It's time to get those Thanksgiving beers. Remember, pace yourself, and consider enjoying some light, crisp fare during dinner. After dinner is the time to break out those big, boozy brews. Luckily, Houston breweries have a little bit of everything to purchase this week.
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Spindletap is celebrating its five-year anniversary Saturday with live music, face painting, games, and food. To mark the occasion, the brewery is releasing a triple IPA called Haymaker, coming in at 10-percent ABV. The party is free to attend, and social distancing guidelines will be followed, but you can also purchase a party package ($25–1,000) to add to the fun.
Head to the Breakfast Klub at 10 a.m. Saturday for a pop-up featuring Humbled In Humble, the collaborative beer series between the breakfast restaurant, Ingenious Brewing, and Hop Topic. They'll be serving up the first beer in the Humbled In Humble series, Vol. 1, a 10-percent ABV imperial pastry stout made with blueberries, cream, and Breakfast Klub waffles.
Urban South in New Orleans announced on Monday the launch of a hard seltzer brand called Paradise Park. The gluten-free seltzers come in at less than 100 calories each, and flavors include lime cucumber, rocket pop (a combination of sweet cherry, blue raspberry, and tart lime), and raspberry limeade. While Paradise Park hard seltzers are not yet available at Urban South's Houston location, they have rolled out in New Orleans.
Meanwhile, Urban South HTX at Sawyer Yards is hosting an artisan market in collaboration with HTX Market from 1–6 p.m. November 28, or Small Business Saturday. Face masks are requested.
No Label is celebrating its 10-year anniversary at noon November 28 with live music, food trucks, axe throwing, and plenty of beer releases. VIP packages are available ($25–1,000), though the party itself is free to attend.
Baa Baa Brewhouse has a big beer drop planned for 5:30–9 p.m. today. Walk-ups only (wear a mask) at 539 FM 359 Rd S, #7, for nearly a dozen beers. Full list here.
You can now get cans of Holly Jolly Jorts, a spiced golden ale at 7.3-percent ABV from Eureka Heights. The beer apparently tastes like spiced holiday cookies, but there's only one way to find out.
Find Back Pew's Perrin, an oatmeal stout, in stores starting today.
Equal Parts gives us MK II, a Helles lager available through the brewery. Soon, it'll be canned for larger distribution.
Saloon Door is releasing some holiday beers on Saturday: Merryculous (maple and pecan Russian imperial stout) and Reindiculous (peanut butter and white chocolate Russian imperial stout). Get them at the taproom and on grocery shelves.
Brash will release Black Masses imperial stout at 8 a.m. November 27, which is Black Friday. It's a double coffee milk stout, so it's perfect for 8 a.m. Black Friday.
Also coming on Black Friday: Session Black IPA at Vallensons' Brewing Company. It comes in at 5-percnt ABV.
Holler is releasing Keep Houston Krispy today. The 5.3-percent ABV Kolsch-style beer includes Mandarina Bavaria hops and Vienna malt.
At City Acre, celebrate the holiday with Plymouth Bock, a 6.9-percent ABV bock.
Astral brought us Supersonic, a New England-style IPA dry-hopped with Idaho 7 and Bru-1, last weekend.