GUIDE: 19 breweries to explore in the Greater Houston area


Texas is a hub for breweries, and the Greater Houston area is home to a growing list of craft brewers. Find new favorites in this noncomprehensive local brewery guide.

1. 4J Brewing Company

Specialties: Ales
Notable beers: Blonde, Amber, Pale Ale, Stout
Price range: $5
348 Cedar Post Lane, Houston

2. 11 Below Brewing

Specialties: India pale ales
Notable beers: Hipster Sauce IPA, Negative Space Milk Stout
Happy hour: Thu.-Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Price range: $10-$15
6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston

3. Baileson Brewing Co.

Specialties: Ales
Notable beers: Parliament American Pale Ale, Honey Nugget, Masinghorn IPA, Modern Mo’tralaxy, Structural Stout, Stone Temple Porter
Price range: $3.50-$6
2322 Bissonnet St., Houston

Bakfish Brewing Company

Specialties: Ales, Lagers, IPAs, Stouts
Notable beers: All Y’all, Defying Gravity, I Tell You Wit, Cheap Sunglasses
Happy hour: Mon.-Thu. 3-5 p.m.
Price range: $4-$7
1231 E. Broadway St., Pearland

4. Braman Winery & Brewery

Specialties: Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Lagers, Wines
Notable beers: Running Walker Pale Ale
Price range: $5-$15
3421 FM 359, Richmond

5. Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.

Specialties: IPAs, Adjunct brews
Notable beers: Crush City IPA, More Cowbell Double IPA,
Happy hour: Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. noon-3 p.m.
Price range: $2-$10
5301 Nolda St., Houston

6. City Acre Brewing

Specialties: German-style beers, Ales
Notable beers: Hitchcock Blonde, Skull Creek Kolsch
Happy hour: Mon., Wed., Fri. 4-7 p.m., Thu. all day
Price range: $3.75-$5.50
3418 Topping St., Houston

7. Eureka Heights Brew Co

Specialties: Ales, IPAs, Stouts
Notable beers: Buckle Bunny, Mini Boss, Moo Caliente
Price range: $5-$10
941 W. 18th St., Houston

8. Fulbrook Ale Works

Specialties: Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Lagers
Notable beers: Frag Out
Price range: $15 for 3 beers
1125 FM 359, Richmond

9. Great Heights Brewing Company

Specialties: IPAs
Notable beers: Fruity Pellets, Lager-ish Kolsch
Happy hour: Fri. 3-7 p.m.
Price range: $5-$6
938 Wakefield Drive, Houston

10. Holler Brewing Company

Specialties: constantly rotating selection
Notable beers: Dollar Pils Y’all, ESB
Price range: $3-$15
2206 Edwards St., Ste. A, Houston

11. Ingenious Brewing Company

Specialties: rotating selection, beer made to ice cream consistency
Notable beers: Froyo Milkshake-style IPA, Super Smarty Fruit Series
Price range: $4-$8
1986 S. Houston Ave., Humble

12. Karbach Brewing Co.

Specialties: Ales, IPAs
Notable beers: Hopadillo, KR&D, Barrel age series
Happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 3-6 p.m.
Price range: $5-$8
2032 Karbach St., Houston

13. No Label Brewing Co.

Specialties: Ales
Notable beers: El Hefe Hefeweizen, 1980 Kolsch, Squeeze & Twist IPA, Ridgeback Amber
Price range: $4-$6
5351 First St., Katy

14. Platypus Brewing

Specialties: Ales, IPAs, Sours
Notable beers: Bobby Dazzler, The Ranga
Happy hour: Fri. 4-7 p.m.
Price range: $5-$5.50
1902 Washington Ave.,
Ste. E, Houston

15. Sigma Brewing Company

Specialties: Ales, IPAs, Sour Fruit beers
Notable beers:  Medina Sod, Intermezzo
Price range: $5-$7
3118 Harrisburg Blvd., Ste. 108, Houston

16. Texas Leaguer Brewing Company

Specialties: Blonde Ale, Belgian Ale, Bock Lager, IPA
Notable beers: Knuckle Bock, 2 Hopper, Airmail Blonde, 6-4-3
Price range: $4-$5
13503 Pike Road, Ste. 100, Missouri City

17. Town in City Brewing Company

Specialties: classic styles of beer
Notable beers: Chipped Tooth, Uncommon Cowboy, Texas Lager
Happy hour: Wed.-Fri.: 3-6 p.m., Sun.: All day
Price range: $3-$6
1125 W. Cavalcade St., Houston

18. Under the Radar Brewery

Specialties: Bocks, IPAs
Notable beers: Raspberry Love, Midtown Bock
Happy hour: Wed. 4-10 p.m., Fri. 4-7 p.m.
Price range: $5-$10
1506 Truxillo St., Houston

19. Vallensons Brewing Company

Specialties: Ales, Wheats, Ambers, IPAs, Stouts, Porters
Notable beers: New England IPA, West Coast IPA, DIPA, Imperial Amber, Oatmeal Stout, Mexican Pale Ale
Price range: $5-$7
4081 Rice Drier Road, Pearland

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  1. Missed a few Holler Craft brew near Washington Ave and St. Arnolds as well off the top of my head.

Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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