Beer and Wine Guide 2016

The Greater Houston area boasts a number of breweries to visit. They range from the long-standing Saint Arnold Brewing Company near downtown Houston to the newly expanded Southern Star Brewing Co. in Conroe. Wine lovers can visit any of the six wineries about an hour west of Cy-Fair near Brenham and Montgomery as part of what is known as the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.

Wine tasting rooms

Black Bottle Wine Lounge
7955 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress

Brix Wine Cellars
110 Vintage Park Blvd., Houston

The Cheese Bar
9945 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 125, Cypress

Cork Cafe
27512 Hwy. 290., Ste. C, Cypress

Beer and Wine Guide 2016D’Vine Wine Bar
25202 Hwy. 290, Ste. 100, Cypress

Hidden Cellar
16518 House Hahl Road, Cypress

The Urban Vine
13215 Grant Road, Ste. 700, Cypress

Wine Styles
12361 Barker Cypress Road, Ste. 900, Cypress


8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St., Houston

11 Below Brewing
6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston

Back Pew Brewing
26452 Sorters McClellan Road, Porter

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
5301 Nolda St., Houston

Karbach Brewing Co.
2032 Karbach St., Houston

No Label Brewing Co.
5351 First St., Katy

Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave., Houston

Southern Star Brewing Co.
3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe


Bernhardt Winery
9043 CR 204, Plantersville

Cork This! Winery
21123 Eva St., Ste. 100, Montgomery

Messina Hof Winery & Resort
4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan

Peach Creek Vineyards
2029 Peach Creek Road, College Station

Pleasant Hill Winery
1441 Salem Road, Brenham

Saddlehorn Winery
958 FM 1948 N., Burton

Windy Winery
4232 Clover Road, Brenham

Beer and Wine Guide 2016Beer and Wine Festivals

Wine Fair Cy-Fair
May 21
Cypress Village Station, Cypress

The event, which was a sell-out in 2013 and 2014, features 30 wine tasting stations, craft beer tasting, culinary tasting stations with food provided by different Cypress restaurants and live music. Attendees can enjoy sparkling wines and champagne at the pre-event, All That Sparkles, presented by Aruba Tourism.
Tickets: $25

Wine & Food Week
June 6-11
Various locations, The Woodlands

Presented by Food & Vine Time Productions, Wine & Food Week features seven days of events throughout The Woodlands. This year’s event theme is “New York State of Mind” and features activities, such as Wine Walk at Market Street, Ladies of the Vine Tasting and Sips, Suds and Tacos. A full list of events can be found online.

Tickets: costs vary by event

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
Sept. 2-4
Moody Gardens, Galveston

Featuring more than 400 craft brews, the annual event features live music and two signature events: BrewLicious Brews and Foods Pairing and BrewHaHa Grand Tasting.
Tickets: $35 (grand tasting), $25 (tasting tour), $85 (premium lounge)

Untapped Houston
Sept. 12
Discovery Green, Houston

A craft beer and music festival, Untapped Houston features access to live music and a beer sampling card. More than 275 beers are served in 2-ounce sample cups throughout the day with bands performing on two stages in Discovery Green.
Tickets: costs TBA

By Kathleen Sison


Jersey Village officials have plans to relocate City Hall from its current location on Lakeview Drive to a planned mixed-use development south of Hwy. 290. However, a collection of residents have petitioned the city to keep the building where it is. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Jersey Village residents petition to stop City Hall relocation

City officials confirmed receiving of the petition and said it was being reviewed by the legal team. If the petition is certified, voters could be asked in November to decide whether City Hall should be kept where it is.

Tacarbon Authentic Mexican Grill is now open. (Courtesy Tacarbon Authentic Mexican Grill)
Tacarbon Authentic Mexican Grill now open in Cypress

The new eatery opened this week on Barker Cypress Road.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Desert Industries opened April 15. (Courtesy Desert Industries)
Deseret Industries thrift store now open on FM 1960 in Cy-Fair

The new store opened last week with clothing, home goods and more.

Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston region in 2017. (Vanessa Holt/Community Impact Newspaper)
How Harris County residents can prepare for hurricane season

After the most active hurricane season on record in 2020, Harris County officials said residents should be prepared for the upcoming season starting June 1.

More than 385,600 vaccine doses have been administered in the Cy-Fair area. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
22% of Cy-Fair residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19

As of April 19, about 385,600 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed to individuals across the 10 ZIP codes within Cy-Fair ISD’s boundaries, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo speaks at an April 19 press conference at a mass-vaccination site at NRG Park. (Screenshot courtesy Facebook Live).
Harris County accepting walk-ins for vaccine at NRG Park

As demand for vaccines has fallen, officials are looking for ways to make them more accessible.

Cy-Fair ISD's mask mandate is set to end June 7. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
End in sight for Cy-Fair ISD's mask mandate, future of virtual learning still uncertain

Superintendent Mark Henry released a statement about the future of the district's mask mandate and virtual learning option.

More COVID-19 cases were confirmed last week in Cy-Fair ISD. (Courtesy Cy-Fair ISD)
78 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Cy-Fair ISD schools April 12-18

The district saw about a 9% decrease in new cases confirmed over the previous week.

The project will add dual left-turn lanes at Cutten Road, Breton Ridge Street and the Willowbrook Mall entrances as well as lengthen all turning lanes on FM 1960 between Centerfield Drive and Cutten Road to provide additional space for vehicles. (Graphic by Ronald Winters/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction on Willowbrook-area FM 1960 improvement project delayed for third time

Construction on the project is now expected to begin in December 2021 and will take roughly 28 months to complete.