The final total donation was $3381.25. Thankyou again to everbody that came. With the success and genuine consensus that this event was fun, inventive, and fresh, we can make a bigger and more impactful event next year. Our goal is to buy a house for a Vet!
Special Thanks to Saint Arnold for their beer buy back donation to HFOT. Hopefully more breweries will come after you in this respect. (to clarify, the breweries doing buy backs donate directly to the charity the same amount the ATO payed for the beer.)
The WINNER of the Houston Summer Brew Off - 2013 was Lone Pint for the Yellow Rose German Pilsner! With 28 votes this was a major victory for the Magnolia brewery. Congratulations, and hopefully we will do this again next year!!!
A close second and honorable mention was Wasatch with 24 votes for the Belgian White Ale. Congrats as well!
Here are the rest of the total standings:
3. Sneaky Blonde - Galactic Coast - 18
4. No Label - 1st Street Blonde - 16
5. Walloon - Southern Star - 14
6. Saint Arnold - Icon Green Hefe - 13
7. Saint Arnold - Summer Pils - 11
8. Rocket Ride - Galactic Coast - 9
9. Jabberwocky - Lone Pint - 8
10. 1836 - Karbach - 3
We will post the total amount given to Homes for Our Troops next weekend while final buy backs from the breweries are settled. Thank you to everybody that came!!! The event turned out to be an immense success. Thankyou to Ivonne Thompson for speaking at this event! Stay tuned as we may do this again next year! Hope to see you again if we do! Cheers!!!!
Come join us for a great afternoon trying different brews from around the Houston area and beyond! This is a beer tasting, contest, and charity fundraiser. The proceeds go to Homes for Our Troops. Attendees will get to vote on their favorite brews and breweries as well as converse with various brewers and experts about all things beer.
-Open to the Public-
- Must be 21 to Enter -
Our Charity - www.homesforourtroops.org
- HFOT Rep and wife of a wounded warrior, Ivonne Thompson, will be at the event talking to everybody about what HFOT is all about.
Our Host - http://houston.atoalumni.org
Tickets on Sale Now!!!
$30 online tickets
$40 at the door
$20 for veterans at the door with Military ID or other form of veteran identification (i.e. DD214, VA ID, Redd Report, LES Statement, etc.) Bring a driver's license if not active. Police and Firemen included.
$20 for veterans who want to prepay using promo code from www.vettix.org under discounts (Click "Get Tickets" and use promo code in the discount code section)
$20 for Seniors (65+) only at the door
Music Featuring DJ Kizra!!! - www.kizra.com
Current Raffle Prizes:
One Free Month of Crossfit - Courtesy of The Box - Cypress
$100 gift card to the Taste of Texas - Courtesy of Sed's Fleet and Truck Service
Hooters Ogio Golf Bag ($270 value) - Courtesy Hooters - Katy
$100 gift card to any Darden Restaurant - Courtesy of Darden Restaurants
$100 gift card to TOP GOLF - Courtesy of Saleem & Associates @ Ameriprise Financial
One Free Brewing Kit and Brewing Lesson (winner gets choice of beer to make for 5 gallon batch) - Courtesy of Backyard Home Brewers.
4 aquarium admission tickets plus 1 appetizer ($100 dollar value) - courtesy of the Downtown Aquarium - Houston
$100 dollar gift card from Collector's Firearms - Courtesy ATO alum Jake Wilkinson
Featured Breweries and Brews:
No Label Brewing Company - Katy, TX
- 1st Street Blonde
- Mint IPA
Saint Arnold Brewing Company - Houston, TX
- Summer Pils
- Icon Green Hefe
Galactic Coast Brewing Company - Galveston, TX
- Sneaky Blonde
- Rocket Ride
Lone Pint Brewing Company - Magnolia, TX
- 667 Neighbor of the Beast
- Jabberwocky DIPA
Southern Star Brewing Company - Conroe, TX
- Valkyrie American Double IPA
Wasatch Beers - Park City, Utah
- Ghost Rider White IPA
- Wasatch White Label: Belgian Style White Ale
Other Competing Breweries and Brews:
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company - Houston, TX
- Summer Ale
Karbach Brewing Company - Houston, TX
- Love Street Summer Seasonal
- Sympathy for the Lager
Fort Bend Brewing Company - Houston, TX
- Backyard Blonde Ale
- TBD last minute
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company - Fort Worth, TX
- Summertime Wheat
- Texas Red formerly Buffalo Butt
Shiner Bock Brewing Company - Shiner, TX
- Ruby Redbird
- Wild Hare Pale Ale
Live Oak Brewing Company - Austin, TX
- Roggenbier Rye Beer
- Big Bark Amber Lager
Special Guests and Donations:
Girls Pint Out - https://www.facebook.com/TXGPO
Brewery Incubator - breweryincubator.com
The Box - Human Performance Training - Cypress - https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxHumanPerformanceTraining?fref=ts
KIND - Healthy Snacks - www.kindsnacks.com
- Kind Snacks is donating sample bars specifically paired with selected beer samples on tap!
Treat Cupcakes - www.treat-cupcakes.com
- Treat will be donating 150 cupcakes! One of the flavors used from father's day will be a special beer cupcake perfect for this event!
- Iron Sponsors
- Silver SponsorsCSAT - Combat Shooting and Tactics
Upon Arrival each guest will recieve a bottle cap, courtesy of DeFalco's. Each brew that is served will have its own recepticle for patrons to place caps into in order to vote for their favorite. This vote will also go towards that brewery's bid for best brewery. It's two votes in one.
Each entry ticket will entail 6 free 4oz. samples from the brews mentioned above for one person. Additional drink tickets will be available for $5.00 a ticket for 6 additional 4 oz. samples.
Each patron will receive one raffle ticket. Each additional raffle ticket for $2.
Food and other beverages available for purchase from the Hughes Hangar staff.
Check us out on facebook! - https://www.facebook.com/events/448168851935433/
We could use your help:
Sign up to volunteer!
Volunteers gain free entrance for one hour of work. First drink ticket = $1
Sign up to sponsor or donate a raffle prize/door prizes!
-Door prizes can be anything one can give out to every approx. ten people i.e. coupons, gift cards, souvenirs, etc.
-Raffle prizes can be anything approved by our staff.
We have booth space available for rent to organizations or businesses. Booth space would be equivalent to a typical job fair booth, roughly 5x10 feet.
For Any Donors:
- for any prior donation to the event, donors will be displayed in our slideshow during the event and will be listed on this site.
Iron Sponsors - <$100
Bronze Sponsors - $100-$500
Silver Sponsors - $500-$1500
Gold Sponsors - $1500-$5000
Platinum Sponsors - >$5000
For all inquiries contact Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Links and Press:
- Great Day Houston - Check out our TV plug
- Drink of Ages - Tune in this Saturday, June 15th at 7 on News 92 FM - We'll be promoting the event! - Listen to our interview anytime on their website - http://www.drinkofages.com/about.htm
- Outlaw Dave - Tune in June 13th at 730pm to KPRC 950 AM - We'll be hangin' with Outlaw Dave - http://www.outlawnation.us/
- Arts Hound - http://www.artshound.com//event/detail/441784910
- Culture Map Houston - http://houston.culturemap.com/eventdetail/ato-alumni-association-houstons-houston-summer-bre/
- 2Cool Fishing - http://2coolfishing.com/ttmbforum/showthread.php?t=495754
- Houston Chronicle - http://events.chron.com/houston_tx/events/show/329156703-the-houston-summer-brew-off
- Yelp - http://www.yelp.com/events/houston-the-houston-summer-brew-off
- CraftBeer.com - http://www.craftbeer.com/events/the-houston-summer-brew-off
- Beer Advocate - http://beeradvocate.com/events/info/62084
- Tasty Barrels - http://www.tastybarrels.com/ai1ec_event/the-houston-summer-brew-off/?instance_id=
- 365 Things to do in Houston - http://365thingsinhouston.com/2013/06/14/houston-summer-brew-off-2013-hughes-hangar/