This week in the Houston beer scene, a brewery opens back up for dine-in service, while a number of facilities are producing new ales to sample. You can support your favorite breweries by visiting them and picking up beer to-go.

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Local Group Brewing Co. is open once again at 50-percent capacity, with table service only for dining in. Takeout and curbside service also available. Open 4–10 p.m, Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

In celebration of its Beer Garden and Restaurant reopening, Saint Arnold is letting 25 new people into its Saint Arnold Society. Pay $1,000, and get a handmade pewter mug with your name engraved on it, plus one free beer every time you visit the brewery (excluding special releases). 

Get yourself a Czech My Phone beer stein from Holler, the perfect vessel for the delicious Czech-style pilsner that the Sawyer Yards brewery has on offer.

Beer Releases

At Eureka Heights get Lightning Panther, a West Coast-style IPA double-dry hopped with Vic Secret and Strata. You can pick some up now, along with a reworked ThunderCougarFalconBird called Hotrod of the Future. This begins Eureka Heights's birthday month (it's turning four this year), so be on the lookout for more beer releases (like Von Wolfhausen, a Festbier that will be released Monday) and special fun things.

Ingenious released a few new cans on Wednesday. They are: Obvious Equation (double IPA triple-dry hopped with Citra, Mosaic, and Calypso), Special Drop #1 (New England IPA double-dry hopped with Citra, Azacca, and Lupulin Dust), Fruit Without Friends (Berliner weisse with passionfruit, mango, pineapple, orange, and lemon and lime zest), and Tangerine Creamsicle Double FroYo (imperial New England milkshake IPA with lactose and tangerine, orange, and vanilla beans). They're still available via the Ingenious website for future pickup.

Sigma has a new one called Ursa Minor, a New England IPA brewed with Galaxy hops. You can head to the brewery and pickup yours through its walk-up window. Also available now: Sigma IPA, a West Coast-influenced beer.

Last week Spindletap released its version of Black is Beautiful, the beer created by Weathered Souls in San Antonio whose proceeds support Black lives, and whose recipe goes to any brewery in the world that wants to cook it (and then simultaneously support Black lives). The Spindletap version has lactose and the brewery's own Black Gold Coffee

At Urban South HTX, pick up some Double Spilled: Live Wire, a recreation of Mountain Dew LiveWire. Order it via the Urban South website.

Local Group is releasing today what it's calling a "proto New England IPA" in Cross Eyed. It's a 6-percent ABV beer.

New at Saloon Door: Chocolate Almond Coffee imperial cream ale, a 9 percent ABV beer.

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