Buffalo Bayou Brewing's flagship beer, a copper ale called 1836 after the year Houston was founded on the banks of Buffalo Bayou, will be hitting taps at the better beer bars around town this weekend.
Founder Rassul Zarinfar posted Thursday, "In less than 30 hours, kegs will be full, deliveries done, lines cleaned, and I'll have a full pint of 1836 in front of my at several of my favorite bars on the planet... until then, well let's not think about what needs to be done until then."
And thanks to Jester King Brewery's recent court victory, it's now legal for Buff Brew to tell us where to get our very own pint. The bars of illest repute that will be getting some of that sweet nectar Friday include:
Flying Saucer (Downtown and Sugarland)
Hans Bier Haus
Jackson’s Watering Hole
Kung Fu Saloon
Little Woodrow’s (Rice Village)
Benjy's Upper Washington
Porch Swing Pub
For a first sip, hit Flying Saucer Downtown at opening and then follow Zarinfar on his unofficial launch crawl (craunch?), beginning at Flying Saucer Downtown at lunchtime and then moving to Valhalla (he's a Rice alum) at 4 p.m., Little Woodrow's Village at 6, Kelvin Arms at 8 and Hans Bier Haus at 10 p.m.
As kegs continue to roll out all week, Canyon Creek, Cedar Creek, Grand Prize, Petrol Station, Queen Vic and both Ziggy’s locations will have 1836 on tap, too. Look for its distinctive tap handle, inspired by Davy Crockett's iconic rifle butt.