Are There Craft Beers in Midland Texas?

The hunt was on last week when I visited. I had already written in a previous post about the HEB Market doing a great job stocking good beers, BUT – I am  sorry to say that the wait help at Logan’s Roadhouse was pretty clueless. I asked for the Lagunitas IPA on the menu and wound up having to spell it for the novice server. To top it off they didn’t carry it anymore.  I didn’t make a strong effort to hunt down craft beers, as it was a work trip.  So, on my return home I decided to do some research.

Midland Beergarden out off Business 80 between Midland and Odessa.

Updated 11/06/2016

On Tap: 58 | Growlers: 3 | Bottles: 12 | Cans: 7 – Looking at the website I was impressed. I know where I will spend some time on my next visit! Yee Haw cowboy, or roughneck or…..you get the picture!

Bend and Beer – here  is something unique!!!!!

” Join us every Saturday of November and the first Saturday of December for yoga at 3pm. For more information please contact Jamie Edwards or Jessica Smith

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http://www.midlandbeergarden.com/category/beer-garden-news/

Looks like a great bunch of activity on the Homebrewer Front!

“Our club was established in 1994 in Permian Basin of west Texas, and we have been proudly

brewing ever since”

http://www.basinbrewers.org/

They have also made my next trip a bit easier with the listings on the Permian Basin Beer Scene page – http://www.basinbrewers.org/p/permian-basin-beer-scene.html

Can I tie a business trip into this event?

JANUARY 27 + 28, 2017 – MIDLAND, TX

“We’re bringing Midland’s largest Craft Beer Festival back to the Commemorative Air Force! The 3rd Annual Midland on Tap begins on Friday, January 27th from 6pm to 9pm and continues on Saturday, January 28th with Session 1 from 1pm-4pm and Session 2 from 5pm-8pm. Sample over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries. Plus hang out in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors.”
Read More: Midland On Tap Craft Beer Festival – Midland, TX | http://americaontap.com/midland-on-tap/?trackback=tsmclip

http://americaontap.com/midland-on-tap/

I think the beer drought in Midland has been quenched!

 

Drink Local and Drink Responsibly

Bishop

 

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Beer Drought in Midland is Nearly Over

Why do I claim that the beer drought in Midland is nearly over? The local HEB supermarket on Wadley has just overwhelmed me with their stock of craft beers. I have visited a couple of the package beverage stores in town and the pickin’s were slim! HEB not only offers variety but they also offer the ability to pick and chose single bottles!!!! They even supply the wine carriers – six-pack style to haul your treasures home. I ran across this mix and match concept this summer in of all places – Biloxi Mississippi! Shown below is a rack, four shelves of very nice choices.

So many choices!!!!

I was in Midland for three nights staying at a Residence Inn with my own little kitchen and refrigerator in the room. I picked up a small selection as shown in the photo below. Two out of three will stay on my play list…. the Alaskan White would be of interest to my wife…it is Blue Moonish/Shock Toppish in flavor.

My selection for the three nights in Midland. The glass held the Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA.

I also found an establishment that is also putting a dent into the Midland beer drought. Double Dave’s Pizza has a cooler full of a nice variety of craft beers….Two thumbs up to the guys at Double Dave’s…. I had a Deschutes Porter – the Black Butte Porter to be precise. It has a nice velvety feel in the mouth with a nice roastiness and with a hint of chocolate. I my brain this phrase resonates –  “I’ll be back” – with an Austrian accent.

Back to HEB – a good selection of the 22 ounce bottles and a selection of Belgium offerings.

Belgian style too boot!

Now, if only they can get some consistent rain the area will be well on its way to recovery!

TTFN

Oh, and Drink Local!

Bishop