GUIDE: 19 breweries to explore in the Greater Houston area

Baileson Brewing Co. features beers that include Parliament American Pale Ale, Honey Nugget, Masinghorn IPA and Modern Mou2019tralaxy.

Baileson Brewing Co. features beers that include Parliament American Pale Ale, Honey Nugget, Masinghorn IPA and Modern Mou2019tralaxy.

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Vallensons Brewing Company
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Holler Brewing Company
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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
713-678-0776
www.4jbrewingcompany.com

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
281-444-2337
www.11belowbrewing.com

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
832-516-9828
www.facebook.com/bailesonbrewing

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
281-993-8658
www.bakfishbrewing.com

4. Braman Winery & Brewery


Specialties: Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Lagers, Wines
Notable beers: Running Walker Pale Ale
Price range: $5-$15
3421 FM 359, Richmond
281-762-1375
www.bramanbrands.com

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
713-750-9795
www.buffbrew.com

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
832-377-0237
www.cityacrebrewing.com

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
832-953-4677
www.eurekaheights.com

8. Fulbrook Ale Works


Specialties: Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Lagers
Notable beers: Frag Out
Price range: $15 for 3 beers
1125 FM 359, Richmond
832-974-0620
www.fulbrookaleworks.com

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
281-220-6900
www.greatheightsbrewing.com

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
832-781-0555
www.hollerbeer.com

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
832-412-2142
www.ingeniousbeer.com

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
713-680-8886
www.karbachbrewing.com

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
281-693-7545
www.nolabelbrew.com

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
832-742-5503
www.platypusbrewing.com

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
346-352-3190
www.sigmabrewingcompany.com

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
832-895-9000
www.txleaguer.com

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
832-834-7151
www.townincitybrewing.com

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
281-974-1473
www.undertheradarbrewery.com

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
281-617-7537
www.vallensons.com
By 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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