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Houston Beer Week

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Drink beer and donate to charities in one fell swoop. Here's a schedule of events:

Sunday
The Usual Pub
A Homebrewer’s tutorial with DeFalco’s and Southern Star Brewery. Southern Star will work with attendees to “clone” of one of their signature beers. Plus, attendees will be able to taste several Southern Star beers with representatives from the brewery. Call The Usual Pub at 281-501-1478 for more info.

Monday
Beaver’s Ice House and The Petrol Station
Chef Jonathan Jones and Ben Fullelove fold out an evening of food and beer. It begins with a beer cocktail reception followed by a 5-course dinner featuring dishes showcasing Jonathan’s passion for all things rubbed, aged, smoked and slow-cooked paired with craft beer selections hand-picked by Ben. Ten percent of the proceeds of this dinner will go to benefit Live It BIG, Inc., hosts of the Monsters Of Beer Charity Festival. Starts at 7 p.m., meals are $70 per person.

The Ginger Man Pub
Connoisseur tasting with Chris Campana of Artisanal Imports (Austin, TX). Chris will walk you through his incredible portfolio of beers including Urthel (Belgium), Malheur (Belgium), Sunner (Germany), Triple Karmeliet (Belgium), Koningshoeven (Belgium) and Tilburg (Netherlands). Starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $11.25 per person.

Tuesday
Canopy and Saint Arnold Brewery
Spend an evening with Brock Wagner of Saint Arnold Brewery and the imaginative, seasonal food prepared by Claire Smith. Mr. Wagner will pair Saint Arnold’s beers with regional food prepared by Smith. This will be a special and intimate evening with two amazing people. Call Canopy at 713-528-6848 for more info.

The Petrol Station
Sample the entire line of Moylan’s Brewery (at least those available in Texas). Call The Petrol Station at 713-957-2875 for more info.

Alamo Drafthouse
Matinee prices for movies (excluding special events), $3 craft beer pints, and Growler specials.

The Ginger Man Pub
Connoisseur tasting with Audrey Keifer of Artisanal Beverage Company (Dallas). Audrey will be on hand to discuss their outstanding portfolio of beers including Brew Dog (Scotland), Cooper’s (Australia), Hofbrau (Germany), North Coast (California), and Unibroue (Canada). Starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $11.25 per person.

Wednesday
Catalan and Anvil Bar & Refuge
Culinary explorer Chris Shepherd and Anvil co-owner and beer nerd Kevin Floyd team up for an evening of bold flavors. Diners will sip on handpicked craft beer selections by Floyd paired with courses of Shepherd’s imaginative American cuisine, while enjoying Floyd’s signature style of imparting his extensive knowledge of beer via amusing anecdotes and historical factoids. Call Catalan at 713-426-4260 for more info.

The Flying Saucer with Stone Brewing
A night of stone brewing! Stone pint glasses will be available with specials on 4-5 Stone beers all night! Come visit with Jason Armstrong of Stone Brewing for this special occasion.

The Ginger Man Pub
“Big Beer” Formal tasting with Ash Rowell of Duff Distributors and Joe Jackson of The Ginger Man Pub. Guests will enjoy beers from Moylan’s, Bear Republic, Brew Dog, Pike Brewery and Southern Star. The tasting will focus on quality high-alcohol beer with a concentration on Barley wines and Imperial Stouts. The beers will also be paired with food and guests will receive a gift of beer-related “swag. Starts at 5:30 p.m. and tickets are $20 per person.

The Ginger Man Pub
Connoisseur tasting with Keith Dillon of Victory Brewing. Keith will be available to discuss beers created by the award-winning Victory Brewing Company including Storm King Imperial Stout, Hop Devil IPA, Golden Monkey Tripel and many more. Starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $11.25 per person.

Thursday
Divino Italian Restaurant and Pike Brewing
Enjoy the carefully prepared in-house specialties of Chef Patrick McCray and the made-to-be-paired-with-food beers from Pike Brewing. Of special note, Pike is bringing their Old Bawdy barley wine just for the occasion. Because Pike brews their beers with food pairings in mind, the beers will pair wonderfully with this evening’s Italian cuisine.
Call Divino at 713-807-1123 for more info.

Petrol Station Pumpkin Throwdown
Pumpkin Beer Throwdown – if you are a homebrewer and would like to test your skills against others, contact The Petrol Station at 713-957-2875 for the rules of this event – a first of its kind in Houston. Open to the public, of course.

The Ginger Man Pub
Connoisseur tasting with Nadine Jones of Brooklyn Brewery. Nadine will discuss the array of award-winning beers from Brooklyn Brewery. In keeping with Garret Oliver’s (Brooklyn’s Master Brewer) book, “The Brewmaster’s Table,” there will be a cooking demonstration with beer and instructional lecture regarding designing your meals around your beer of choice. Starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $11.25 per person.

Friday
Vic & Anthony’s and Brew Dog Brewery
The third in a series of well-crafted and highly anticipated beer dinners, Chef Carlos Rodriguez will be at it again, this time featuring the beers of the indomitable Brewdog Brewery of Scotland. Famous for its End of History, Sink the Bismarck and Tactical Nuclear Penguin beers – this brewery is the hands-down maverick of the brewing world. Come join the festivities as we journey through the strange and wonderful world of Brewdog craft beers. Call Stacie Chambers at 713-228-1111 for more info.

Anvil Bar & Refuge
Gravity Cask 2010: This event will feature beers custom-made for Anvil Bar & Refuge. You will not find these beers any place else. The rare and unique casks will come from local and continental European breweries, including these one-of-a-kind beers: Southern Star Smoked Porter - originally brewed for the pro-am competition at the Great American Beer Festival, Kevin Floyd asked that this cask be flavored with cocoa nibs and Madagascar vanilla beans and cask-conditioned Independence Oatmeal Stout infudes with Anvil’s signature Bourbon Cheries. Call Anvil at 713-523-1622 for more info.

The Ginger Man Pub
An all-day event celebrating one of America’s most important and historical breweries: Samuel Adams. Sam Adams draft beer will be specially priced and Joe Jackson will be giving out special “goodies” to those in attendance. Live music and other “beer centric” activities will occur throughout the day.

The Dixie Cup Homebrew Competition: Strange Brew
This is one of the final qualifying events for The Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing and is the final competition in the series that determines the Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year, the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Team of the Year, and the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Club of the Year. Call DeFalco’s at 713-668-9440 for more info.

Saturday
Brenner’s Beer Festival
Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou will be playing host to several local and regional craft breweries during its first beer festival from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and more than 50 beers will be offered in 3 oz. tastings. Live entertainment by Ezra Charles & The Works and Jason Armstrong of Stone Brewing. Only 400 tickets will be available and you must be 21 years old to attend. Tickets are $45-55. Call 713-868-4444 for more info,

The Ginger Man Pub
Connoisseur tasting with Prescott Carter of Duvel-Moortgat Brewery. Prescott will discuss the renowned family of beers including Ommegang (New York), Duvel (Belgium), Maredsous (Belgium), and the Chouffe Brewery (Belgium).
Starts at 7:30 p.m., tickets are $11.25 per person.

The Dixie Cup Homebrew Competition: Strange Brew
This one of the final qualifying events for The Masters Championship of Amateur Brewing and is the final competition in the series that determines the Lone Star Circuit Homebrewer of the Year, the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Team of the Year, and the Lone Star Circuit Homebrew Club of the Year. Call DeFalco’s at 713-668-9440 for more info.

Sunday
Monsters Of Beer Charity Festival
The festival will be held at 13 Celsius from 12:00pm to 6:00pm. Featuring craft breweries from Texas, guests will be treated to beers from our growing craft beer community including three new breweries. Tickets are $20-30.
 

WHEN

WHERE

The Ginger Man
5607 Morningside Dr.
Houston, TX 77005
http://www.houstonbeerweek.com/

TICKET INFO

All events are subject to change due to weather or other concerns. Please check with the venue or organization to ensure an event is taking place as scheduled.