Synergy

Second Lovers’ Love Affair With Craft Beer

Local folk band Second Lovers loves craft beer so much, they recorded an album at the Saint Arnold brewery.

12/17/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Drinking Games

Brian Ching Bartends for Charity at Dogwood

The Dynamo coach and retired forward will tend bar this Wednesday to benefit Habitat for Humanity.

12/06/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Alcohol Anonymous

Champagne: a Blind Taste Test

Which sparkler reigns supreme? We asked seven wine enthusiasts to rate our favorite champagnes.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Bubbling Over

A Wine Bar Crawl for the Holidays

The holiday season is a great time to check out Houston’s effervescent wine bar scene.

12/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Hospitality

Tie Goes to the Bartender

Or, how to get kicked out of your favorite bar.

11/18/2013 By Dan Derozier

Booze News

Of Corked Wines and Skunked Beers

Why is it so easy to send back bad wine, but not bad beer?

11/04/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Wine Bars

Grape Expectations at Camerata

Operatic intensity descends on the Houston wine scene.

10/31/2013 By Jeremy Parzen

Beer Blog

Which Pumpkin Beer Is Best for You?

There are plenty of seasonal pumpkin brews to pick from—but which actually taste good?

10/22/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Slideshow

Iron Sommelier Competition

Thirteen sommeliers competed for the title of Iron Sommelier, benefiting the Periwinkle Foundation.

10/01/2013

The Drawl

Hitting the Bottle

Can you figure out these fiendishly difficult bottle cap puzzles?

09/30/2013 Illustrations by Lucky 11 Studios

Iron and Wine

Only the Strong Survive the Iron Sommelier Competition

The annual Iron Sommelier competition separates the dregs from the Dolcettos.

09/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Blog

The Perfect Houston Six-Pack (of Beer)

What would be in your ideal six-pack of Houston craft beer?

08/26/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Beat

Upslope Brewing Co. Heads Downhill to Texas

Boulder's brash young microbrewery makes a break for Texas shelves.

08/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picnicking

Fried Chicken Sundays at D&T Drive Inn

A new kitchen and terrific menu makes D&T more than just an icehouse.

08/09/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Petrol Station

A Trip to Beernerdia

Either speak the language or have a plan.

08/01/2013 By Robb Walsh

Pub Grub

Runaway Radio and a Surprising Steak Night

Outlaw Dave's Worldwide Headquarters offers a serious steal on Monday nights.

07/16/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Midtown and Down

The Good Life Keeps Its Promise

A casual Midtown bar with a surprising food menu makes a great happy hour destination.

07/12/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Happiest Hours

God Bless Américas's New Happy Hour Menu

The $5 bar bites at Américas aren't your average happy hour pub grub.

06/21/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

Beer Laws

The Pursuit of Foamy Freedom

Beer law changes: brewpubs can distribute and breweries can sell on-premise.

06/21/2013 By Leslie Sprague

Beer & Food

Happy Hour: Burgers and Beers at BRC

Grab a tasty burger and a cold beer on Mondays without breaking the bank at BRC.

06/14/2013 By Leslie Sprague