Sometimes, there’s nothing like a cold beer.
The long work week finally gives way to rest and relaxation, and the bubbly reprieve of a stellar craft beer brings the weekend to your doorstep – even if it may only be Tuesday.
Houston is home to some of the best and brightest breweries around, and it makes for the perfect outing for friends, family, teammates, and coworkers.
We’re here to give you the lowdown on all the spots you cannot afford to miss on this season’s booze cruise!
No Label Brewing
A local favorite since 2010, this brewery is a family-owned craft brewery that touts a creative selection of ales and lagers. Check out Squeeze & Twist for a citrusy punch or order a pint of the 1980 Kolsch for something a little milder on the palette. Kids and dogs are welcome, too, so bring the whole family for a fun day in Katy.
Southern Star Brewing Co.
This local brewery is most notable for its regular competitions featuring the nation’s best home brewers. Check to see what’s on tap from recent winners, like the seasonal Mexican-style lager or the Buried Hatchet stout with its smoky toffee, coffee, and chocolate blend. Besides, with free tours and tastings, what’s not to love?
Karbach Brewing Co.
The love child of CR Goodman Distribution Company, this brewery was founded by the greats who also created household names like Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head. Here, the informal guided tours feel more like an afternoon spent with friends, with none of the pageantry and pomp and circumstance that typically accompanies tours of this nature. Don’t miss the unique Cherry Limeade and Blood Orange brews for something refreshingly different from the usual blends most popularly offered.
Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
Perhaps the most popular because it is the oldest, this craft brewery found home in a century-old warehouse where it now proudly boasts a full line of custom craft beers and a festive Biergarten. The tropical flavors of the Daydream American saison are reason enough to stop by, but the Fancy Lawnmower is the perfect German-style Kolsch with its crisp and sweet flavors.
Buffalo Bayou Brewery
Enjoy a weekend picnic under twinkling lights on the outdoor patio at Buffalo Bayou Brewery while sipping their flagship brew, the 1836, in honor of Houston’s birthday. Many of their brews boast unforgettable names like More Cowbell, a blend of both grassy and floral notes, and Wake ‘N Bake, which is sure to satisfy any serious coffee enthusiast. food trucks offer sustenance while pub games will keep the whole crew entertained long after the tastings are over.
This brewery offers more than just beer barrels, although they are undoubtedly impressive. Plan to stay for a while and indulge in sample offerings while enjoying entertainment from the multi-seat tap room with its 15 flat screen televisions. Favorites include Honey Hole, their aptly-named honey ale, and Houston Haze, a 7% IPA. If you’re really feeling adventurous, check out the 11% Russian imperial stout called Aceite Crudo.
Budweiser Tasting Room
Everyone knows about the Budweiser Clydesdales, but did you know that there is an actual Budweiser Brewery Experience? That’s right. Anheuser Busch and Budweiser have set the bar high. There’s no need to look any further than your local Anheuser Busch Houston Brewery. When it comes to an immersive experience of all things hops-related, the brewery’s Tasting Room offers its own unique flair, with a bar constructed of beer bottles, and guided tours that take you deep within the inner workings of America’s favorite brand. We promise it will be an experience like none other.
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We are ready to make your brewery tour one that you’ll always remember.
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