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Houston Production Breweries

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by rundownhouse, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Hi all,

    I may be moving to Houston in summer. It's on the list along with some other cities. I was hoping someone could fill me in on production breweries in Houston, preferably those breweries with packaging lines in place or plans to start packaging soon. BA lists just five breweries in "Houston," and one of those has just a PO box for an address. The only Houston brewery I'm remotely familiar with is St. Arnold.

    Thanks!
  2. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Karbach
    Buffalo Bayou

    I think that's all right now in Houston proper... I know 8th Wonder is coming soon. No Label and Southern Star are in the area as well, but not Houston proper.
  3. bccocx

    bccocx Advocate (685) Texas Jan 13, 2007

    Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
    Karbach Brewing Company
    Saint Arnold
    No Label Brewing Company (Katy, TX)
    Southern Star (Conroe)

    That's all I know of
  4. HopAG

    HopAG Savant (475) Texas Sep 22, 2012

    Karbach Brewing Co.
    No Label Brewing Co. (Katy, TX)
    Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

    Nearby:
    Southern Star Brewing Co. (Conroe, TX)

    Will Open Soon:

    8th Wonder Brewing Company


    I'm sure others will have more input, but that is everything from the top of my head at the moment.
  5. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    There is not much information here, but Town City Brewing is starting up "soon." I remember reading in the Chronicle several months ago that they were suppose to have beer ready in January. Though no news of that yet. anyway:

    http://townincitybrewing.com/index.html

    Also, that brewery with the PO box is more of a joke. Their one beer (that is not made in Houston) is called Boner. There is also a place that makes ciders, Leprechaun, if that interests you.
  6. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    All of the above plus:
    Fort Bend Brewing Co. (Missouri City, TX)
    Texian Brewing Co. (Richardson, TX)

    Both of those are right outside of Houston. Not sure if either are bottling right now.
  7. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    You're coming to Houston at a good time. Craft beer market is exploding faster than ever. New breweries and more stores with craft brews. Spec's & HEB are good stores to find craft beer. Don't forget to bring Yuengling with you when you come, we don't get any here.
  8. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Savant (280) Texas Feb 1, 2011

    Has City Acre gone under? I know they had a few pre-open events, but havent' heard much since.
  9. wolffman17

    wolffman17 Savant (405) Texas Jul 14, 2005

    Small correction. ;)
  10. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    According to their website, they're opening in 2013 and last month they tweeted,
    "We're pleased to announce that our period of public protest for serving alcoholic beverages is finished & our paperwork is now being filed!"
  11. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    Oops! I always get those confused. I knew I should have looked that up.
  12. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Does Buff plan to package soon? I mean more than 200 bombers at a time...
  13. Thanks for the help guys. Breweries close to Houston are OK too, not just those in the city limits. It'd be nice if BA could add that feature to the places search. Particularly for cities on state borders, like Cincinnati, St. Louis, KC, etc, even searching for everything in Ohio won't pick up anything in Kentucky, etc.
  14. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (350) Texas May 17, 2012

    I just remembered another one that hasn't been mentioned yet:
    Lone Pint Brewery (Magnolia, TX)

    No idea where they're at with packaging though.
  15. aschwab

    aschwab Savant (475) Texas Mar 3, 2009

  16. FortBendBrewing

    FortBendBrewing Aspirant (35) Texas Dec 29, 2011

  17. BeerHunter76

    BeerHunter76 Savant (445) Texas Dec 25, 2010

    There is also Cycler brewery I want to say is in Montgomery. My memory is fuzzy on it, but its usually on tap at Rockwell in Cypress. They make a decent hoppy red ale.
  18. Texasfan549

    Texasfan549 Advocate (660) Texas Feb 26, 2011

    Brian, shouldn't you be working right now instead of on BA, lol
  19. BeerHunter76

    BeerHunter76 Savant (445) Texas Dec 25, 2010

    We don't all get 5 day weekends, Brandon!
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  20. Texasfan549

    Texasfan549 Advocate (660) Texas Feb 26, 2011

    Haters gonna hate... just playin man

    And to put the thread back on topic, Houston breweries rule!!
  21. TomHouTX

    TomHouTX Aficionado (140) Texas Dec 7, 2012

  22. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    Yep, they certainly do!
  23. BeerHunter76

    BeerHunter76 Savant (445) Texas Dec 25, 2010

    Hey, tx_beer_man, have you tried the Palmares stout from Cycler? If you haven't, man you gotta get some of that!
  24. tx_beer_man

    tx_beer_man Savant (260) Texas Jan 22, 2013

    No, I haven't! Just 55-11 Imperial Red. I'll send Rockwell a tweet to see if they can get Palmares in there!
  25. leoingle

    leoingle Aficionado (170) Texas Jan 28, 2013

    I talked to them about 3 weeks ago. It is just two guys doing everything on the weekend. They are not going to be canning for a year and a half to two years. They are going to start formal tours in about a month to two months.
  26. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    I've seen Lone Pint on tap at Nobi a couple of times.


    Who has been to the Fort Bend Brewery? How is it?
  27. bccocx

    bccocx Advocate (685) Texas Jan 13, 2007

    Kegs of 8th Wonder will start to hit select accounts this Friday
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  28. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Lone Pint 667 was really nice and very drinkable.
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  29. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Nice.. I will try it next time I see it...

    I'm loving this Houston area beer evolution.... lots of great beer to drink just from around the city and suburbs...
  30. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Initiate (0) Texas Oct 24, 2012

    I'm not sure if they've tweaked their recipes, but their IPA when first released was the worst beer I've ever tasted. I hear the stout is good though. So I'll give that a try when I see it around.
  31. bccocx

    bccocx Advocate (685) Texas Jan 13, 2007

    [​IMG]

    8th Wonder (Petrol Station)
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  32. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Nice!!!! Can't wait to try some.. send it on down to Nobi Public House!
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  33. jumpjet2k

    jumpjet2k Aficionado (180) Texas Feb 18, 2009

    Just peeked at Town In City's website - evidently they received their TTB license today. A big step in the process.
  34. PhatAtUT

    PhatAtUT Savant (485) Texas Jul 31, 2009

    tried the 8th wonder intellectuale and ipa this weekend. i thought the former was ok, the latter was terrible.
  35. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    8th Wonder isn't up on the beer section of this website yet... will be interesting to see how they grow... I'm sure I'll end up hitting the brewery within two months or so... think they start tasting/tours in April sometime.
  36. champ103

    champ103 Champion (860) Texas Sep 3, 2007

    Here is the listing. It won't show up on the front page of the city beer guide until there are a number of reviews.

    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/28784
  37. shawnohall

    shawnohall Savant (330) Texas Nov 8, 2009

    I heard they plan to start canning in 1 to 1.5 years from now. I can't wait. They're awesome.

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