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

  1. rundownhouse

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

    That's all I know of
     
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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Has City Acre gone under? I know they had a few pre-open events, but havent' heard much since.
     
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    Small correction. ;)
     
  10. rainerschuhsler

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    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!"
     
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    Oops! I always get those confused. I knew I should have looked that up.
     
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    Does Buff plan to package soon? I mean more than 200 bombers at a time...
     
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    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

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

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    We don't all get 5 day weekends, Brandon!
     
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    Haters gonna hate... just playin man

    And to put the thread back on topic, Houston breweries rule!!
     
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    Yep, they certainly do!
     
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    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

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

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    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

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    Kegs of 8th Wonder will start to hit select accounts this Friday
     
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    Lone Pint 667 was really nice and very drinkable.
     
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    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...
     
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    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.
     
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    [​IMG]

    8th Wonder (Petrol Station)
     
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    Nice!!!! Can't wait to try some.. send it on down to Nobi Public House!
     
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    Just peeked at Town In City's website - evidently they received their TTB license today. A big step in the process.
     
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    tried the 8th wonder intellectuale and ipa this weekend. i thought the former was ok, the latter was terrible.
     
  35. Ford

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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    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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