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The Love Beer is here: Houston craft beer power debuts a new brew that gives Valentine's Day real buzz

The Love Beer is here: Houston craft beer power introduces a new brew

Buffalo Bayou Creek Group Creek Love beer
Try Creek Love this Friday. Courtesy photo

Many couples already have plans for Valentine's Day — or at least they should, reservations are mostly gone at this point — but what about plans for Friday? For those looking for a way to kickstart a weekend of romance, the Creek Group and Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company have joined forces on a beer brewed with aphrodisiacs. 

Buffalo Bayou owner Rassul Zarinfar credits/blames the Creek Group's Shakti Baum for the idea for the beer, which he's calling Creek Love.

 Zarinfar admits that the recipe is "kind of silly," but reports that it's "tasting pretty good." 

"She sent me an email a couple months ago. Let’s make some beer for Valentine’s with some aphrodisiacs and stuff," Zarinfar tells CutureMap. "Shakti gave us this list of some normal and some really obscure aphrodisiacs — some I didn’t even know how to pronounce."

In the end, the Buffalo Bayou team settled on adding rose petals and honey to their stalwart Great White Buffalo wit beer. Zarinfar admits that the recipe is "kind of silly," but reports that it's "tasting pretty good." 

The brewery has already released eight variations of Great White Buffalo; a ninth, dubbed Great Blue Buffalo because it uses blueberries, will hit taps this week. "We’re really good at taking that wit beer base and adding sweet, spicy and savory elements," Zarinfar says. "It wasn’t that hard. We’ve already done all the hard work building the base recipe and understanding the yeast strain." 

No one at Buffalo Bayou has tested whether Creek Love actually stimulates romantic feelings, but for $8, including a tulip glass, it couldn't hurt to try. Each of the Creek Group restaurants is only getting one slim keg, which means it'll go fast when it's tapped Friday at 6 p.m.