Visit Four Great Breweries in the Houston Area
Sept. 28 is National Drink Beer Day, and there are several great spots for craft beer in the Houston area. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur or just looking for a fun spot to sit outside and enjoy a cold brew, here are some of our favorite breweries:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Founded in 1994, Saint Arnold was named after the patron saint of brewing and is Texas’ oldest craft brewery. The brewery and beer hall offers a food menu and public tours, although closed-toe shoes are required for the downstairs portion of the tour.
In addition to seasonal and limited brews, year-round beers include a German-style Kölsch, a Bavarian hefeweizen, a a black Kölsc, a Bohemian Pils malt, a full-flavored amber ale, a deep copper brown ale, a pale ale, several IPAs, a Berliner Weisse and even a root beer.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing
If you’re looking for awesome craft beer that is unapologetically Houston, Buffalo Bayou Brewing breaks all the rules with cutting-edge technology while paying tribute to tradition. Brewery tours on Saturday showcase their hands-on approach to the brewing process.
BuffBrew features two series of craft beers. The Heritage series includes a West Coast style IPA, an American cream ale, a Witbiers brewed with orange peel, a copper ale and a malt bill. The Secessionist menu features more than 50 beers created with a variety of unlikely flavors such as pineapple, peach, mango, watermelon, raspberry, blueberry, grape, banana, pumpkin, blood orange, lychee, peppermint, chocolate, gingerbread, espresso beans and more.
8th Wonder Brewery
What better way to drink delicious, local craft beer than overlooking the Houston skyline. 8th Wonder Brewery features a beer garden with outdoor seating and activities, a taproom, private event rooms and large production facility. It’s location just blocks away from professional baseball, basketball and soccer stadiums make it a perfect pre-game destination.
8th Wonder has five year-round beers: a cream ale, a coffee porter, an IPA, an Altbier and a blonde ale. There are currently four seasonal beers: a Texas pale ale, a Hefeweizen, an Abbey-style Dubbel and a stout, along with several limited release beers.
No Label Brewing Co.
No Label started in 2009 in Katy. The brewery sells pints of No Label, along with regular brews and seasonal/one-offs. Lines form for their steak night on Tuesdays, beginning at 6 p.m. until they sell out of ribeyes. Tastings take place every Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. and feature food vendors, live local bands, and a dog and kid friendly atmosphere.
No Label offers five year-round beers: a blonde ale with a touch of rice, a traditional German Hefeweizen with notes of banana, a, West Coast-inspired IPA, a dark American amber with caramel, and a slightly bitter American pale ale. Every summer, they brew a pale horse ale with hatch chilies, and in the fall, they featured a dark wheat ale with a hint of licorice.