Who is Behind HBW

One of Houston’s most recognizable craft beer champions, Cathy Rascoe and her husband Jay, created the first Houston Beer Week in 2010. With HBW she set out to do two things: support craft beer in Texas and support our community through charitable works. During the organization of four years of HBW and annual charity beer festivals at Guadalupe Plaza Park, the Houston beer community has grown quite a bit. As Texas is now the third fastest-growing state in craft breweries, Houston Beer Week is playing with the big kids now, and will need some extra hands on deck.

In order to continue the success of HBW and foster its growth into one of the best beer weeks in the country, Cathy and Jay have decided to hand off the position of Chief Bottle Washer to a small group of Houston’s finest beer fans. HBW will continue to be one of the nation’s only all-volunteer Beer Weeks, independent of corporate ownership.

Who are these new guys? We are people you already know. We are your most loyal bar patrons, we run into you on big release days, anniversary parties, tap takeovers, and lunchtime brews. We are a volunteer-based group dedicated to the cause behind HBW and we are ready to make 2015 an even better year for craft beer in Houston.

Be part of the Houston Beer Week Committee!

As a committee member, you’ll be organized into teams based upon the different sections of the greater Houston area. Each team will reach out to bars, restaurants, and retail establishments in that area and get them ready for HBW 2015!

Apart from our street team, we will also need members to reach out to home brewers and home brewing retailers as well as local breweries and gain their participation.

As a part of HBW you are also required to attend meetings, powwows, huddles, cattle-calls, etc as we gear ourselves up for HBW 2015. Prior to the official launch of Houston Beer Week on Saturday, April 18th we will have a committee member kick-off party to celebrate our hard work. Of course, there will be plenty of beer throughout.

Registration to become an official member of the HBW 2015 Committee will start soon. For membership updates, give us your email address:

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