Spring break is upon us. Time to sit back and relax in warmer weather (thank goodness). Oh, what's this—a triple IPA from No Label in Katy? You'd better stock up, folks. That and more (ahem, St. Patrick's Day) in our weekly Houston beer news.

Southern Star has been crankin' out the brew juice for 13 years.

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Southern Star is now a teenager. The Conroe brewery celebrates 13 years with a free party Saturday at its brewery and taproom with music from Winston Cook and Folk Family Revival. The brewery opens at noon.

Karbach is hosting a spring market from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday with SHOP Local Market bringing vendors to the brewery and taproom. There'll be live music and a food truck, as well.

Vallensons' is hosting its St. Patrick's Day party from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Get crawfish, live music, and there's a contest for the best dressed guest. The fun happens at its Pearland taproom.

Saint Arnold is trying to win the title of Best Beer Garden in America, via USA Today's 10Best series. It's up against stalwarts like Bohemian Hall in Queens, New York (where I celebrated a birthday in 2015), Easy Tiger Bake Shop in Austin, Truck Yard in Dallas, Frankford Hall in Philadelphia (where I had my bachelor party in 2014), and Green Bench Brewing Company in St. Petersburg, Florida (I went there in 2019 ... that's it.). Anyway, go here for more.

Beer Releases

No Label has a triple IPA out today. It's called Hipster Apocalypse and it comes in at an aggressive 12.1 percent ABV. This week, the Katy brewery is also pumping out Irish Stout, both on tap Sunday and on Nitro Wednesday.

B-52 is releasing Super Smoothie: PB&J, a peanut butter and jelly flavored imperial sour at 10 percent ABV. Get it starting Friday (today) at the Conroe brewery and taproom.

Saloon Door's newest is Gertrude, a Belgian IPA hopped with Amarillo and Centennial. Get it at the Webster brewery and taproom. A Belgian tripel is on the way this week, too.

On Wednesday, Ingenious released Mutagen, a New England-style IPA with very teenage mutant can art. While it's no longer available at the taproom in Humble, you may be able to find it in the wild (beer stores and the like). Cowabunga.

Southern Yankee has a new one named Paramount Pils. It's a nice and easy crispy pilsner. Get it at their brewery and taproom now.

At New Magnolia, they're releasing Brew Club collaborations Al Pastor IPA (Friday), which is brewed with corn and ancho chili powder, along with pineapple Chinook hops and lime puree; and Kvass Lager (Saturday), a Vienna-style lager made with rye sourdough from Tiny Champions. Good stuff.

Equal Parts is giving us Gorlami, an Italian-style pilsner (dry-hopped with German hops) and the return of Sigma IPA this week. Check 'em out on Harrisburg Boulevard.

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