Houston area Botttle shops for singles?

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Aleforme, Mar 25, 2015.

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  1. Aleforme

    Aleforme Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 Washington

    No not singles as in trying to hook up at a bottle shop but rather bottle shops that sell single bottles (non-bombers) of beer. :astonished:
    I'm coming back home to Houston for a few days and want to stock up on a variety of Texas brews to ship and haul back. It's amazing how number of Texas breweries has exploded over the last 4 years since I moved out to Seattle.
    I’m of course familiar with Specs on Smith and D&Q (Can’t remember if D&Q sells singles?) but wanted to know if there are any other shops that might sell singles around town? I'll between Conroe and Houston for the most part but I'm willing to travel a bit if needed. Definitely hitting the Specs and D&Q. Just trying to diversify what I bring back. Seems like some HEBs and maybe Kroger sold build your own six packs but the selection was limited.

    Thanks for the help!
  2. champ103

    champ103 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,520) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    D&Q probably has the best singles selection in town...so yeah go there. There are a handful of growler stores that all sell primarily single bottles outside of what they have on tap. Premium Draught, Growlers Beer and Wine To Go, and Jugs (Jugs hopefully has filled their cooler since the last time I was there). That is the best for singles inside the loop. I am sure various Kroger, HEB and Whole Foods will have good selection as well.
  3. ajaylock

    ajaylock Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Texas

    Agree with Premium Draught, Growlers and Jugs being your best options in addition to D&Q.

    Specifically, the new Whole Foods on Post Oak has a good single bottle selection.
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  4. Aleforme

    Aleforme Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 Washington

    Thanks for the info. Greatly appreciated.

    @ajaylock, thanks again for the Yellow Rose. It's was delicious. On par with anything up here in the PNW or West Coast. Definitely on my shopping list and will likely hit the brewery on Saturday if able.
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  5. Andonato

    Andonato Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2012 Michigan

    Central Market
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  6. HookemHops13

    HookemHops13 Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2013 Texas

    Kroger on 11th recently expanded their singles selection. Lots available for a mix six.
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  7. Aleforme

    Aleforme Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 Washington

    Thanks for all the help guys. I ended up hitting the Smith street Specs, D&Q and Central Market. Picked up a few Yellow Rose bottles. I didn't see any bottling dates but one bottle from D&Q had 3-18-15 written on it. No other bottles had this. Any ideas? Maybe a date the brewery wrote for tracking? I don't think D&Q would have written it but who knows.

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  8. champ103

    champ103 Grand Pooh-Bah (5,520) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    D&Q writes the dates on the bottles when they get the cases in. :grinning: They don't bottle date otherwise, I don't think.
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  9. Aleforme

    Aleforme Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2008 Washington

    Awesome, thanks. I can't find any other dating. Either way, it's pretty dang fresh.
  10. hou_mcbp

    hou_mcbp Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2015 Texas

    A lady I work with's husband is opening a store in the Clear Lake area just a couple miles right down the street from Nobi Public house. It is going to be a growler fill station as well as a bottle store. It is set to open in Mid-May. website below:

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  11. Ford

    Ford Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2012 Texas

    That is going to be about a two minute drive from where my wife works.

    Not that she'll enjoy picking me up beer from there.
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