It's finally launch day for Houston's newest microbrewery Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co, which has been pushing to gather all the permits and get the beer in the tanks for months. A preview tasting in December revealed that founder Rassul Zarinfar and brewer Ryan Robertson are looking to explore untraditional elements in the flavor profiles of their beer, including a Gingerbread Stout and Hibiscus Wit.
Their flagship beer, a "copper" ale named 1836, will be tapped today at launch parties across town. Join Zarinfar at Little Woodrow's in Rice Village at 6pm, Kelvin Arms at 8pm or Hans Bier Haus at 10pm for the fledging brewery's first tapped kegs. You can also catch Buff Brew at the Petrol Station's One You Go Black event on Saturday at 2pm and at Anvil at 4pm on Saturday for a brewery specific event.
Starting Saturday, about a dozen more bars will be tapping kegs around town. Zarinfar hopes to have kegs of the Gingerbread Stout widely available sometime in February.
Tapping kegs on Saturday:
Benjy's on Washington
Flying Saucer (both downtown and Sugar Land)
Jackson's Watering Hole
Kung Fu Saloon
Little Woodrow's Rice Village
Tapping next week:
Ziggy’s (both locations)