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/ 21.07.2023

Bad Astronaut Brewing Company

Inside the Loop – Near Northside 1519 Fulton St. Houston, TX 77009 Founded: December 2022 Known For: A massive space filled from edge to edge with art by some of Houston's finest street artists Beer to Try: Cloud Punch German Pilsner, Phaser Fight IPA, Cruis'n Through Helles, Fake Landing Hazy IPA It's the hot shot basketball for me, period. This place is an adult playground, and while kids are welcome, you won't see any after 9pm. Saint Arnold is responsible for generating many owners and head brewers in the Houston area. Nearly a dozen...

/ 19.09.2021

Turkey Forrest Brewing

Houston, TX 1848 Airline Dr Suite C, Houston, TX 77009 Opened: September 4, 2021 Known For: Being the first all Mexican American owned nano brewery in Houston. Beer to Try: “We Will See in the End” Imperial Stout Offering traditional Latin flavors and heritage enhancing a variety of IPAs and Stouts. Enjoy their offerings on tap at the Big Owl Craft Brew House taproom.   👍 True-to-Style Beers Available 🍻 Beer to Go ❄️ AC 🍷 Wine/Cider/Seltzer Available (in Big Owl Craft Brew House)   [wpcode id="9625"]...

/ 12.05.2021

8th Wonder Brewery

Inside the Loop – EADO 2202 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003 Opened: February 2013  Known For: Being Houston’s most Houston brewery, having an enormous outdoor space, and building a distillery next door. The brewery also offers select brews in 5 liter "WonderKegs" Beer to Try: Dome Faux’m, Weisstheimer, and Rocket Fuel   In 1965, the doors to the Houston Astrodome opened for the first time. Dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, this first ever air-conditioned domed stadium coincided with Houston’s launch into the global spotlight. Houston is home to yet another 8th Wonder...

/ 08.05.2021

Elder Son Brewery

Houston, TX 946 N Shepherd Dr Suite A, Houston, TX 77008 Opened: June 2021 Known for: Brewing classic beer styles leaning towards the dark side (SRM not the Force!) Beer to try: Bru Belly NEIPA, Olga Blond Ale, Grizzly Bolt Brown Ale, Yeller Weller Stout   Head brewer and owner, Robert Frye, began home brewing over a decade ago as a means to get to know his future brother-in-law (also one of our owners). The rabbit hole was deep and a hobby quickly became a passion. From weekend brewing sessions in the driveway, neighborhood tastings,...

/ 01.05.2021

Frost Town Brewing

Houston, TX 100 North Jackson Street, Houston TX 77002 Opened: July 2022 Known for: Being a few blocks from Minute Maid, great cozy indoor and outdoor spaces and honoring the history the brewery stands upon Beer to try: Stein Gold Cream Ale, Southern Style Pre-Prohibition Pils, Frost Bier Kolsch One of Houston’s newest breweries featuring a variety of styles that honor tradition, technique and ingredients. The FTB team have created an array of offerings focusing on supporting local, history and a comfortable community space in the heart of downtown.   🤓 Hype Beers Available 👍 True-to-Style Beers Available 🍻 Beer...

/ 12.02.2020

Astral Brewing

Inside the Loop – Garden Oaks/Oak Forest (GOOF) 4816 N Shepherd Dr suite a, Houston, TX 77018 Opened: March 2019 Known For: Doubling down on the hazy IPA craze that’s stolen the hearts of beer nerds around the nation Beer to Try: Psychonaut NEIPA, Solar Squeeze NEIPA, Mind Waves DIPA, Craftwork Kolsch   Specializing in hoppy ales including hazy IPA's and clean and crisp west coast IPAs. They also offer an ever-changing variety of beers ranging from roasty porters to light refreshing ales perfect for the heat of the summer.   Hype Beers Available ✔️ Big...

/ 12.01.2020

Baileson Brewing Company

Inside the Loop – Rice Village 2322 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005 Opened: September 13, 2017  Known For: Loving dogs, retrofitting an old service station into a brewery  Beer to Try: Modern Mo'tralaxy IPA, Amarillo Hopkins IPA, Honey Nugget   Baileson Brewing Company is a husband and wife team that loves craft beer and focuses on brewing hand-crafted ales that they love to drink. They have a relatively small brew system which allows them to brew new beers on a monthly basis, while keeping most of the crowd favorites up on the tap wall...

/ 11.01.2020

Brash Brewing Company

Technically just outside the Loop – Northside/Independence Heights 508 W Crosstimbers St, Houston, TX 77018 Opened: October 2015 (acquired by Equal Parts in June 2022) Known For: The biggest, boldest, darkest, and most BAMF stouts in town, and a metal motif to match Beer to Try: Pussy Wagon IPA, Black Masses Double Coffee’d Stout, EZ-7 APA, Cali Green IPA Located in Independence Heights, Brash will remain brash despite the recent acquisition by Equal Parts this past June. Vince, the founding head brewer of Brash, along with Matt and Nick from Equal Parts are the...

/ 10.01.2020

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co

Inside the Loop – Washington Ave./Memorial Park 2101 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007 Opened: December 2011  Known For: Creative brews and having a spectacular front row view of the Houston city skyline  Beer to Try: Great White Buffalo Wit, Saigon Sunset, Buzz Nutz, Buffalo Sunset, Big Black Cowbell, Crush City IPA, 1836 Red Ale   Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company is a new twist on an old craft. With creativity as their main goal, Buff Brew subscribes to their own definitions regarding brewing parameters and guidelines, without sacrificing flavor or consistency.   👍 True-to-Style Beers Available ✔️ Big Selection 🍻 Beer to Go ❄️...

/ 09.01.2020

Equal Parts Brewing

Inside the Loop - EADO 3118 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77003 Opened: October 2016  Known For: Rebranding from Sigma to Equal Parts without changing recipes or team, epic 1 liter stein pours in the taproom and recently acquiring Brash Brewing.  Beer to Try: Gorlami Italian Pilsner, Murry Chrimmus Imperial Porter, Intermezzo Sour, Löggerbier Pilsner   Equal Parts brews beers that highlight the tension between process and creativity. They are a group of tight-knit, hyper-critical people that will never settle for good enough. Their rebrand came on the heals of the realization that Sigma was Nick...

/ 08.01.2020

Eureka Heights Brew Co

Inside the Loop – Heights 941 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008 Opened: October 15th, 2016  Known For: Having a great sense of humor and focusing on sessionable beers; 2x GABF award winner for Buckle Bunny Beer to Try: Buckle Bunny, Wicket Awesome, Wow Factor, Mini Boss IPA   Eureka Heights brewing company was forged in the dark depths of the Eureka Heights fault line and the hellfire of Houston summers. Once emerged, they spent years on a spirit quest that a guy at the gas station recommended. They decided they wanted to make some...

/ 07.01.2020

Great Heights Brewing Company

Technically just outside the Loop – Garden Oaks/Oak Forest (GOOF) 938 Wakefield Dr, Houston, TX 77018 Opened: August 2017  Known For: NOT being called Greater Heights, chill atmosphere, the most reasonable prices on a 4-pack in town (especially considering everything they brew is killer). Beer to Try: Fruity Pellets NEIPA, Denali American IPA, Lager-ish Kölsch, Blue Tile IPA, Bourbon Legend Strong, Citramendous Imperial IPA.   Great Heights Brewing Company opened summer of 2017 (it was hot!) — right in the middle of Hurricane Harvey (it was rainy!). Eventually, the waters receded, but apparently the...

/ 06.01.2020

Holler Brewing Co

Inside the Loop – Sawyer Yards 2206 Edwards St, Houston, TX 77007 Opened: Late 2016 (team management change in March 2022) Known For: Brewing everything very very well, those dope 25 ounce ‘twistee cans’ to go, and being the darlings of Houston beer. Beer to Try: Looyah Milk Stout, Dollar Pils Y’all, Holler ESB   The brewery is their name, so it’s deeply personal. Some call them uncreative, some call them egomaniacs. They prefer “committed”. Their name is on their product, so they take it as seriously as they take themselves (highly seriously). If...

/ 05.01.2020

Gristworkz

Inside the Loop –Northside 1504 Chapman St, Houston, TX 77009 Opened: As Local Group February 28, 2020 (Ownership change to Distincture Hospitality group in May 2022) and Reopened as Gristworkz Known For: Good beer and maybe even better food! Beer to Try: Corn Star Light American Lager, West TX Amarillo Session IPA   Roomy, industrial taproom serving a variety of craft beer pairing with small plates, comfort food & weekend brunch.    Hype Beers Available True-to-Style Beers Available ✔️ Big Selection Beer to Go ❄️ AC  Kitchen Onsite   [wpcode id="9660"]...

/ 04.01.2020

Moon Tower Sudworks

Inside the Loop – Second Ward-ish 3004 Canal St, Houston, TX 77003 Opened: November 2013  Known For: Collaborating with 8th Wonder on Dome Faux’m Cream Ale Beer to Try: COBRASHARK Stout, Panther Hawk Pale Ale, Liquid Thigh Relaxant Blonde, Magic Brownie Brown Ale   A metal-centric brewpub with handcrafted pub faire and specialty hotdogs. Moontower has several of their own beers on tap including, but not limited to, collaborations with several of Houston’s most well-known breweries as well as dozens of other craft options. This isn’t the kind of place you want to bring your...

/ 30.12.2019

New Magnolia Brewing

Inside the Loop – Shady Acres 1616 Bevis St, Houston, TX 77008 Opened: May 2020  Known For: A family owned & operated, neighborhood brewpub in Shady Acres, the Heights, featuring an interesting and eclectic interior design and stellar beer. Beer to Try: Dry-Hopped Kölsch, Redwood IPA, WYSIWYG IPA, 88 Pils, Father Bernard's Grodziskie (aka the ‘Grod’), the ‘Revisited’ series of beers.   An award-winning brewery coming right outta the gates, New Magnolia has made a lot of noise very quickly, and it has all been music to our ears. The brewery is named after Magnolia Brewing...

/ 28.12.2019

Platypus Brewing

Inside the Loop – Washington Ave. 1902 Washington Ave Suite E, Houston, TX 77007 Opened: September 31st, 2016  Known For: Unmistakable Australian influence, a great spot to watch Rugby games, helping several other breweries navigate the road to opening up Beer to Try: The Ranga Red Ale, Freckled Dingo Pale Ale, Bobby Dazzler Blonde Ale   Platypus emerged after years of home brewing and moving back and forth from Houston to Australia.  Their brewery philosophy: Quality - handcrafted beer brewed fresh with natural ingredients; Creativity - combining unique hops and flavors to showcase different styles...

/ 27.12.2019

Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Inside the Loop – Near Northside 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, TX 77020 Founded: June 1994 Known For: Texas’ Oldest Craft Brewery Beer to Try: Ale Wagger, Art Car IPA, Icon Series, 5 O’Clock Pils, Pub Crawl Pale Ale, Fancy Lawnmower Kölsch. One of the Houston Breweries that started it all. Our first keg of beer was shipped on June 9, 1994. Founded by Brock Wagner and Kevin Bartol, we chose Houston because, other than living here, this was the largest city in the country that did not have a microbrewery. Brock was a longtime homebrewer and had considered opening a...

/ 26.12.2019

True Anomaly Brewing

Inside the Loop – EADO 2012 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77003 Opened: February 2019  Known For: Drinking boldly, literally being rocket-scientist brewers, providing Touch Tours for those who are blind and low-vision.  Beer to Try: Scout Mexican Lager, Ben’s House IPA, any of their Wile Ales and Saisons    True Anomaly is what happens when a bunch of space city rocket scientists become brewery owners. It’s a twist on a familiar narrative: four guys start out in a garage with some brewing equipment and a dream — and after hundreds of test batches, learn to...

/ 25.12.2019

Under the Radar Brewery

Inside the Loop – Midtown 1506 Truxillo St, Houston, TX 77004 Opened: August 27, 2017  Known For: Good variety of craft brews in bomber bottles, min-mini golf, and they make their own in-house kombucha Beer to Try: Mid-Frequency IPA, Radar Love Hefeweizen, Midtown Bock, Kool-It Kolsch   Under the Radar Brewery has humble beginnings, similar to many of the excellent brewers listed on this page. Founders Ned Davis, Herb Garcia, and Mike Norfleet had been homebrewing for 7-some-odd years each, sharing their beer with friends and families at tailgates and weddings. They started to...