Daisy Chain at Looking At You
Thursday, February 22nd` - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Daisy Chain Pint Night at Looking At You from 6-9PM
Daisy Chain Project release by Southern Star Brewing
Friday, February 23 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm
There’s an ambitious new experiment coming from Houston-area craft breweries this spring, inspired by the Unity of Houston during the Harvey disaster. Twenty three breweries have joined in to each brew a batch of beer using the same yeast strain throughout the project. Called the Houston Daisy Chain Experiment, the yeast will begin its journey at Southern Star Brewing Co. in Conroe, Texas, then be harvested by the other participating breweries until they’ve all brewed and released their unique beers to the public. Releases begin February 2018, and continue throughout the spring, with Southern Star Brewing’s batch releasing on February 23rd in the Southern Star taproom from 4:00pm to 10:00pm. KAOW Kajun Asian On Wheels will offering a delicious menu options during the event.
The inspiration behind the Daisy Chain Project:
The project is the idea of Sam Wright, head brewer at Southern Star Brewing. He was inspired by the openness of the modern craft brewing industry, and an old but forgotten method of obtaining yeast before brewing was industrialized.
“For centuries, before people even understood what yeast was responsible for, brewers would share the sludge on the bottom of their beer barrels with neighbors, or use it for their own future batches of beer. Without this practice, beer as we know it today might not exist. And this type of sharing is very common among today’s craft brewers. I can’t count the number of times I’ve either been helped or have helped a fellow brewer who needed a bag of grain, a box of hops, or some yeast to make their beer. There’s a spirit of unity among craft breweries where we all want to see each other succeed.”
The idea sat in the back of Mr. Wright’s mind for months, as he thought of all the reasons that a project such as this would crash and burn. “What happens if one of the breweries gets an infection in their yeast, and spreads it to other breweries? Then you’ve got breweries who’ve lost hundreds or thousands of dollars in raw materials for a beer they can’t release, and have to eliminate an infection that someone else was responsible for. Could it turn into animosity amongst the breweries? Would there be brewers less willing to share raw materials or insight into their processes? What happens if one brewery has a slow fermentation, and holds up the production schedule of several others depending on that yeast to be harvested? There are a thousand ways for this experiment to derail itself, so I shelved it and focused elsewhere.”
Then in August, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas Gulf Coast, destroying several coastal towns, and dropping more rain on Houston than any other flooding event on record. “The hurricane was a strange time for my family, as we were effectively trapped in our home for four days watching local news coverage of how bad the flooding was, and showing Houstonians being rescued by their neighbors. Our home was safe and never threatened by flooding, but we couldn’t get out and do anything to help others. It drove me crazy.” When the flooding had mostly subsided, Wright found a brewery close to his home that was holding a relief drive, and loaded up his truck with needed supplies. “There were hundreds of relief drives around town, but I knew I wanted to go through a local brewery, and Eureka Heights was close to us. When I arrived, there were so many vehicles trying to donate supplies that I couldn’t unload what I brought for about twenty minutes. The line was too long. Inside, there were dozens of people helping to sort out the donations that kept coming in. After being there for an hour, the volunteers who were driving donations to George R Brown Convention Center were told to wait, because they couldn’t process all of the donations that were coming in. “I remember watching national news coverage of the relief efforts, and they were commenting about how surprising and wonderful it was that Houston was doing so much to help other Houstonians. And I thought, that’s not surprising at all, we’ve always done this.” And it made him think that his idea of brewers sharing yeast just might work out.
“The community reaction to Hurricane Harvey and the Astros winning the World Series a couple of months later made me very proud to be a lifelong Houstonian. Houston’s always been a great city, but we always feel overshadowed. It seems like all people know about Houston is oil and gas and NASA. Showing the world how to help out your neighbor and finally being world champions again brought an energy to the city I haven’t felt before.” Wright decided to try to harness this new energy, and presented his idea to a handful of local breweries. Almost everyone who heard about it was excited to see how it would work out.
He reached out to all of the Houston area members of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, and lined up twenty three breweries to each make their own beer using the same type of yeast. “I wanted each brewery to come up with their own beer and market it their own way. I only asked that people use the yeast, and to use the name and logo on the package or tap handle so customers would know it’s part of the project. If I tried to assign certain beer styles to certain breweries or tell them how much to make, it would’ve been easier for me to plan it out, but then we’d lose the creativity of all of the breweries involved, which was the point. To let everybody get creative with what they’re producing, I hope that there will be more ownership of the project by everyone involved, and lets them show off what they can brew.”
To the best of his knowledge, this is the largest group of breweries that have worked together collaboratively in the modern craft brewing era. “I’ve always been impressed that our industry has so many collaboration beers, brewed by two or more breweries. I can’t think of many other industries that would consider it. That’s one thing that keeps the craft brewing community special, even as it evolves. I’m very excited to try all the beers that the twenty three breweries come up with, and to give the craft beer drinkers of the Houston area an opportunity to be a part of our collaborative experiment.”
The breweries involved in the Houston Daisy Chain Experiment are Southern Star, 8th Wonder, Eureka Heights, Copperhead, 11 Below, Sigma, Braman, Lone Pint, Town in City, Bearded Fox, Brash, No Label, BAKFISH, Texas Leaguer, Buffalo Bayou, Platypus, City Acre, Holler, Fetching Lab, Whole Foods Brewing, Spindletap, Blackwater Draw, and New Republic.
Southern Star will also be celebrating a decade of beer this coming March. To commemorate their tenth anniversary, they will be releasing an imperial version of their popular IPA Half Nelson in 16 oz. cans and a limited amount of kegs. This beer will have the same malts and hops as their Half Nelson, but more of them. Lots of Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin flavor and aroma blend with a sturdy malt backbone, look for this beer in tallboys and draft around the middle of March.
90’s Pint Night n Live Trivia at Whatever
Friday, February 23 - 5:00PM - 2:00AM
This is our most exciting event!
we have 90's Pint Night by Southern Star Brewery,
We/'ll be carrying multiple beers for you to try.
Buy a Southern Star beer, Keep the Pint Glass!
We have all sorts of beers for those to try!
We Have 90's Live Trivia!
It's all about the 90's!
Feel free to dress up!
Our staff will be dressed to impress for this occasion!
90's All Around
Prizes for each round won.
10-15 questions each.
We Will have DJ JWEBB Spinning up some great 90's Music for all to enjoy!
Our specials for the day is Happy Hour 11-7PM
Whatever Sports Bar and Grill
11902 Jones Rd,
Houston, TX 77070-5205,
Houston Daisy Chain at Hop Scholar
Friday, February 23rd - 6:00PM
Houston Daisy Chain pint night featuring our Falconers Flight Pale Ale at Hop Scholar in Spring, TX.
Daisy Chain at Cottonwood
Friday, February 24th - 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Daisy Chain Project Available at Cottonwood 7-10PM
3422 N Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77018
Crawfish Sunday with Artisans Market and Dog Adoption Fair
Sunday, February 25th - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
It's Crawfish time!! Come get messy with us every Sunday, starting February 18th through Father’s Day, June 17th. From 12-6p Harbor’s Cajun Station Food Truck will be serving up tasty mud bugs and we got that tasty Texas nectar to cool you off. Fresh Crawfish, cold beer, Music, fun, & kids and adults! Come get your bugs while supplies last!
Come on out to the Southern Star Farmers & Artisans Market and Dog Adoption Fair, every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month from 12:00noon to 4:00pm to enjoy your favorite brew while you shop a variety of locally grown, organic and hand crafted items!
Dog adoption fair by A Chance to Bloom dog Rescue, who the proceeds of the market will be donated to. A Chance to Bloom is a non-profit, all-volunteer group of animal lovers. CTB has observed a great need in our community to assist, rescue, foster, provide medical care and love for the unwanted, homeless, neglected and abused animals we so often see.
Enjoy our Sunday Funday Market year around, every 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month.
Taproom will be open for Sunday Family Funday from 12:00noon to 6:00pm. Enjoy a lunch from a variety of market vendors offering fresh menu items.
Daisy Chain at The Regal Beagle
Wednesday, February 28th - 6:00pm-9:00pm
The Regal Beagle
3640 FM 528 Rd, Friendswood, TX 77546
February 28th 6-9pm
Featuring daisy chain, spring pils, humidity.
10 Year Anniversary Party
Saturday, March 10th - 12:00pm - 10:00pm
That’s right 10 years in the making of great craft beer. Started in a small shop in Conroe Texas and moved on up to an amazing facility on 14 beautiful acres, now producing 5 great year around brews, seasonal selections and specialty beers! We are especially honor to have been the first to can craft beer in the great state of Texas.
Celebrate the Southern Star Brewing Company 10th year anniversary with us on March 10th 12:00pm-10:00pm. We are going to be having loads of fun, you won’t want to miss out on the best dressed Bombshell Blonde look-alike contest. You get to pick the winners, great prizes for all bombshell participants, to include beery awesome trophies, Baskets of Beer Goodies, and more!
Specialty 10th Anniversary glass and 3 beer tickets for $25! Come enjoy the 10th year celebration with great beer, live music on our Biergarten stage by The Great Trumpet and the Brandon McDermott Band, and a variety of food from KAOW Kajun Asian On Wheels and Jamaica Pon Di Road.
To commemorate our 10th anniversary, during our celebration, we will be releasing an imperial version of their popular IPA Half Nelson. This beer will have the same malts and hops as their Half Nelson, but more of them. Lots of Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin flavor and aroma blend with a sturdy malt backbone, look for this beer in tallboys and draft around the middle of March.
Market Vendor interested in participating, please email: email@example.com
Daisy Chain Project at Skallywag Suds N’ Grub
Thursday, March 15th - 5:00pm-8:00pm
Daisy Chain Project Pint Night at Skallywag Suds N’ Grub On March 15th from 5-8pm
600 6th St, Kemah, TX 77565