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In the madness of 2020, you’d be forgiven for forgetting the Category 4 Hurricane Laura that decimated the Gulf Coast on August 27. The town of Lake Charles, LA was especially hard-hit, with at least 28 fatalities in the small city. The hurricane hit Lake Charles at a greater strength than Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005. (And as of this writing, Hurricane Delta is making a bee-line for Lake Charles.) Almost a month has passed since Laura’s 150 miles-per-hour winds and 15-foot storm surge; yet, nearly 45,000 residents still do not have power. Between huge storms, historic wildfires, and the pandemic, many residents are worried that the world has forgotten about them.
The phenomenon of the art car has intrigued me for some time. Have you ever seen these things? Cars covered from bumper to bumper with colorful paint jobs and anything from mosaic tile to plastic figurines. Sure, some look like a hoarder hoarked on a hooptie, but there are certainly some examples that truly are mobile art. The layers of detail and creativity are impressive, and it’s that creative spirit that inspired Saint Arnold’s Art Car IPA.
Sitting down at my local brewery the other day, I felt like something was missing. Something felt off about my presence in this crowd of trendy urban dwellers. As craft beer continues to move into the mainstream, drinkers no longer …
The dominos continue to fall in Anheuser-Busch InBev’s global quest for beer domination. This morning the world’s largest brewery conglomerate announced the acquisition of Karbach Brewing.
The Houston-based brewery was founded in 2011 and quickly grew in production from 17,000 barrels in 2013 to upward of 40,000 a year later. Karbach also went on to open a second $15 million brewpub location in 2015, expanding their production capabilities with plans to hit a goal of 150,000 barrels a year within the next three years.
A new week has begun which means there is new craft beer news to cram into your mind. Luckily for you, I summarized all of the important stuff. In this Growler, you’ll read about the return of SAVOR, a backwards bill being proposed in Texas, and the record breaking craft beer sales in the US. Catch up on all of these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
With week six in the books for the NFL, the sports writers for PorchDrinking take a look at what has been the biggest disappointment thus far.