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Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

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Travis Poling rates new Texas microbrewery beers

Travis Poling rates new Texas microbrewery beers

Bottle & Tap: Shiner broke from its lager roots more than a year ago when it introduced an English-style ale called Wild Hare. Now that the rabbit is out of the hat... By Travis E. Poling 1/23/2013
Shiner gets prickly

Shiner gets prickly

Bottle & Tap: The Texas prickly pear cactus makes for some tasty nopalitos dishes, but the fruit of the cactus has been a staple in seasonal brewpub beers throughout the state. By Travis E. Poling 7/11/2012
SA plays beer guinea pigs

SA plays beer guinea pigs

Bottle & Tap: Two beers, Indio and Third Shift, have launched in San Antonio in advance of national rollouts proving once again that our beer demographics are much... Just out on shelves is Indio, a Mexican beer from a comp By Travis E. Poling 6/20/2012
Ranger's small-batch brews

Ranger's small-batch brews

Bottle & Tap: Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Co. has made special releases of their beers a habit even as they establish their main brands to keep the beer hunters and... By Travis E. Poling 6/6/2012
Beer week is back

Beer week is back

Bottle & Tap: When San Antonio Beer Week debuted last May, one morning news anchor observed, "I thought every week was beer week in San Antonio." This may well be true, but... By Travis E. Poling 5/9/2012
Vote beer

Vote beer

Bottle & Tap: Every two years the Texas Legislature meets to battle it out over budgets, education, and designating 42 as the State Domino Game of Texas. In the between years... By Travis E. Poling 4/18/2012
Old Boxcar gets rolling

Old Boxcar gets rolling

Bottle & Tap: Old Boxcar Brewing Co., which will become San Antonio's second microbrewery when it opens later this year, pays homage to the founder's grandfather. By Travis E. Poling 4/4/2012
Shopping list: Beer

Shopping list: Beer

Bottle & Tap: There are several notable recent beer releases to add to the try-this list. Saint Arnold Endeavour, which began life as Divine Reserve No. 11 when it was released last... By Travis E. Poling 3/7/2012
Brewing coming back to Pearl

Brewing coming back to Pearl

Bottle & Tap: A new brewpub and barbecue joint is returning to the land where beer was brewed for nearly 100 years. Last week, The Granary sought permission from the city's Historic and... By Travis E. Poling 2/22/2012
Shiner's Wild Hare

Shiner's Wild Hare

Bottle & Tap: The good folks at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner have explored many German and Czech lagers since they launched their annual anniversary brew series seven years ago, but... By Travis E. Poling 2/8/2012
New brews

New brews

Bottle & Tap: By Travis E. Poling 1/25/2012
Lobo ready to howl

Lobo ready to howl

Bottle & Tap: Pedernales Brewing Co., a Fredericksburg microbrewery five years in the making, opened its doors December 17 with a party and tanks full of their Lobo-branded beers. By Travis E. Poling 12/28/2011
Sushi, pigtails, and hops

Sushi, pigtails, and hops

Bottle & Tap: Who puts wasabi in beer? Brewers who are trying to pair their creations with those of a top San Antonio sushi chef. By Travis E. Poling 12/7/2011
Thanksgasm at Ranger Creek

Thanksgasm at Ranger Creek

Bottle & Tap: Texas Girls’ Pint Out (self-described as “Gals into grolsch. Ladies into lagers. Princesses into pilsners. Angels of ale,” etc.) By Travis E. Poling 11/9/2011
Tried and true brew

Tried and true brew

Bottle & Tap: There is a tendency on the part of beer adventurers to turn up the nose at anything that isn’t new, big, unusual, or rare from breweries. By Travis E. Poling 11/2/2011
October Surprises

October Surprises

Bottle & Tap: The usual fall beers are making their way onto shelves, but there are some nice surprises this month including the big, the bold, and the quirky. By Travis E. Poling 10/12/2011
GIG ’em an aggie beer

GIG ’em an aggie beer

Bottle & Tap: It’s tailgating time again for San Antonians traveling to Aggieland. Dean Brundage, one of three By Travis E. Poling 9/28/2011
Drink for rain, drink for fall

Drink for rain, drink for fall

Bottle & Tap: Beer isn’t just for fancy food pairings, but also for special occasions. Thankfully the season offers special occasions galore. By Travis E. Poling 9/21/2011
BEER TRIPPIN’: RANCH ROAD 12

BEER TRIPPIN’: RANCH ROAD 12

Bottle & Tap: With so many new breweries popping up in Texas’ small Hill Country towns, the urge has been strong to slip the bonds of the city and head for breweries with a strong bucolic aesthetic. By Travis E. Poling 9/7/2011
Ranger Creek Hefe

Ranger Creek Hefe

Bottle & Tap: After a bit of a delay to get things right, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Co. has released its German-style hefeweizen. By Travis E. Poling 8/31/2011
Second Brewpub for Southtown

Second Brewpub for Southtown

Nightlife: Second Brewpub for Southtown By Travis E. Poling 8/24/2011
Harbingers of fall

Harbingers of fall

Bottle & Tap: With the first chill in the air last week (Did you notice the daily high dip from 102 to only 99 degrees?) the beers of fall began to pop up on shelves. By Travis E. Poling 8/17/2011
Open the Taps

Open the Taps

Nightlife: The 83rd Texas Legislature in 2013 can look forward to thirsty thousands clamoring to be heard above the voice of big-money lobbying groups. By Travis E. Poling 8/10/2011
Texas Craft Brewers Guild

Texas Craft Brewers Guild

BOTTLE & TAP: The Texas Craft Brewers Guild will have a showcase at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. By Travis E. Poling 8/3/2011