Written by Molly Ryan for bizjournals.com
The second annual Houston Beer Week, taking place this week, is celebrating craft beers from around the world at more than 30 Houston bars, restaurants and secret, undisclosed venues.
â€œItâ€™s a week long celebration,â€ said Cathy Rascoe, the festival organizer. â€œThink about it like restaurant week, with beer.â€
The festival kicked off Nov. 19 with the Monsters of Beer Charity Festival in Guadalupe Plaza Park. According to Rascoe, the festival drew in hundreds of visitors to sample beers from around 50 breweries.
During the week, the festival continues at night at various Houston bars and restaurants. At these events, attendees can purchase tickets to, for example, talk with Ash Rowell of Duff Beer at The Ginger Man on Wednesday night or attend a formal beer dinner at Vic & Anthonyâ€™s featuring beers from the North Coast Brewing Co. on Nov. 18.
The locations of some events, such as a 10-course beer dinner made by chefs from Catalan and Beaverâ€™s, are undisclosed until hours before they start.
Rascoe said many Houston-based craft breweries, such as Saint Arnold and No Label, are participating.
The craft brewery industry is booming in Houston, and Houston Beer Week helps bring more attention to new craft beers and restaurants and bars that feature craft beers, Rascoe said.
â€œThere is a vibrant craft beer community here,â€ Rascoe said.
Click here to view a complete schedule of the Houston Beer Week events