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Viewing entries posted in January 2013

God Bless Texas....Booze!

It has been no secret that for the past few years Texas has seen a boom in the craft beer scene. We were a little slow to embrace the micro brews that many other states have grown to love but now that we have, Texas has some of the best micro brews in the nation. Some of which you probably already know and love. Names like St. Arnold and Shiner have a nationwide following but some others like Karbach, Silver Star, and No Label (which I profiled here) are the up and coming superstars of the Texas beer world. 

What a lot of people don't know is that Texas is also having a renaissance in the micro distillery business as well. When talking about liquors, most people will tell you that the best bourbon has to come from Kentucky or Tennessee, rum from the Caribbean, gin from England, so on and so forth. While that used to be the case, it is far from the turth nowadays. Being the proud Texan that I am, I thought I would school you a little bit about some damn fine spirits coming right out of the heart of the Lone Star State. 

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Old School Becomes New School

We have all heard the tales of yore from way back when from Grandparents and even Great-Grandparents. "Back in my day...blah, blah, blah..." Most of these stories that the grizzled old vets break out are mind numbingly boring and intendedto tell us how much better the world was back in the day and how easy you kids have it nowadays. Notice I said 'most'. When it comes to the drinking business gramps and grammy had it right. The old school way was in fact the best way.

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