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Interviews with Breweries in Houston

There are dozens of breweries in Houston and a dozen more brewpubs, all serving some of the best beer you’ve ever tasted. Hunter S. Thompson was right when he said, “Good people drink good beer,” but what about the people that make it? They’re good people too!

 

We’ve made it part of our goal to visit every one of the breweries in Houston and help them tell their story. Some of them are big, they have their own marketing machines, and they don’t need any help from us, but the smaller breweries in Houston don’t have that. We’re here to share every one of them, and below are some of our experiences so far.

  • In typical Beer Chronicle Fashion, it's not about us. For our Birthday, we want to shine a spotlight on one Houston brewery, the Most Valuable Brewery (MVB)...

  • This new R&D location will "focus on pushing the boundaries of American beer," offering 30 taps, cans to-go, and a fun, creative atmosphere that’ll include more than beer.

  • This new R&D location will "focus on pushing the boundaries of American beer," offering 30 taps, cans to-go, and a fun, creative atmosphere that’ll include more than beer.

  • Spring, TX… it's where Brent lives. What began as a sugar cane and cotton cash crop area following the Civil War has grown into a city of nearly 60,000 people.

  • Under The Radar Brewery takes their name literally in their approach to the Houston beer. Opening in 2016, they’ve kept their focus on being...

  • 2018-2019 MVB Winner is announced.

  • Houston's favorite Houston brewery... in Houston! Voting is open!

  • When asked what his favorite style of beer was, James shot back with absolute conviction, "Good beer, duh!" Then he paused for emphasis, looked over both shoulders, and leaned in with a whisper..."It’s like picking your favorite child... the shit sucks. Let's be honest. It's...

  • Houston Beer Survey - This survey was developed by Beer Chronicle with the input of 70+ brewers, owners, servers, and other beer-industry folks. Check it out, or we'll troll you.

  • 4J Brewing Company is helping to bring craft beer to an area of town that was way behind. It started with The Branch opening, then 4J Brewing Company opened, and now Cobble and Spoke has opened to give you a legit bar/brewery hopping destination!

  • Head brewer Andy told us, "My wife and I only own one car that we share, and it's really only for going grocery shopping. I ride my bike everywhere, and I even have a trailer outfitted to deliver our kegs around the neighborhood once we get going." Suburbanites, Chris and Tony couldn't help but tease a bit. "What do you do when you've drank too many beers, m

  • We had a chance to pick Bob Kessler's brain a bit. He's one of the owners. When we asked him all about the Chappell Hill brewery, and some of his replies...

  • "Houston's a budding scene. I think it's about to explode! Across the map, the South is a little bit behind, but the local growth is extremely encouraging." Jess chimed in, "Nationally it's saturated. Regional breweries have an uphill battle, and neighborhood breweries like ours are..."

  • Craft Beer Cellar Cypress will be the first CBC location in the country of it's kind, and they're days away from opening. Here's what to expect when...

  • Brewer, Nathan mentioned that they choose what to brew based on, "What's the city missing, plus seasonality." We also mentioned that they're not really well known for collabs for whatever reason, and when we mentioned that, Jose defended themselves like, "Hold up a minute! We're working on...

  • It was a balmy afternoon in the Heights as the crew pulled up to the little blue building off of Calvalcade and North Main. Having been there before, the Town in City vets warned the rest of the team of the...

  • Even though Copperhead Brewery has only been open for 2 years, they've seen such tremendous growth in that time, but Seth would like that growth to...

  • When we asked Kris to share his biggest goal for BAKFISH Brewing, he said with a look of determination, "What's next! We want to continue to get our name out there and naturally see what...

  • Every time we visit a brewery, whether for a big write up like this or just for a few beers one afternoon, we always leave with a little gem. Jeff gets the credit today. "Beer is a commodity. We don't sell beer. We...

  • Cycler's Brewing has a few beers coming out soon. They'll have an India Pale Lager, a RIS with vanilla beans, a Rye Pils, a wild-plum kettle-sour, a new Belgian Trippel and some...

  • Chris and I have both had the pleasure of visiting SpindleTap before this evening and we enjoyed different experiences. Chris stopped in to grab some of their Derrickman Dubbel One Year Anniversary Ale and it was a lively atmosphere, but he was in and out pretty quickly. I experienced a welcoming, quiet atmosphere on a non-big-event Saturday afternoon; terri

  • We asked a bit about the philosophy behind the beer and who they're trying to reach. Bobby explained to us that Back Pew Brewing isn't really interested in brewing beer to transition people from macro to craft. He believes there are plenty of other breweries that'll do that just fine. "We brew beer that we believe in, simple as that." That's why they put so

  • Kurt explained to us the thought process behind each beer. "We want to brew drinkable beers that lower the barrier of entry for people that drink macro." Their philosophy of brewing low ABV beers in various styles is an attempt to share more good beer with more people. They're also largely inspired when they're drinking, Bruce explained. "I usually have a be

  • Chris reached out to Baa Baa Brewhouse and introduced Beer Chronicle. He mentioned that we'd like to check the place out for a little write up. Not only did owners Marcus and Kinga welcome us, they opened the place up on a weekday evening, after work, just for us. That hospitality would set the tone for our visit.

  • We had a good time at Shiner Brewery, but it wasn't anything like we expected. Having been to breweries around town, our expectations may have been skewed a little bit (because Houston's so awesome) but despite that, we had fun and learned some...