How MHBC does GABF.

How MHBC does GABF.

Been psyching myself up with some Public Enemy and now I’m going to try to describe the awesomeness that is GABF, the Great American Beer Festival. This was our second year to go as a brewery and my first year to attend, easily a once in a lifetime experience. I’ll set the scene: Denver, CO. Over 5,100 feet above sea level. One of America’s craft beer meccas. 5 MHBC boys with a seemingly infinite amount of beer and beautiful country to look at. It feels like everywhere you look is a John Denver song or a quote from Dumb and Dumber, we were in heaven. All of our craft beer bros from TX were there, from our Brewery peeps over at Collective, Lakewood, Community and Panther Island to our besties over at Bearded lady (there’s not enough text on this document to mention all the awesome people we saw/met). We drove our little minivan the 12-hour drive from Funkytown through Raton Pass in New Mexico up past the Rockies straight into the heart of beer country. After a rowdy first night over at Declaration Brewing and keeping Tony Drewery awake over at the Beerliner we awoke at the crack of noon and made our way over to the sweet greasy elixir known as hangover brunch. We spent the rest of the afternoon prepping for the first official night of the festival, setting up our booth and chatting with our amazing volunteers. Once we got it kicked off we walked around with sample cup in hand, all with a different tactic in mind. I was only having sours and stouts...
Branching Out: Martin House flies South for the Winter

Branching Out: Martin House flies South for the Winter

Hey y’all! Shugg and Skip are hard at work getting as much Martin House as they can out into this great state. They’ve been all over DFW from Weatherford to Rockwall, Mansfield to Mckinney, Burleson to Denton and of course Funkytown and the Big D. Well they aren’t satisfied knowing there are still people hankering for our beer that can’t get it. The solution is simple: Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Once a month our brave sales-crusaders are roughing it down I-35 and 45, weathering the worst traffic in the land with only a map and a truck loaded to the gills with the best we offer. They’re well prepared for this adventure, as Shugg is a decendent of both Lewis AND Clark (don’t bother looking that up) and in Skip’s past life he was both Magellan and Sacagawea (hence why he and Shugg are so close) Our beer is already in a few places down south, check our map right hurr. If you’re cruising the Durty Souf and see a van leaving delectable beer in its wake with chopped and screwed hip-hop blaring, you’ve got Skip. See a bald, bearded beau hanging around ATX or the Alamo? Well that’s Shugg. Be sure to hang out and say hey, you may even get a beer or two out of...
Keg Naming Part 3

Keg Naming Part 3

We had such a fun time naming our first bunch of kegs and the second bunch, we decided to name our third bunch as well.  We added yet another 81 kegs to our arsenal and really got to exercise our imagination while naming them.  Some of them were even named by our fans on Facebook, twitter, and in person during the tours. The best news of all is that more kegs=more beer.  Drink up. Our intern spent way to much time writing all the names on the kegs, but now they are out there in the wild holding cold beer for you.  Here’s the list: Thurgood MarshallMaury PovichHeavy G Star Jones Calvin Coolidge Carlisle Evergreen Just Between Friends Pancho Villa Call me Kitty Kat Meow Oh Audrey Vlad Pootin Fishnets to Nightdress Sweet Sweetback’s Badassss Song Fabian’s Coffee Cake Hoyt Sutton Crombler Sea Monkey Car Scrope Mamma Beer Merry Martin (Picture of a lightning bolt) Daddy Jim Joo-Joo Slothsome Awesome Teddy Bobby Jack Charlie Hustle The Wembley Buckmister Fuller Express Billy Rex PiJoe Michael Young Big Al JK-47 Meg the Keg Holy Jiffy Juice Billy Bob Ross Coltrane Crekesin Leonidas W. Smiley Trinity Juan with Nature Amy The Dunlap Sawft Meanwhile in Marrakech Suggalicious Charles Beerkowski” Obeerma care Juan Pablo Izquierdo Beristain Herb 8 Ball Anthony Weiner Banana Stamina Phashionizta Big John Patricia Heywood Jablomey Jeff Goldbrew Skip J. Brone Miley Montana Younger Sister Barristan the Bold Bat Wings Das Choad All Gnatural Putin Saul Goodman New Bugati Spleen Billy Squier Murphy’s Law Chardee MacDennis Y’AI’NG’NGAH YOG-SOTHOTH H’EE-L’GEB F’AI THRODOG UAAAH...
Martin House Update According the Intern.

Martin House Update According the Intern.

In the words of Staind’s lead vocalist Aaron Lewis, “It’s been a while since I first saw you…” Hey everyone! I apologize for how long its been since my last post, things at Martin House corporate offices are bumping. Publicly; we were at Untapped in Dallas, we launched Septemberfest, we hosted a 5k, we’ve been hosting crazy amounts of pint nights and umpteen other brodacious events. But there is other awesome stuff going on here. We’ve got 2 test batches fermenting that are going to shock and awe. Of course they are classic beer styles but with that typical Martin House twist of ground-breaking, earth-shattering innovation. Get pumped. We’ve got some cool events coming up too. Oct. 5 is Biketoberfest with the Fort Worth Mountain Biking Association, that same day is the Untapped: Canned festival in Denton. Then on Oct. 12th we’ve got the Flying Saucer-Fort Worth Beerfeast, a beertacular event of beertastic proportions. We were also lucky enough to be one of the Beerliner’s stops on their way to GABF (Great American Beer Festival) this year. Its impossible to convey how shweet this bus is but I think these pictures help a little. Look them up on the interweb to see some more cool stuff about them. Oklahoma State’s Cowboys are 3-1 and TCU isn’t doing to shabby either. Every Saturday is a big one. And even bigger is the fact that you won’t have to sit in a smoky bar or a lonely living room any more to watch big games on Saturdays. That’s right, along side our tour’s incredible craft beer, attractive staff and world-class entertainment...
Spreading the Good Word – Intern Style

Spreading the Good Word – Intern Style

Apologies on how long it’s been since my last post, I’ve been spreading the good word of Texas Craft Beer to some family in California.  But now I’m back, and I officially begin my position at Martin House as Assistant Brewery Facilitator!  Ask me for a business card so I can feel cool. Before I left we had our first Executive Retreat to Lake Grapevine.  The guys and I loaded a cooler full of craft beer from the Whip In in Flowermound and set up camp right next to a cove on the best spot on the lake.  We fished, cooked some Earl Campbell Hot Links, indulged in a good amount of craft beer and spent the whole night relaxing.  All in all it was an amazing trip and exactly what we needed. I brought some Martin House cans with me to California, and they were very well received. In fact, they didn’t last past our first family party we had, the wine glasses were quickly ditched in favor of the familiar blue and red cans we all know and love. And don’t worry, I didn’t travel all the way over there just to drink our own beer.  I also made it a point to see some of Southern Cali’s best breweries and gather some intel.  First I stopped at Stone Brewing in Escondido, and I was blown away.  If it was only meant to be a restaurant then it would have been the nicest restaurant I had ever been to.  Except it was a restaurant with a GIGANTIC brewery wrapped around it.  The whole facility was amazing and...
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