The Untapped beer & music festival comes to Houston this Saturday

untapped houston

Maybe it’s just because I’m a born and raised Austinite, but I never considered Houston…cool. You’ve got the Houston Texans, which (up until this year) were pretty great, that guy from the Big Bang Theory who claims he’s from Houston, and sometimes people like Nelly will perform at the rodeo. And with four of the seven Bitch Beer ladies from Houston, you’ve gotta assume the town’s got some cred, right?

Well I’m finally starting to believe it. Not only has the city welcomed some great new breweries in the past few years – I mean have you had that Cherries on Fire from Karbach?! – but they’re also getting one of the coolest new beer festivals in the state: the Untapped Festival.

What started as a tiny beer and music festival in Dallas with very few people and no lines for beer has expanded to several different cities, a different state, and even another related festival. Now this Saturday, November 16, Untapped is packing up more than 200 different beers from 70+ breweries along with seven indie bands and heading to Houston’s Discovery Green.

The musical lineup includes headliners The Walkmen, Heartless Bastards, Big Black Delta and four local Houston bands. But we all know the main reason we go to Untapped – the beer – so here’s that ginormous list for you:

(512)

  • Five (Cask)
  • IPA (Cask)
  • Pecan Porter (Cask)

 8th Wonder

  • Citra Dry Hopped Intellectuale
  • Apricot Hopston
  • Alternate Universe
  • Feight

Abita

  • Andygator
  • Macciato Stout
  • Purple Haze

Ace Cider

  • Pear
  • Joker

Alaskan

  • Free Ride APA
  • Smoked Porter
  • Winter

Angry Orchard

  • Cinnful
  • Apple
  • Dry
  • Ginger

Avery

  • IPA
  • Kaiser
  • Rumpkin
  • White Rascal

Ballast Point

  • Big Eye
  • Indra Kunindra
  • Longfin Lager
  • Schooner Fresh Hop Ale
  • Sculpin
  • Sea Monster

Bear Republic

  • Big Bear
  • Hop Rod Rye
  • Racer 5

Big Sky

  • Big Sky IPA
  • Heavy Horse
  • Moose Drool

Boulevard

  • 80 Acre
  • Reboot
  • Single Wide IPA
  • Tank 7

Breckenridge

  • Agave Wheat
  • Christmas
  • Vanilla Porter

Bridgeport

  • Hop Czar
  • IPA

Brooklyn

  • Black Chocolate Stout
  • Blast
  • Cuvee La Boite

Buffalo Bayou

  • To Be Determined

Clown Shows

  • Brown Angel
  • Genghis Pecan
  • Hoppy Feet 1.5

Colorado

  • Guanabara

Crazy Mountain

  • Cara de Luna
  • Kolsch
  • Sticky Fingers

Crispin

  • Brownslane
  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Pear Naked

Cyclers

  • Breakaway IPA
  • Domestique Wit
  • Palmares

Deschutes

  • Black Butte XXV
  • Chainbreaker
  • Jubelale

Dogfish

  • 60
  • 61
  • 120

Estaminet

  • Pils

Firestone Walker

  • Double DBA
  • Double Jack
  • Union Jack
  • Velvet Merkin
  • Wookey Jack

Fort Bend Brewery

  • Harvest Fest
  • Over Backwards
  • Thunder Stout

Founders

  • All Day IPA
  • Backwoods Bastard
  • Breakfast Stout
  • Imperial Stout
  • Red’s Rye

Goose Island

  • (312)
  • Honkers
  • Matilda
  • Sofie

Green Flash

  • Candela Barley Wine
  • Green Bullet
  • Hop Head Red

Hops & Grain

  • A Pale Mosaic
  • Funk del Roble
  • Volumes of Oak

Independence

  • Bootlegger
  • Convict Hill
  • Stash IPA

Infamous Brewing Co.

  • Bugsy’s Firebush Amber

Karbach 

  • Hopadillo
  • BBA Hellfighter 007
  • El Hopadillo Negro
  • Mother in Lager
  • Rodeo Clown
  • Roshambo
  • Weekend Warrior
  • Weisse Versa
  • Yule Shoot Your Eye Out

Lagunitas

  • IPA

Lakewood Brewing

  • Goatman
  • Lion’s Share
  • Temptress

Lazy Magnolia

  • Me & The Dev-Ale
  • Southern Pecan
  • Timberbeast

Leinenkeugel

  • Big Eddy Ryewine
  • Sunset Wheat
  • Vanilla Porter

Leprechaun

  • Dry
  • Golden
  • Pomegranate

Live Oak

  • Hefeweizen
  • Liberation
  • Pilz

Lone Pint

  • 667
  • Yellow Rose

Magners

  • Original Cider

New Belgium

  • Accumulation White IPA
  • Fat Tire
  • Pluot
  • Ranger IPA

No Label

  • 1st Street Blonde
  • BBA Elda M. Stout
  • Black Wit-0

North Coast

  • Brother Thelonious
  • Pranqster
  • Rasputin XV

Ommegang

  • Hennepin
  • Rare Vos
  • Three Philosophers

Oskar Blues

  • Deviant Dale’s
  • Rare Vos
  • Three Philosophers

Palm

  • Amber

Petrus

  • Aged Pale
  • Aged Red

Prarie Ales

  • Galaxy
  • Merica
  • Somewhere
  • Standard

Rahr & Sons

  • Blonde
  • Ugly Pug
  • Winter Warmer

Real Ale

  • Scots Gone Wild
  • Real Heavy
  • Coffee Porter
  • Hans Pils

Revolver

  • Blood & Honey
  • Bock

Rodenbach

  • Grand Cru

Saint Arnold

  • Bishop’s Barrel 1
  • Bishop’s Barrel 2
  • Bishop’s Barrel 3
  • Divine Reserve 10
  • Divine Reserve 12
  • Divine Reserve 8
  • Endeavour
  • Lawnmower
  • Pumpkinator

Sam Adams

  • Grumpy Monk
  • Lager
  • Winter Lager

Shiner

  • Holiday Cheer
  • White Wing Wit

Shmaltz

  • David’s Slingshot
  • Rejewvenator

Sierra Nevada

  • Celebration
  • Narwhal
  • Northern Hemisphere
  • Pale Ale
  • Torpedo

Silly

  • Silly Sour

Sixpoint

  • Autumnation
  • Spice of Live
  • Sweet Action

Southern Star

  • Bombshell Blonde
  • Buried Hatched
  • Red Cockaded
  • Valkyrie
  • Walloon 

Southern Tier

  • 2X IPA
  • Choklat Stout
  • Live

Squatters

  • Hop Rising
  • IPA
  • Outer Darkness

St. Feuillien

  • La Blanche
  • Speciale
  • Triple

Staropramen

  • Staropramen

Stiegl

  • Goldbrau Lager
  • Grapefruit Raddler

Stone

  • Double Bastard
  • IRS
  • Suade Imperial Porter

Texian

  • Brutus
  • First Stand
  • Broken Bridge

Van Steenburge

  • De Garre
  • Gulden Draak
  • Gulden Draak 9000
  • Monk’s Café
  • Piraat

Victory

  • Prima Pils
  • Golden Monkey

Wasatch

  • Devastator
  • Ghostrider
  • White Label
  • Winterfest

 Widmer 

  • Alchemy
  • Brr
  • Hopside Down

Woodchuck

  • Amber
  • Peach

Even with such a bad ass beer lineup, tickets are still available. General admission aka no beer, just music (aka lame) are going for $25, beer+music tickets, which come with twelve 2 oz. beer tickets and an Untapped tasting cup, are $34, and VIP tickets, meaning you get in an hour and 15 minutes before everyone to drink up all the Pumpkinator, will cost you $60. VIPs also get twelve 2 oz. beer tickets, an Untapped tasting glass, in & out privileges, and 20% off festival merch. So worth it. Food trucks will of course be on site to handle all your drunk munchies.

See ya there!

-Holly

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