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The Beer Fox

The Beer Fox

February 20 2012

Tell me about the Breweries/Brewpubs in your region!

I had some great new brews yesterday. The Philadelphia, PA area is exploding with  start-up breweries/brewpubs - probably because Philly Beer Week is a big stimulus to the beer community.  Philly Beer Week is a 10-day event, held in June (June 1-10 in 2012) that presents over 1,000 events in that 10-day period. But I digress. At the War of the Worts Homebrew Competition, several new commercial breweries showcased their beers:  Free Will Brewing of Perkasie, PA; Naked Brewing Company; Cabinet Artisanal Brewhouse of Arlington, VA (brewers for The Farmer's Cabinet in Philly); Forest & Main Brewery & Pub, Ambler, PA; Round Guys Brewing of Lansdale, PA; Prism Brewing of North Wales, PA; and I hope I haven't missed anyone!  Not present but soon also opening in the area is Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA.  I also hear Blue Dog in Lansdale is going to convert from a beer bar to a brewpub.  What's in your region?

Houston, Texas has a lot of variety to offer as well, and being one of the world's hubs for the energy industry we see alot of international visitors - anyone, whether local or in-town for any length of time - should sample some of the local varieties:

We have No Label out west in Katy (you can follow them on BeerLovers here), toward the north we have Southern Star in Conroe; just on the northwest side of town we have Karbach; and just north of downtown resides the venerable Saint Arnold.   Today I was able to locate Buffalo Bayou Brewing, and in the coming months we should be seeing two more (at least): 8th Wonder and Yard Sale Brewing.