Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ginger Man to Open in Plano

The next new location for the Ginger Man will be in The Shops at Legacy in Plano. A lease and final location are still being negotiated, and no timeline has been announced for opening.

This signals a departure from the traditional Ginger Man pubs in Texas, which tend to favor occupying and renovating local and existing structures rather than pre-planned commercial environments.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Divine Reserve Release Date

Saint Arnold has announced that the latest in the Divine Reserve series, No. 8, will be released for sale on September 10th.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Rahr Begins Wednesday Tours

Fort Worth's Rahr & Sons is beginning Wednesday evening tours this week in addition to their traditional Saturday afternoon tours. The new weekday tour will be each Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm for the same $5 cost (which includes a glass plus samples).

Aside from drawing some of the crowds away from the Saturday tours, the intent of the Wednesday tour is to provide a more personal "happy hour" environment and showcase some small-batch specialty "Brewer's Selection" beers. A new oatmeal stout will be available during the first week's tour.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Texas Beers on Craft Beer Radio


A short selection of Texas beers from Southern Star, Saint Arnold and Real Ale were sampled and profiled on a recent podcast of Craft Beer Radio. The podcast is #142 and is entitled, "Only Steers and Beers come from Texas," available for download from their website.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Firehouse Brewpub in Mansfield

The Firehouse Grill & Brewery (not associated with the California chain of the same name) opened in Mansfield on August 1st for full kitchen and bar service. Some minor cosmetic construction is still in progress, and the website is similarly still under development.

A tap wall featuring about 50 local and national craft beers is offered, as well as a full bar and menu. Owners plan for a handful of house beers contracted out to local breweries, hopefully in time for Oktoberfest celebrations or soon thereafter.