The League of Extraordinary Brewers
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vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
Small update 2/16/14
I continue to be disappointed with the selection. So it was not just the holiday lows. Only one or two guest taps, and one or two house beers each of the times I have visited. Which would be one thing, but none are outstanding. Sometimes the house beers can be very good. The Wit I had this time round was good, not great. Though, this time, all beer was served in a solo cup, with clean glassware clearly visible. Food is OK pub grub. It took 15 minutes to put a few pieces of cheese on bread, and then toast it on a waffle iron. That is not a bad wait time at all for a real meal, but for this should take all of 60 seconds. I want to love the place, but not that impressed.
Kitchen Incubator, turned Brewery Incubator/League of Extraordinary Brewers. This is the first of its kind in the country. Which is impressive. A place where local start up brewers, that don't have a brick and mortar place right now, can try out and make test batches on their pilot system. An idea that I adore.
I walk in, and there is a tiny bar to the right with the taps. A chalk board with what is available, and a food menu as well. There are a few tables, and a lounge/video game area in the back. Overall a very tiny place that is probably cramped when anymore than two or three people are at the bar. I was the only person there on a Saturday night. Maybe cause it was right before the holidays was why the place was empty? Anyway, it was just me and the brewer. Which was nice. I got to pick his brain for a while.
They only had one of their beers on tap, which was a Belgian Strong Dark they made for MvC. The rest was about 5-6 other Texas beers on tap. The Belgian was good, but the rest of the taps were kind of mediocre Texas breweries. Rogness, Buffalo Bayou, 8th Wonder. I know this was probably an off night selection wise cause I have seen their tap list before, and it is usually three or four house beers. The rest guest taps. I think they are adding more tap space real soon as well.
I did not try the food, but looked good and well made. Service was good cause I was the only one there. Though the place seemed dead, even for me. A guy that likes his quite pubs. I will certainly be giving these guys another try, cause I want to try the food and anything else they make. Though my first impression was a little flat. Still, a really unique place downtown that should not be ignored, and I will certainly update my review when/if I have a different experience. Also, finally, Houston has a true brewpub again. Hurray breweries!
01-03-2014 23:07:15 | More by champ103
The League of Extraordinary Brewers in Houston, TX
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