Stand a Round

A Field Guide to English and Irish Pub Beers

With the rise of craft beer, it may not be cool to order a pint of bitter anymore—but a good British beer will always have its place.

12/31/2013 By Katharine Shilcutt

10 Best Pubs

Houston’s Best Pub Breakfasts

These traditional English breakfasts will have you full till teatime.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh

Hearth & Haven

Houston’s 10 Coziest Pubs

Where will you hunker down this winter? Try 10 of Houston’s best spots for some hearty food and a pint of bitter.

12/31/2013 By Robb Walsh and Katharine Shilcutt

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