Beer and Wine Guide

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 The Woodlands area near Brenham and Montgomery as part of what is known as the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail.


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
713-680-2739 Beer and Wine Guide 2016

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

Wine tasting rooms

Cellar Twenty Four
6700 Woodlands Parkway, Ste. 210, The Woodlands

Crescent Moon Wine Bar and Restaurant
440 Rayford Road, Ste. 115A, Spring

2520 Research Forest Drive The Woodlands

Cru Food and Wine Bar
9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 650 The Woodlands

Crush Wine Lounge
20 Waterway Ave., Ste. 200 The Woodlands

Genuwine Tasting Room
6503 FM 1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia

Vidavino Wine Bar
469 FM 1488, Ste. 106, The Woodlands

Wild Stallion Vineyards
5969 W. Rayford Road, Spring

Beer and Wine Festivals

The Woodlands Craft Beer and Music Festival
June 17-19
Town Green Park, The Woodlands
The second annual festival features three days of live music, craft beer from numerous breweries and food from across Texas. Each day features a special theme, including “Flashback Friday,” “Home-brewed Houston” and “Pure Texas…Pure Country.” Beer samples from more than 30 brewers from across the country are available.
Tickets: $29-$49 (early bird)

Wine and Food Week
June 6-11
Various locations, The Woodlands
Presented by Food & Vine Time Productions, Wine and Food Week features seven days of events throughout The Woodlands. This year’s event theme is “New York State of Mind” and features events, 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

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

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)

Beer and Wine Guide 2016

By Kathleen Sison


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