‘How you doin’?’: Texas brewery debuts ‘Friends’-themed beer
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Longtime fans of the hit TV show “Friends” will want to travel to this San Antonio brewery to try their newest beer that gives vibes of NYC. Islla Street Brewing, who also created the popular “Big Red” beer last year, is releasing a new flavor inspired by an ode to Rachel, Ross, Joey, Phoebe, Monica, and Chandler’s trips to “Central Perk Coffee Cafe”. The beer, named “Friends Toast,” is a coffee stout steeped with brioche, nutmeg, and finished with maple and Mexican vanilla, the brewery said on their Facebook page. The brewery said the beer will be available on their menu starting Monday.
Test it Tuesday: Can $10 device turn bottled beer into draft beer?
For those times when you are home and draught beer is not an option, the Tap Pro claims it can instantly turn bottled beer into draft beer. “I think I think the general consensus is that draft beer is generally fresher,” said Flying Saucer manager Joshua Justice. He put the Tap Pro bottle adapter on the bottles before pouring them and serving both the bottled beer and the draught beer to testers Mike Stockman and meteorologist Justin Stapleton. Justice said the Tap Pro works kind of like a wine aerator. The Tap Pro tricked them each a third of the time into thinking bottled beer was actually from the tap.
This Texas brewery named the best in the country
SA SPIRITS: Flavor-packed craft beer comes to life at Weathered Souls brewingHOUSTON – A San Antonio brewery has been named the best in the U.S. by Hop Culture Magazine. Weathered Souls Brewing Co. took the No. According to Hop Culture, it was Weathered Souls’ resilience amid the coronavirus pandemic that earned it the top spot on the list. Last June, the brewery launched its “Black Is Beautiful” initiative with a mission to bring “awareness to the injustices that many people of color face daily,” Hop Culture reports. According to San Antonio Current, 1,200 breweries, representing all 50 U.S. states and 22 countries have taken part in the initiative.
Karbach Brewing Co. brings back the authentic Texas ranch heritage with ‘Ranch Water’ hard seltzer
HOUSTON – A Houston brewery is making their unique take on “Ranch Water.”Karbach Brewing Co. will soon release their 90-calorie, 4.5% ABV Ranch Water Hard Seltzer, which is crafted to shake up the hard seltzer scene in Texas. In a post on their Instagram page, Karbach’s Ranch Water Hard Seltzer is said to “simmer down any Texas heatwave whenever the time is right to channel the spirit of the ranch.”David Graham, marketing manager for Karbach Brewing Co., said in a release demand for a seltzer has been big for their consumers, and they’ve been working on this project for over two years. The hard seltzer drink is inspired by tequila and agave flavors, according to a news release. Karbach’s Ranch Water Hard Seltzer will hit stores beginning Jan. 4 and will be sold in six-packs or 12-packs.
Oktoberfest at home: This pretzel and beer keg could be the ticket
Oktoberfest is here, but now you can bring the German celebration to your home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Snack maker Snyder’s and Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. created a pretzel and beer keg, inspired by the love of the classic pretzel and beer combination during Oktoberfest celebration. canister of Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels and a five-liter keg of Captain Lawrence’s Marzen Style Oktoberfest Brew. You can order it online for at-home Oktoberfest celebrations. The keg will be available starting on October 7 at 1 p.m. CT online at SnydersPretzelKeg.com for $49.99.
Buy a beer, give back to Houston: Texas chefs brew up Karbach Pilsner to help restaurant workers
HOUSTON – Two renowned Texas chefs are joining forces with a Houston brewery to craft a special pilsner that allows you to give back to the community. Austin-based chef Aaron Franklin and Houston-based chef Chris Shepherd joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind beer with Karbach Brewing in hopes to bring something good out of 2020. The new beer, called Horseshoe Pilsner will benefit Southern Smoke Foundation, supporting food and beverage workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, according to a release. Horseshoe Pilsner is “made to be the perfect palate cleanser” and is perfect to enjoy with Texas barbecue, said Franklin, who owns Franklin Barbecue in Austin. Both Franklin and Shepherd hope they will raise up to $100,000 for Southern Smoke Foundation.
Made in Texas: How a century after making its first brew, Shiner beer now distributes 6 million cases a year in 49 states
HOUSTON – Welcome to Made in Texas, where we write about products made in the Lone Star State. Today, we’re featuring the only Texas beer that has been around for 108 years, Shiner. He says the original tastes good with barbecue, a black lager can be paired with a dessert and its Shiner light blondes go well with a hamburger. The story behind Shiner beerShiner beer is brewed at the Spoetzl Brewery in a tiny Texas town named Shiner, which has a population of 2,069 residents. Today, Shiner beer distributes over six million cases a year to 49 states across the country.
Did you postpone a wedding due to coronavirus? Busch wants to give you free beer for a year
Busch Beer wants to try and make it up to these couples by offering them a chance to win free beer for a year. You must also follow Busch Beer on the social media platform where you made your entry. Busch is awarding free beer for a year to 250 lucky couples. Your wedding plans may be on ice for the time being, but we wanna give you a wedding gift of ice-cold Busch. pic.twitter.com/qkgVXvCsZa — Busch Beer (@BuschBeer) April 15, 2020And if you weren’t due to get married, you too can win by tagging a friend, using #MyFriendsWedding and #Sweepstakes for a chance to win Busch beer swag.
Here’s how you can show your support for Chinatown and get a free beer
HOUSTON – Following the coronavirus outbreak, Houston Chinatown businesses have been suffering amid rumors of the disease in the area. In an effort to help some of the struggling Chinatown businesses, Axelrad Beer Garden is putting out a call to action for people in the Houston area. The craft-beer joint shared a post on Facebook asking people to go show Chinatown some support. In return, Axelrad “will give you a canned beer for your receipt showing you ate a meal at any Chinatown restaurant or any business in the Chinatown area,” according to the post. The beer garden is encouraging other businesses to also do the same and encourage their customers to also support Chinatown.
Houston History: A look back at Houston’s Grand Prize Beer, the best-selling beer in Texas
An African-American man is seated on a box of " Grand Prize Lager Beer" in the front center of the two cars. He sought the best brewer at the time, hiring Belgium brewmaster Frank Brogniez from Houston Ice and Brewing to create a new beer, and so Grand Prize Beer was born. Grand Prize Beer, Gulf Brewing Company (KPRC)The new brew was named after Brogniez’s original 1912 beer, Southern Select. In 1963, Gulf Brewing Co. closed its doors and Grand Prize Beer stopped producing. Today, you won’t find any cases of Grand Prize Beer, however you might find some memorabilia of the once-beloved cold drink.