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Galveston

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by Cyclone8, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (425) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    I'm a MN BA heading to Galveston at the end of March. I'd love advice from any locals on where the best place to try local/Texas craft beers would be. I also have a great stock of stuff I could bring to trade (Surly, Founders etc) if anyone wants to send me a message and set something up. Thanks for your help!
  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Brew's Brothers on The Strand is a great beer bar. Small and comfortable place to chill.
  3. Show

    Show Aficionado (235) Texas Jul 21, 2011

    also Beerfoot Beach Bar, a brewpub.
  4. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    Both are brewpubs now, correct?
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I thought I read Brew's Brothers was up and brewing now.
  6. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    On Facebook they said that they are barrel aging. So I only assume...
  7. DonD

    DonD Aficionado (240) Texas Jun 23, 2008

    Brews Brothers is brewing and has been offering up samples with donations going to charity. I don't think their kitchen is up and running yet, though.
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  8. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    I was just in Brew's last weekend. They were brewing, but didn't have any food that I saw yet. They did have some BBA Hellfighter on tap, though.
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  9. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (425) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    Thanks for the suggestions! I really appreciate your input.
    Again, if anyone is interested in me bringing some Surly (etc) stuff to swap for cool Texas brews, I'm up for that!
  10. tasteslikefrog

    tasteslikefrog Disciple (70) Texas Jun 14, 2012

    Brews Brothers are brewing but still don't have any permits,
    thats why they have to give it away.
  11. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (140) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    Or head about 25 miles up I-45 and hit Nobi Public House!
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  12. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (315) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    ^This was going to be my recommendation but Tom beat me to it. This is definitely a great place to check out.
  13. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Think I'm going to go have a pork chop with a fried egg and some Victory at Sea for lunch today at Nobi.

    I'm going to need to hit up the Galveston spots soon also.
  14. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (425) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    This sounds intriguing. What makes this such a strong recommendation?
  15. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (140) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    You wont find a better selection of craft beer south of downtown Houston, in my opinion. 40+ taps and 300+ bottles. A wide variety of Texas brews, they often have some of the more limited releases. Check out their Facebook page for what's on tap, it changes daily.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nobi-Public-House/350740171688975
  16. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    ? It says Facebook but Links me to twitter. How the hell did you do that....
  17. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (140) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    I changed it to the facebook page... that seems to be updated with more info!
  18. JohnBender

    JohnBender Savant (425) Texas Apr 20, 2012

    Oh weird. It was still linking me to Twitter.
  19. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (140) Texas Dec 7, 2012

  20. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (140) Texas Dec 7, 2012

    Maybe refresh the page.
  21. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (315) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Shhh. Quit giving away the secret bottle shop. J/K

    You will definitely want to check out the shell station if you are looking for bottles to take back with you and you don't want to drive to Houston. If you are looking for a bottle shop in Houston then I suggest D&Q or Spec's on Smith Street due to the shear volume of beer.
  22. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Savant (425) Minnesota Oct 19, 2011

    So much great info - I wish I could buy you all a beer when I'm there. Let me know if you ever head up North to MN (I'd suggest waiting until, ya know, Spring or Summer - it's a might chilly right now:) and I'll happily return the favor!
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  23. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (315) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Your welcome, glad we could be of assistance.
  24. jumpjet2k

    jumpjet2k Aficionado (180) Texas Feb 18, 2009

    I'll be the devil's advocate and point out that barrel aging doesn't necessarily imply a brewing operation. Hay Merchant is a prime counterexample. (Of course, their kind is a very limited exception to the rule.)

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