Savor seasonal beers from 12 craft breweries at MFAH’s Brews for Bayou Bend

Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Indulge in craft beers from 12 breweries during a jazz-filled evening fundraiser at MFAH’s Brews for Bayou Bend on Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Update 10/24/17: This event has been postponed until a later date. Details will follow.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the MFAH house museum on Memorial Drive, has been closed to the public since Hurricane Harvey. And this special tasting event (and benefit) is here to help bring it back into the fold.

Originally planned as Bayou Bend’s annual Brews on the Bayou, it’s been reimagined as the Brews for Bayou Bend fundraiser. Relocated to MFAH’s Cullinan Hall, it still presents the perfect evening filled with lip-smacking brews, chill conversation, and live jazz from the Grain Free Quartet.

Guests will raise glasses of special brews from 12 local favorites – including Saint Arnold, 8th Wonder, Spindletap, and Karbach. Plus, they can have another knowing that they are directly helping one of Houston’s institutions recover from bayou flooding caused by Harvey.

Participating Craft Breweries

  • 8th Wonder Brewery
  • Breckenridge Brewery
  • Cycler’s Brewing
  • Elysian Brewing Company
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Company
  • Goose Island Beer Co.
  • Karbach Brewing Company
  • Leffe
  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
  • Spindle Tap Brewery
  • St. Arnold Brewing Company
  • Stella Artois
Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Musical Entertainment at Brews for Bayou Bend

Visitors to the evening fundraiser can enjoy the jazzy sounds of Houston’s own Grain Free Quartet, who blend the sounds of traditional and cutting-edge modern jazz music.

Influenced by contemporary, straight-ahead jazz, and 90s-era orchestral jazz musicians, the band’s sound pays tribute to artists such as Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, and Koji Kondo, composer of the music for Nintendo’s famous Legend of Zelda series.

Grain Free Quartet | Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Hurricane Harvey & Bayou Bend 

Like many cultural institutions in Houston, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, the MFAH house museum for American decorative arts and paintings, was impacted by Hurricane Harvey, and the site is closed until further notice.

The museum is fortunate that the collection and house are not damaged, but electrical and mechanical systems were under water, and the historic gardens received significant flooding.

About Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

The MFAH galleries are filled year-round with art embracing every era of history across the globe. The ever-changing calendar of events includes activities for all ages throughout the Museum, including the Glassell School of Art and the two house museums: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens and Rienzi.

MFAH presents Brews for Bayou Bend

Grain Free Quartet | Photo courtesy of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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