New Breweries/bars HOUTX

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by LadyOfMuchBeer, Oct 2, 2012.

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  1. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2011 Texas

    I live just far enough outside of Houston that I am just beyond the beer scene. I remember vaguely conversation about some new Houston breweries and possibly a brewpub. Anyone have any recent news on this? Are there any new local establishments worth supporting?
  2. bshaf

    bshaf Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Texas
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    not really.. city acre still isn't open and neither is 8th wonder
  3. wolffman17

    wolffman17 Aspirant (251) Jul 14, 2005 Texas

    None have opened yet, but here's some of the latest info:

    Fort Bend Brewing: (newsletter)

    8th Wonder Brewery: (old but good article)

    City Acre: (newsletter)

    Moon Tower Inn: The only info they put out there is via Facebook updates. Sounds like they're getting closer (but it's sounded like that for months).

    The Brewery Incubator: (mission via Facebook) "To create the world's first brewery incubator, created to foster the development and launch of craft breweries by providing a pilot facility, support network and audience accessible to all aspiring brewers."

    Also be on the lookout for Cottonwood to open in Garden Oaks soon. Not a brewery or brewpub, but I anticipate this to be one the best beer spots in town. Daniel (Dajtai007) is the chef and beer guy.
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  4. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    The Brewery Incubator sounds pretty neat. We have something like that here in SATX (Bake, Broil, & Brew), and I think it's a great concept.
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  5. Show

    Show Initiate (76) Jul 21, 2011 Texas

    a place in Galveston will be brewing very soon...
  6. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (495) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Care to divulge anymore or is this top secret? Unless Brews Bro's will start brewing there own stuff.
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  7. DonD

    DonD Aspirant (206) Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    I assume it's this one. The owner of Yaga's is opening it.
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  8. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (495) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    I like the concept. Looks like Brews Bro's will have formidable challenger.
  9. NiceFly

    NiceFly Aspirant (289) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

  10. DonD

    DonD Aspirant (206) Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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    Fotunately, Brews Brothers is finally getting their kitchen started. So the brewing shouldn't be too far behind.
  11. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    I'm pretty sure its open. I cant't say for sure because I haven't gone to the island in a few weeks, but it should be open by now.
  12. bleeng

    bleeng Aspirant (232) Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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  13. TexasJeep

    TexasJeep Initiate (128) Sep 11, 2007 Texas

  14. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    There was one that I heard of in the Heights that can't come to mind. Not Buffalo Bayou..

    Also, 8th Wonder should be running up in the next few months. They were set to start brewing this month but 2 weeks to launch they found out there was no gas pipes.. The city just used a survey for the building they were on from the 40s and I think construction in the 60s took the pipe outs. They didn't catch this until it was close to brewing time, now their waiting on the city pretty much to get them set up.

    I took a class with Aaron Corsi, the head brewer a while back. Made some beer at UH, went to the brewery a few times and even helped a bit with their pilot system. Really down to earth guys, I hope to see great thing from them soon. I know their pretty busy with Eatsie Boys and Aaron teaching and trying to get his PHD but I expect great things from these guys.
  15. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2008 Texas

  16. duff247

    duff247 Zealot (506) Nov 16, 2010 Texas
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    The beerfoot beach bar is Yagas ploy at bullying Brews Brothers. From what I have heard the owner opened it purely because he had money to do so and wanted to take money away from them (or so I have heard). Looks like Brews Brothers will have the better tap list and Justin always seems to have connections and gets amazing kegs that some places in Houston have trouble getting. Doesn't hurt having another craft bar here but until I see something out of the ordinary, Brews is the way to go.
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  17. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    This is true to a degree, Mike (Yagas owner) is kind of a douche, but hes also just capitalizing on what Justin (Brews Brothers) started last year and trying to milk the craft beer scene. I don't think any real craft beer lover is going to take Beerfoot seriously and I can promise you they will have BMC on tap soon, their location will dictate this and people will go in there asking for bud light enough that they will offer it. Any bar that has blue moon and shiner pale ale on tap is one angry customer away from having bud light.

    Justin is the man however.
  18. atpben

    atpben Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2006 Texas

    Anybody tried the West End Pub in Galleria yet?
  19. icetrauma

    icetrauma Devotee (495) Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Justin at Brews is great. He takes time out to chill with ya and converse about whatever. Besides, I like the atmosphere at Blues Bro's.
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  20. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Savant (962) Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    For the love of god dont go there.

    Daniel and some others will vouch for this as well. Went the 1st week, atmosphere is crappy, music is too loud and dunno why they were blasting trance music that night. Mojito that was made for me was so crappy I had to send it back (and ive only sent back 2 or 3 drinks in my life). Margarita they made instead was even worse but I didnt want to send it back so I struggled to drink it down (they served me a margarita in a pint glass, and it was full all the way up to the top.... thats when you know your bar is shitty). All of their taps were decent, but the prices varied based on ABV, not on quality. Pecan Porter was $6 or $7 IIRC.

    Overall, dont waste your time or money here. Hands down the worst bar ive been to inside the loop.
  21. jbeezification

    jbeezification Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2012 Texas

    Nothing you said deters me slightly. $6 or $7 for Pecan Porter is not bad. I wouldn't order a mojito or a margarita from a beer bar.
  22. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    $7 for how much? At the place closest to my house, they have it @ $4.50 for 16oz or $6 for 23oz, and on Tuesdays they take $1 off Texas beers. If its $7 for 16 oz, then yes, that seems high.
  23. Azzy

    Azzy Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2012 Texas
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    Yeah. At cedar Creek it's $2 for 16 oz on Tuesdays. And yeah $7 seems high. I think I pay $6 for a half growler fill at petrol

    Also you guys complaining on price should go to Alice's Tall Texan. $2 for a large goblet lol
  24. greenspointexas

    greenspointexas Savant (962) Jan 16, 2011 Texas
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    Yeah, its not a beer bar. They have taps, but in no way shape or form is it a beer bar. They serve every beer in pint glasses and for smaller pours, they just pour it into a pint glass but dont fill it all the way up. They also dont have a beer there that they have at practically any dive bar in town. $7 for 12 oz IIRC. And yes, I dont think ive seen it that high ANYWHERE in Houston over the past year, specially for 12 ounces. But for Independence Convict Hill, they wanted $9 per bottle. No BS.

    But go ahead and take a chance if you want. Just dont say I didnt warn you.
  25. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    $9 a bottle for Convict Hill!?!? HAHAHAHAHA! Suckers.
  26. champ103

    champ103 Poo-Bah (4,228) Sep 3, 2007 Texas
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    A new beer and growler store I have been looking forward to opening in Heights is Premium Draught. I have mentioned it before, but wanted to again here.
  27. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Initiate (0) Sep 30, 2007 Texas

    Even at the mediocre westside alehouse, which i would have expected it to cost more, its only 4.50 for a pint of pp, 6 for a 23oz, 15 for a pitcher, and 21 for a tube....hey wait a minnit, you talking about the WSAH mello?!?! I thought youd not been back! :wink:

    Just bustin on you mello, we need to meet up there some night and have a few adelberts for 6 bucks.
  28. kmello69

    kmello69 Defender (618) Nov 27, 2011 Texas
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    Why thats exactly where I meant - as I said, closest place to my house. I havent been in a while, though. We were going every Tuesday for trivia for a while, but I have so much beer in my house right now, I can't justify going out and spending $ at bars. Tough problem, right? :astonished: We'll definitely have to meet up there sometime
  29. jaymesbawned

    jaymesbawned Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2011 Texas

    I've been following them on the twitter, and am very excited, even though I don't live in the heights.
  30. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Disciple (357) Aug 16, 2012 Texas
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    World of Beer is building at La Centera in Katy. Don't know much about them.
  31. lucrece

    lucrece Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2010 Texas

    The Brewery Incubator mentioned above is live on Kickstarter at This will actually be the first co-working and incubator brewery in the world.
    The facility mentioned above in San Antonio, Bake Broil & Brew is not actually licensed to sell beer. The founder of the Brewery Incubator actually worked with them to help create the concept modeled after the Kitchen Incubator in Houston, a leading national food business incubator pioneer.
    Definitely check it out on Kickstarter and at to sign up for the mailing list because beer is being given away right now at some awesome events!
    The facility is fully built out and the Kickstarter is currently funding a new larger brew system. Projected opening date is early March but there are plenty of tastings, dinners and parties in February.
  32. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Disciple (383) Feb 21, 2011 Texas
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    I saw that they are building an Alamo Draft house in vintage park. The banner says 2013
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  33. JohnBender

    JohnBender Zealot (566) Apr 20, 2012 Texas

    Apparently a month from valentines day.
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