Equal Parts Brewing

Brewery, Bar

3118 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, Texas, 77003-2334
United States | map
equalpartsbrewing.com

Notes: Formerly Sigma Brewing Company
BEER STATS
Average:
3.96
Beers:
66
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
283
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.19
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
pDev:
8.35%
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

It's a bit away from downtown Houston, and is in more of a business commercial/small manufacturing neighborhood, so you won't see as big of a crowd there (which is a good thing). I went to the brewery twice during a week long trip to Houston, so that should tell you that I definitely liked the place.

The vibe was relatively quiet on both days (Saturday and Wednesday) with what appeared to be a couple of locals and a few out of town visitors to the area. The space isn't particularly large (maybe 10 seats at the bar and maybe another 15 or so around tables. Pretty cool artwork on the wall (dark metal theme) and there's a 3-4 gaming consoles setup for playing games, which is cool. The general space and building appear to have been for another type of business. It is not a brand new building, but it's setup nicely and looks pretty cool. Behind the bar, you can see all the vessels and where the brewing is taking place.

Service was pretty good, seeing as there weren't many people there. You place your order at the bar and go back to wherever you sit (there are no servers that come out to take your order). The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable.

Selection wasn't extensive, maybe 10-12 different beers available. 2-3 IPAs, couple of German style beers, some imperial stouts and porters and a couple of barrel aged beers. The beers themselves were pretty good, and especially so for the barrel aged offerings. Those were phenomenal (MFC '19 and Burial in Space).

Ultimately, the place is pretty nice and I would absolutely go back there when visiting Houston. It is a relatively quiet/off the beaten path, not large space but with a clear identity (dark, death metal almost) and exception barrel aged beers, with other styles also proving to be quality.

Dec 28, 2019
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champ103 from Texas

3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Having had Sigma plenty around town, I am pretty familiar with their offerings. Though haven't been able to visit the brewery till now. There is a comfortable sized bar area, with plenty of seats at the bar counter. They have a few TV's with old video games to play, and an area to hang out at around the brewing equipment. They play that mix of punk/alt/metal music that is not too over the top. Service is very good, the bartender on Sunday afternoon was on top of everything. I have met the owners at some functions at a bar or two around town. They are good people.

9 taps, with crowlers to go, along with the occasional bottle and can release to go. They also have a few guest bottles from the like of The Bruery. I have been decidedly hit and miss on some things they offer. I have never been a big fan of NEIPA's and theirs don't do much to sway me to the other side. Milkshake IPA's are horrible, and wish that trend you just go away (not just a Sigma issue), and their kettle sours have done little to impress me. Saying that, the core IPA is good and standard, along with a very good milk stout. The regular Bulgarian Miak is what the style should be without any additives. There are several barrel aged offings, and I enjoyed the Exhume (brandy barrel aged old ale with cherries). On par with Bailson's, Great Heights and Eureka Heights as good neighborhood breweries.

Nov 06, 2018
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Bryan12345 from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Every beer is decent, with a couple home runs. Friendly service. Only turn off is the loud music (half a step down from Brash), just not my bag. Overall very positive experience.

Jan 05, 2018
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bradybeer from California

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Liked this place a great deal. The vibe was industrial and the service was solid-my car keep was friendly and could chat about the beer. I was a day early as the next day was their anniversary party which I wish I could have attended. Tried the Rye Ale and American Pale, as well as a Nitro Stout. All pretty good-though I thought the Pale and Ale and Rye were pretty close in taste profile. All in all nice place to whittle a hot day away.

Oct 08, 2017
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Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Cool place that I think is still picking up steam. Beer is good and I think will continue to improve. Staff is somewhat friendly.

This brewery is a "sleeper" for the Houston-area. I think its currently slightly underrated and I think will do big things in a short amount of time. Cant wait to see them further develop!

Jun 04, 2017
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Can_has_beer from Texas

4.7/5  rDev +12.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Right out of the gate, this place has a lot of potential. The taproom is gorgeous, in an old warehouse sort of way. Metal is playing at a very reasonable volume, and Tales from the Crypt is on the projector. Very cool vibe, but laid back enough to not be intense. The owners are friendly and service was great. They had a nice selection of beers on tap, mostly either hoppy or some type of Porter. Oh, and their bathrooms are very very nice. Give this place a visit!

Jan 01, 2017
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donspublic from Texas

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75

Went here today with my wife. This was their grand opening weekend. Location is in the east side of downtown, right next to the light rail line. They occupy the back end of an old Contractor Equipment building. There is a small patio when you walk in that has a couple of tables, when you walk in the bar area is somewhat modern looking with wooden tables and wooden bar and a large sectional couch in the back. You can walk outside thru the back of the brewery and there are food trucks located in the parking lot in the rear. Today they only had 3 beers on tap, an APA, XPA (lighter ABV) and a porter (more on the imperial side). I will say the APA and the porter knocked it out of the park. The XPA I didn't care much for, an underlying taste that something went wrong. The porter is brewed with lactose, so it has a really nice mouthfeel. General vibe was pretty good. I think they are going to have to address the seating issue as there were more people there than there were seats available for. Dinged them on selection because they were only pouring three today, but nice thing was they were half priced :). There are a handful of games in the back to pass the time while drinking. Will definitely go back here with my kids when they are back in town.
Note: Also must point out that they get prof's from my wife for having very clean, very nice restrooms. That does matter when you are going out with the wife

Oct 03, 2016
Equal Parts Brewing in Houston, TX
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 283 ratings