Houston: Craft Brew City
By Anjelica Guevara
During Beer Week in Houston, Texas, a quick google search will render over fifty events taking place in honor of beer. This might come as a surprise to some, who are unaware of the colorful and decorated past of Houston’s breweries and the love Houstonians have for their beer. In 1837, Houston emerged as a brand new city, and although it had not built up much yet, it already had a saloon.
Scroll down to watch the movie, Houston: Craft Brew City, or to listen to excerpts from an interview with Saint Arnold Brewing Company founder Brock Wagner, who talks about how he got involved in brewing beer, the company, and what it means to Houston beer lovers.
Wagner talks about eating at Hungry’s Neighborhood Cafe and Bistro during his college days at Rice and remembers the cooler of beer from all around the world, which was not available in many places in Houston at the time. Wagner’s home brewing grew out of a desire to recreate these flavors.
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