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Astral Brewing

Craft Brewery in Houston - 4.02 mi

Astral Brewing just opened in March 2019 and the reviews after just six months of operation blow the competition away. Or you might even say out of the galaxy. Co-founders Jose Ceja and Alex McDonald seem to have a winner on their hands, with these kinds of reviews:
  • Overall this is a perfect Kolsch. I struggle with rating beers a solid 5.0 because that means there’s nothing they can do to improve it. But a perfect appearance, a perfect aroma, a perfect mouthfeel and flavor… well, that’s a 5 star beer, y’all.” – from Beer Chronicle for their Astral Kraftwerk Kolsch
  • “Very fun little brewery! They have ping pong tables, good beers, music, food trucks and games galore.” – a random review from a random review site
The brewery is also very dog-friendly and currently offers “$2 off selected beers during televised local favorite football games”.

Brash Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 4.41 mi

Brash Brewing Company is from the same man who brought Houston the famed Petrol Station, Ben Fullelove. The taproom opened to the public in late 2015, but the brewery was actually founded in 2012. Legal hurdles kept Ben from opening the brewery in Texas, and the brewery operated out of Massachusetts at its start. When Texas laws changed in 2013, Brash Brewing moved its operation back to Texas, and Brashland (Brash’s taproom) soon opened. Enthusiasts describe Brash Brewing as an “edgy brewery”. Their in-your-face attitude notwithstanding, the brewery scores many fans with its stouts and IPAs. The taproom is also heavy on the soundtrack with heavy metal playing at the jukebox. “You won’t find any strawberry beers or pilsners on tap,” says a review, but they do feature guest brews from other local breweries. Quick note: Many first-time visitors have difficulties finding Brashland. One last thing - they have circa 80's arcade games available!

City Acre Brewing Co.

Craft Brewery in Houston - 4.57 mi

Just 10 minutes north of downtown Houston, the City Acre Brewing finally opened in 2016 and Houston fell in love. The four-year delay did the owners a favor. They used the place as an events venue while they completed their Texas permits. Meanwhile, the plants and trees in the area had time to grow, and the brewpub had time to perfect its beers and recipes. When they finally opened, the raised vegetable gardens became a source for the seasonal farm-to-table menu. “I found the setting enchanting,” says one review, “(and) gardeners will enjoy checking out (the garden).” With Adirondack chairs and picnic tables scattered about, “it was quite easy to spend a few hours enjoying the blossoming gardens,” says another. The beers on taps, of course, are getting rave reviews,too. In addition, the brewery offers beer cocktails, a selection of wines, and feature their own house-made sodas.

Great Heights Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 5.11 mi

Sean Bednarz and Patrick Christian of Great Heights Brewing Company have been friends since fifth grade. During a camping in the summer of 2015, they stopped by at various breweries in Colorado, and started discussing the possibilities of opening one. In 2017, a few days before Harvey struck, they opened their doors to their new taproom. Prior to opening the brewery, both Sean and Christian held desk jobs with long hours. They say that putting up the company is “living the dream”. What makes their brewery extra special is that they chose to establish it in their old neighborhood of Garden Oaks/ Oak Forest. Today, Sean handles the brewing part while Patrick takes care of the sales side. Tips: The brewery is open daily but hours vary (check their website). The patio is pet-friendly, and there’s soda and popcorn for kids. There are food trucks from Wednesdays to Saturdays, but they don’t mind if you bring food from outside.

Walking Stick Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 5.17 mi

All of Walking Stick Brewing Company’s beers take inspiration from the Rockies that have been so much a part of Andy and his wife, Angie. The brewery’s beers are named after the “14ers”, the 53 mountains in Colorado exceeding 14,000 feet. "Amazing Houston brewery" with an "atmosphere" that is "perfect for a spring night". There are "tons of outdoor seating, and a few indoor options as well". The owners are "fantastic to chat beer with" and the rest of the service is also "equally as pleasant". "The flight" will "not disappoint" anyone "as all the beers" are "awesome". There are also "a few really unique brews, and others just great, solid beer". Definitely, "great beer choices, a great taco truck and gorgeous flowers everywhere!" Furthermore, "pet-friendly, parking is easy, in walking distance to other bars, in a neighborhood area, and has lawn games".

Spindletap Brewery

Craft Brewery in Houston - 5.34 mi

Known for an oil & gas motif, philanthropy with child-driven causes, and killin’ it in the haze craze, Spindletap Brewery features a comfortable taproom with four flat-screen televisions behind the bar and five more overlooking the made-on-site picnic tables. They offer a wide selection of craft beers including their well-made “Blonde Ale” which is a solid crossover beer to welcome newcomers to the local-brew scene. For timid beer drinkers, the “Boomtown Blonde” is a light and refreshing starter. Other offerings include “Hopper House Double IPA, Pale Ale, a Single-hop India Pale Ale and the Honey Hole ESB.” They have a spacious production area that includes a projector capable of beaming a 300-inch high-definition image on a blank wall. They also have an indoor and outdoor patio with a pizza food truck set up outside.

Eureka Heights Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 6.37 mi

The six owners of Eureka Heights Brewing Company, three married couples actually, named their brewery after a fault line that runs through The Heights area in Houston. By design, the brewery specializes in “sessionable beers” with low ABVs. Seasonal offerings - some with higher ABVs - complement their core beers. At the spacious 20,000 square feet taproom, a former food distribution warehouse, visitors can see the gleaming stainless steel tanks while enjoying their beers. Open since fall 2016, the brewery is popular for their Wednesday Trivia Nights. The breweries started canning their beers in summer 2018, and these are already available in major stores. The team keeps things around the brewery light and humorous. For example, the owners usually name their beers after inside jokes or references.  Food is available via local food trucks, and the outdoor seating area is pet-friendly.

Karbach Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Houston - 7.05 mi

Co-founders Ken Goodman and Chuck Robertson started with the distribution company CR Goodman Distribution Co., which brought in various labels into Texas. In 2008, they set out establish their own brewery, and by 2011, Karbach Brewing Company set up brewing operations in Houston. The company grew rapidly fast and the company moved to a larger brewhouse by 2014. In May 2016, the brewery added an on-site restaurant and biergarten. To much publicity in November 2016, the brewery announced the company's acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev. With this development, the brewery expects to expand capacity to 150,000 barrels per year in 2019. The brewery continues to produce popular its "mainstays" Hopadillo IPA, Love Street Kolsch-Style Blonde, and Crawford Bock, among others. They also continue to produce their popular seasonal and specialty series beers. Tip: The brewery conducts daily tours with schedules posted on their website. They require visitors, however, to wear closed-toe shoes.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 8.12 mi

The Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company thrives on creativity and imagination. It has a simple mission: (1) “create great craft beer that is unapologetically Houston,” and (2) “bring people around great beer.” Their slogan reflects it – “Houston’s most creative brewery”. Founded by two friends Ras Zarinfar and Ryan Robertson in March 2011, many things have happened since they started at their original location on Nolda Street. Once a boat storage warehouse, they imagined, and created, a successful brewery and taproom business. About 70 craft beers later, they imagined bigger things for their Houston community. Within six weeks, the company raised $1M in funding from 583 individuals to build a 28,000 sq. ft. brewery and taproom. The new location opens in Fall 2019, with three floors of beer goodness. It’s much like, as the owners would like to say, Willy Wonka’s beer factory, but run by a Belgian monk in Texas cowboy boots! The deck offers spectacular views of the Houston skyline! Imagine that…

11 Below Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 8.22 mi

11 Below Brewing Company currently offers 13 varieties of craft beer – so, no, their name does not refer to the excellent beers they brew in North Houston. Here’s a hint – their co-founders worked at Texas oilfields at some point, but their love for beers led them to brewing beers instead. Four out of the 13 varieties they brew are available all year round, while the rest are seasonal offerings or specials so call ahead before heading out the door. All are available on draft while a selection is available in 12 oz cans at your favorite retailers. Oh – and all have clever names with “best paired with” recommendations. The company has a tasting room open to the public. Hours are Thursdays to Fridays from 5pm to 9pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 9pm.  Admission is free, and they’re also available for private events.

Holler Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 8.48 mi

After a long circuitous life journey, husband and wife John and Kathryn found their true calling by establishing Holler Brewing Company. Thank the beer gods that the Hollers decided to move to Houston in 2009. To prepare, both ditched their unrelated old jobs, and separately undertook a different route towards the brewery business. John earned his diploma from Siebel Institute of Chicago. Kathryn, meanwhile, racked up hands-on experience at a brewery in Florida. In November 2016, they finally opened the brewery and haven’t looked back since. At the taproom, find a rotating list of about 6-8 beers. Stop by often. They have created over 100 brewing recipes since they started, and you’re bound to find something new with each visit. As if the beers aren’t enough, every Wednesday is Steak Night with their partner, Snow Topi.

Local Group Brewing

Craft Brewery in Houston - 8.60 mi

The people behind Local Group Brewing are a group of Texas locals who just want to share a damn good beer with the community. Their taproom is designed for exploration so tours of their brewing facility is always welcome. The co-founder/head brewer is called "Huggy Bear". With a name like that, you're basically ensured that your beer will be comforting! They usually have a dozen beers on tap, anywhere from American Sparkling Ale with 4.8% ABV all the way up to their unique Blood Orange Mango Double Fruited Kettle Sour (try saying that five times) at 8.2% ABV.

Platypus Brewing

Craft Brewery in Houston - 8.69 mi

Platypus Brewing is a craft brewery and taproom serving “handcrafted beers and Australian-inspired comfort food” in cozy digs with a patio. It is the brainchild of five beer lovers looking to marry the tastes from Down Under with Texas beer. Platypus Brewing brings together a traditional brewpub concept with a linger-worthy tasting room that promises beer flights and pubgrub. They have a mix of ales, ranging from the “smooth and dry-hopped red ales to classic American wheat options.” They also have a menu of cheeses and charcuterie plates, salads and Aussie-inspired items available at the kitchen. If you are looking for a private event venue, they have a unique space called “mezzanine,” a perfect vantage point, overlooking the action of the brewery on one side and views to downtown Houston from the other. It will certainly leave a lasting impression for your event!

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 8.94 mi

Saint Arnold Brewing Company is known for brewing world-class beers and delivering them to the customers as fresh as possible. Founded by Brock Wagner and Kevin Bartol, they chose Houston because it was the "largest city in the country that did not have a microbrewery." Brock was a longtime homebrewer and had considered opening a brewery as far back as college. Seven years after graduating, he revisited the idea, enlisted Kevin's help and the brewery was off and running. They brew several different beers that are available year round, as well as seasonal and a few single batch brews. They have a small crew that does everything at the brewery from brewing the beer, filtering the beer to bottling, and selling them. They are available in bars, restaurants, grocery stores, liquor stores and warehouse stores throughout Texas and Louisiana.

Southern Yankee Beer Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 9.12 mi

A family owned and operated craft brewery in Houston, Southern Yankee Beer Company is known for bringing novel brews to the people! The owners are family of beer lovers, world travelers, and Houston transplants. They are passionate beer nerds that answered a call to brew for Houston, Spring, and Conroe. They offer a rotating selection of beers brewed in-house, including their five mainstays “Who's Paul? Pale Ale, HEYYEAYEA DIPA, Porter's Porter, Que Pablo Mexican Lager, and Fuzzy Bastard Cream Ale.” The taproom is located upstairs with plenty of seats and TVs while the bar outside is located in a small hut with a lot of seatings as well. Southern Yankee Beer Company is dedicated to make better beer, providing a better experience, and forging a larger beer community. It is family friendly, and there are usually food options from local food trucks that come out to serve.

Craft Beer Cellar Houston

Craft Brewery in Houston - 9.22 mi

Craft Beer Cellar Houston is all about one thing: “really amazing beer!”  These “beer geeks” have invested much time and effort in learning everything they can – from how beers are made, to the ingredients, the best food to pair it with, about draft systems, taps, and even how to brew their own batch! And they have certainly applied their knowledge – in selecting the beer types and brands they carry and through their recommendations to their patrons. Also, all of Craft Beer Cellar Houston’s beer geeks are Apprentice Beercierge or Cicerone® Certified Beer Servers; the store owners have their Beercierge and Cicerone® Certifications as well, so each visitor is sure to be in good hands!

Ingenious Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Humble - 9.89 mi

Ingenious Brewing Company is by Mike Broderick, its head brewer, and Justin Gyorfi, urologist by profession. The brewery specializes in “small batch beers” that “diverge from traditional norms”. With 24 taps that tend to be “outside-the-box”, the brewery releases beers that “look awesome on an Instagram feed”. If demand is any indication, the beers are delicious, too. Less than a year from their first anniversary, the brewery is barely able to keep up with the demand and is eyeing to open a second location. The brewery specializes in “tart fruited sours, pastry stouts, hop-loaded IPAs, and milkshake IPAs”. Enjoy them at the 2,000 square meter air-conditioned taproom, possibly including the “colorful” Smarty Stone beers. This line of beers took inspiration from the colors of Marvel’s Infinity Stones. You’ll have to come often, though, since they rotate beers often. You might even see a favorite making a comeback.

4J Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 10.10 mi

4J Brewing Company is a family-owned craft nano-brewery owned and operated by four siblings. The “J” refers to their names – Jessica, Jackie, Joana, and Jennifer. They currently offer five varieties of craft beers ranging from 5.1% to 6.7% (plus non-alcoholic root beer!). This 100% female-owned and female-brewed operation is based in the Houston/Spring Branch area and serves Amber Ale, Blonde Ale, India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, and American Stout at their taproom. The 4J’s beers are only available at their taproom. The siblings have decorated the place with many repurposed items from the 4J Ranch. (Mom and Dad also own 4J Ranch in Blue, Texas.) They also accept special private events at the taproom and offer memberships into the 4J Ladies. The 4J Ladies hold monthly events on the last Thursday of each month, and usually invite female business owners to talk about their expertise.

Moon Tower Inn

Craft Brewery in Houston - 10.18 mi

Located in Houston, Moon Tower Inn attracts an eclectic, unpretentious crowd that gives you that small-town, everybody's-family feel. After a year’s hiatus and major renovation, they reopened in early 2013, offering “more the 60 different craft beers.” Though the space remains true to its previous form with the large patio and beer garden as the centerpiece, there are new elements such as an on-site brewing operation. They pump out some serious game dogs that are plump and meaty with over-the-top fillings, gourmet sausages such as the wild boar. In addition, Moon Tower also offers tons of specials, such as dollar beer nights, burgers and the monthly growlers giveaway. You won't have any problems finding space out on Moon Tower's covered patio or in their giant, fantastic yard. There are plenty of long wooden picnic tables to fill with friends, pints and sausages.

True Anomaly Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Houston - 10.20 mi

True Anomaly Brewing specializes in “hop-forward ales, Belgian-style ales, and wild/sour fermented ‘explorations’”. With this kind of lineup of craft beers, the anomaly would be the right word. The story behind the brewery’s name is also based on the founders' day jobs. Also, the founders started as homebrewers. And, 10 years after and countless beer batches brewed, they finally decided to start a brewery. True Anomaly is also space-themed. This includes the building's exteriors. And also, the “contemporary-industrial interiors”. Plus, the NASA posters hanging from the walls and the names of its beers. All of which are related to the founders’ backgrounds.

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