Monday, 30 March 2015: Beers for Re-admittance at Hans’ Bier Haus

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on March 30th, 2015

Hans' Bier HausOn this day in 1870, President Grant signed an act that ended Congressional Reconstruction and readmitted Texas to the Union.  Texas did not have to have its hand stamped, but it did have to ratify the 14th Amendment and produce a new state constitution providing for universal (male) suffrage. Commemorate this renewed togetherness with us tonight at Hans’ Bier Haus2523 Quenby St.Grab one of the several beers on tap and repair to the back deck at 8 PM.

Monday, 23 March 2015: Okay beers at Whole Foods Bellaire

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on March 23rd, 2015

wholefoodsbigboyOn this day in 1839, “O.K.” was used as an abbreviation for “oll korrect” in the Boston Morning Post. This represents the first literary use of the “OK” as we know it. The story behind this is somewhat interesting, and one linguist devoted years of his life to hunting down the details.

Join us at 8 PM tonight at Whole Foods4004 Bellaire Boulevard, ‘kay?

Monday, 16 March 2015: Constitutional Drinks at The Ginger Man

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on March 16th, 2015

The Ginger Man Pub HoustonOn this day in 1836, The Republic of Texas ratified its Constitution.  Commemorate with a pint tonight at The Ginger Man5607 Morningside, at 8:00 PM.

Monday, 9 March 2015: Ironclad drinks at Local Pour

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on March 9th, 2015

Local PourOn this day in 1862, the USS Monitor faced the CSS Virginia (built from remnants of the USS Merrimack) in the Battle of Hampton Roads.  While both sides claimed victory, the battle was mainly significant for being the first meeting in combat of ironclad warships.  Upon hearing the news of the battle, the major naval powers (Britain and France) halted production of all wooden-hulled naval ships.

Commemorate this (wait for it) sea change tonight with us at 8 PM at Local Pour1952 W Gray St.

Monday, 2 March 2015: Independent Texan Beers at Whole Foods Post Oak

Posted by mike | Meetings | Posted on March 2nd, 2015

whole-foods-post-oak-cosmoOn this day in 1836, 59 delegates and the secretary of the convention signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos.  Thus was formed the Republic of Texas and begun the Texas Revolution.  Texas would remain independent for ten years, until its admittance into the United States, though Texas’ independent spirit seems to at this point to be still very much alive.  Celebrate it today at the Post Oak Whole Foods, 1700 Post Oak Blvd at San Felipe.  Boasting the first in-house brewery of any Whole Foods, there are 20-28 beers on tap (whether their own, local (Texas forever!), or from far-flung places), and a Souvlaki grill.  Plus you can get some grocery shopping done too.  See you there at 8 PM.

Note that if the bar is busy, there is quite a bit of seating upstairs, so if you don’t find anybody you recognize downstairs, take the elevator in the back or the stairs in the front.

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