The Houston Summer Brew Off

benefitting Homes For Our Troops

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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  -

- 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 - 

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 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!!! -



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

  • Walloon
  • 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
  • 1836

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 -

Brewery Incubator -

The Box - Human Performance Training - Cypress -

KIND - Healthy Snacks -

  • Kind Snacks is donating sample bars specifically paired with selected beer samples on tap!

 Treat Cupcakes -

  • 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!

Current Donors:

  • Iron Sponsors

Reilly Realtors

  • Silver Sponsors
    CSAT - Combat Shooting and Tactics

Voting Details:

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.

Ticket Details:

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.

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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.

Booth Rentals:

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.

Sponsor Levels:

Iron Sponsors - <$100

Bronze Sponsors - $100-$500

Silver Sponsors - $500-$1500

Gold Sponsors - $1500-$5000

Platinum Sponsors - >$5000


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The holder of this ticket shall be allowed admittance and participation in the ATO Houston Summer Brew Off. This ticket includes 6 of the 4oz. samples along with a free raffle ticket.

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