Expect local beer prices to begin their inexorable crawl upwards as local merchants prepare for the hordes of SXSW visitors. We have no problem with that at all. Since there are many local bars that will earn 3 months of revenue in 10 days time and thus remain solvent, we say more power to them. Now, on to national and Texas craft beer news:

Owners Justin Engle and Steve Macalello are planning to open Town In City Brewery in Houston http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2014/02/another-craft-brewery-to-come-to-houston.html?ana=e_hstn_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2014-02-10

Josh Hare, brewer at Hops and Grain has news on his Funk del Roble brews as well as canning updates http://www.hopsandgrain.com/greenhouse-ipa-funk-del-roble-and-extended-tap-room-hours/

Is there a difference between Pliny The Younger and Miller High Life? http://www.oregonlive.com/beer/index.ssf/2014/02/just_one_more_plinyphilia_post.html

The Bruery goes high tech http://www.foodworldnews.com/articles/5203/20140218/craft-beer-news-icon-bruery-expand-video.htm

Anchor Steam vs City Steam http://www.hartfordbusiness.com/article/20140217/PRINTEDITION/302149979/trouble-brews-for-city-steam

last week’s This Week In Craft Beer News: CIA Beer, Cerveceria Mexicana,Houston Big Brew,Sierra Nevada,San Diego http://www.scrumptiouschef.com/food/2014/2/17/This-Week-In-Craft-Beer-News-CIA-Beer-Cerveceria-MexicanaHouston-Big-BrewSierra-NevadaSan-Diego

artwork via Drew Mullen

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