Our final stop in Houston is at 160Ft Beer Works. Which is unfortunately not open currently due to the flooding from Harvey.
And instead of sending thoughts and prayers, (which are nice and all, but…) how about planning how you would help out your local brewery if a natural disaster struck. Do you have a special skill that would help a brewery get back up and running or could you show and help dig out or clean?
I certainly hope 160Ft. is able to open soon so that people could have beers like the following:
Re-Connect with your beer
Mo’ Money, Mo’ Honey – Honey Malt Hefeweizen
Texas Malt Ale- Ol’ Vintage Malt
Black Gold- Black Sour Hefe
Battle of Chocolate Town – Year-Round Stout
In the aftermath of Harvey, I kept seeing one brewery pop-up and it is 8th Wonder.
Named after the un-official moniker of the Houston Astrodome aka the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, this brewery has been pouring #reliefbeers for Houstonians. Beer such as…
Dome Faux’m – Throwback Cream Ale
“A tip of our hat to the foamy suds once served at the Astrodome, this Houston original Cream Ale is a pre-Prohibition style brew that is light, crisp, and easy drinking. Whether it’s the big game or the big chill, Dome Faux’m is your personal championship beer. A Moon Tower Sudworks collabor8ion”
Intellectuale – Witty Blonde
“Somewhere between a Wit, a Blonde, and a Belgian Golden, Intellectuale is an easy-going and tasty beer that stimul8s the mind, the body, and the soul. This clever brew has a light, crisp body with a genius amount of wheat. Mild fruit esters; smartly hopped. On a hot humid day or chill night, Intellectuale is always the intelligent choice.”
Alternate Universe – Altbier
“In the Alternate Universe, the malt planets and hop stars align with the yeast sun to create this otherworldly ale. Existing in a parallel dimension somewhere between an Amber ale and a Brown ale, this sublime, old German ale has a malty backbone with a balanced hop bite. Extended conditioning produces a smooth and flavorful lib8ion. This superior brew is never too light, never too dark.”
This month we turn to Houston to showcase the beers from the area but also to show how they are responding to the hurricane and flooding.
Holler Beer has their Dollar Pils Y’all as the sales in the taproom for that beer over the long Labor Day weekend were donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
That beer and more would be on my initial taster tray…
Dollar Pils Y’all
“Crisp, clean, and refreshing German style Pils showcasing quality malt and hops.”
“A juicy IPA made with loads of Galaxy and Citra hops, bursting with tropical fruit flavor atop a soft mouthfeel and mellow bitterness.”
“IPA with the fruitiness and spiciness derived from the use of Belgian yeast.”
“Full-bodied, malty English-style ale with an aroma of cherries and rich flavors including toffee, biscuit and an herbal hoppiness.”
Coconut Prime: Collab. w/ Whole Foods Brewing Co.
“Luxurious and rich Imperial Porter with toasted coconut and vanilla beans.”
I am a big fan of the now classic “A Christmas Story”. (All other versions and sequels are abominations unto my eyes) and this cheekily named beer from Karbach has a cool label and hopefully a cool beer inside….
“This, our Winter seasonal, is a black ale spiced generously with cocoa nibs, orange peel, ginger, cardamom, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. It truly is the holidays in a glass.”