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Texas Out of State Brewery List

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The out-of-towners beer list has been brewed! 

In August of 2020, we covered how breweries make their way into town, and we wanted to put a list of those breweries together for you. This is the officially unofficial list of non-Texas breweries that are available in Texas grocery stores, liquor stores, and specialty bottle shops.

Next time somebody calls you a “Homer,” you can grab something from this list and prove them wrong-ish.

Here are some of my faves from the list in no particular order (who am I kidding? We’re nerds; it’s in alphabetical order.):

Bruery (California)
Bruery is at the top of my list for when I’m seeking barrel-aged, funky wild ales & sours. These guys were the first out-of-state brewery to ever send us beer. They’ll forever have a piece of our hearts for that small gesture.

Dogfish (Delaware)
Do a flight of the IPA “minute” series.. 60 minute, 90 minute & 120 minute. Invite me over when you crack the 120 minute (15-20% ABV!)

SweetWater (Georgia)
If you ain’t scared of some hoppy, dank IPAs go for the 420 strain IPAs…pairs well with Funyuns, Cheetos, and a couple of Slim Jims.

Upland (Indiana)
Amazing, complex sours – there’s bound to be one you like in the batch. Their Champagne Velvet Pilsner is pretty damn good too!

Boulevard (Kansas)
Josh’s recent trip with the No Label team left him with lust in his eyes for this longtime national treasure in Missouri City. Their Pale Ale stole his heart, but Tank 7 is a close second for Josh, and everybody else on the team echoed his sentiment.

Parish (Louisana)
The other Chris on the team thinks these guys are overhyped, but the rest of us think he’s wrong, so there’s that. Ghost in the Machine is a legend, but these guys don’t make a single beer that’s less than great. Abita, Tin Roof, and NOLA all get a lot of airtime in our fridges as well. Something about the sister city…

Rogue (Oregon)
Outstanding Maibock style ale, the Dead Guy Ale featuring their slightly creepy skeleton mascot. The hazelnut brown nectar is delicious (no creepy skeleton on the can).

Untitled Art (Wisconsin)
The Dry Hop Peach Sour (like a Sour IPA) and the Cherry Sour A La Mode are OMG delicious! Anthony really digged the Rocket Popsicle for how well-executed it was.

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The Officially Unofficial Texas Out of State Brewery List

We’re still working on the name.

Thumbing through this list may give you some nostalgia. You probably have vivid memories of grabbing one or two of these breweries off the shelf when they first arrived and the feeling of immense satisfaction that they were now available here in Texas.

Others may leave you scratching your head thinking, “I didn’t know they were from there!” Others still will have you even more confused. “Wait. Wut. I’ve never seen them on the shelves!”

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AlaskaAlaskan Brewing Company
California21st Amendment Brewery
CaliforniaAleSmith Brewing Company
CaliforniaAlpine Beer Company
CaliforniaAnchor Brewing
CaliforniaAnderson Valley Brewing Company
CaliforniaBallast Point*
CaliforniaBear Republic Brewing Co.
CaliforniaThe Bruery
CaliforniaDust Bowl Brewing Company
CaliforniaEl Segundo Brewing
CaliforniaFifty Fifty Brewing
CaliforniaFirestone Walker Brewing Company
CaliforniaGreen Flash Brewing Co.*
CaliforniaLagunitas Brewing Company*
CaliforniaNorth Coast Brewing Co.
CaliforniaOffshoot Beer Co. (The Bruery)
CaliforniaSaint Archer Brewing Company
CaliforniaSierra Nevada Brewing Co.
CaliforniaStone Brewing
ColoradoAvery Brewing Co.
ColoradoBreckenridge Brewery
ColoradoGreat Divide Brewing Company
ColoradoLeft Hand Brewing
ColoradoNew Belgium Brewing
ColoradoOdell Brewing Co.
ColoradoOskar Blues Brewery
ColoradoSufferfest Beer Company
DelewareDogfish Head Brewery
FloridaBig Storm Brewing Co.
FloridaCigar City Brewing
GeorgiaSweetWater Brewing Company
HawaiiMaui Brewing Company
IllinoisDESTIHL Brewing
IndianaUpland Brewing Co.
KentuckyAgainst the Grain Brewery
KentuckyGoodwood Brewery
KentuckyLexington Brewing & Distillery
LouisanaAbita Brewing Company
LouisanaNOLA Brewing Company
LouisanaParish Brewery
LouisanaTin Roof Brewing Co.
MarylandStillwater Artisanal
MassachusettsClown Shoes Beer
MassachusettsHarpoon Brewery
MassachusettsSamuel Adams (Boston Beer)
MassachusettsSpencer Brewery
MichiganBell’s Brewery
MichiganFounders Brewing Co.
MichiganJolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
MichiganNew Holland Brewing
MichiganOdd Side Ales
MinnesotaFair State Brewing Cooperative
MississippiLazy Magnolia Brewing
MissouriBoulevard Brewing Company
NebraskaNebraska Brewing Company
New MexicoSanta Fe Brewing
New YorkBrooklyn Brewery
New YorkEvil Twin Brewing
New YorkBrewery Ommegang
New YorkSixpoint Brewing
OklahomaCoop Ale Works
OklahomaPrairie Artisan Ales
OregonCascade Brewing
OregonDeschutes Brewery
OregonFull Sail Brewery
OregonFunkwerks
OregonHopworks Urban Brewery
OregonOmission Beer
OregonRogue Ales
PennsylvaniaVictory Brewing Company
UtahSquatters
UtahWasatch Brewery
VermontMagic Hat Brewing Company
VirginiaChampion Brewing Company
WashingtonElysian Brewing Company*
WisconsinUntitled Art

*Some of these are “crafty” AKA they’ve been bought out by a big corporate brewery, so if you’re a seeker of the seal, you probably already know which are which.

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As all things beer go, this list could change from week to week. Be it someone selling to another entity, moving into Texas distribution, or even moving out (God forbid)!

If you see something on the list that needs to be added, removed, or otherwise, just drop us a comment below!

Beers to you, Houston


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Chris B is from a lot of places (military brat) but has settled home in Houston since 1999. He’s an Army veteran, gadget nerd, foodie, woodworker, poker player, computer geek and old school hip-hop DJ. You can spot him at a brewery or taproom sheepishly asking for samples of everything.


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2 Comments
  • John Polk
    Posted at 18:44h, 10 January

    Thanks! I’ve been non-homer for years! Avery needs to be from Colorado…

  • Beer Chronicle Team
    Posted at 22:32h, 25 January

    DAAAANG. Thanks for catching us slipping, John! It’s been fixed. Editors shouldn’t drink beer while editing. Sheesh.

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