Paradigm Brewery owners Josh and Kendra Schwaiger modeled the name and business after the definition of “paradigm,” Josh said.

“The main reason we opened this business is because we wanted to have our own stamp in the community and do what we think is right,” Josh said. “The name ‘Paradigm’ comes from setting a standard, and we wanted to show what we think the standard is.”

The Schwaigers opened Paradigm Brewery, located within the Tomball Business & Technology Park, in December 2021 with partners Chris Juergen and Craig Windholz. Since opening, the business has donated approximately $25,000 to charities and local nonprofits in the area.

“About every day of the week, we are donating something to someone,” Josh said. “That’s the most rewarding thing.”

The donations often come from Paradigm matching funds or donating a portion of the proceeds on certain food or beverage items at its full-service restaurant. The most popular items on the menu include The Crown Pretzel, Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich and pulled pork tacos, Josh said.

“We aren’t fast food,” he said. “Nothing is preprepared. Our food is always fresh, and we have a pretty diverse menu. You aren’t going to come into our brewery and get a bag of peanuts.”

The menu features mahi mahi tacos, a candied-bacon blue cheese burger, salads, loaded fries and pizza as well.

Paradigm also features 13 beers on tap, which Josh said are made in house.

Paradigm Brewery celebrated its one-year anniversary in December.

“We have a lot of people who haven’t been here,” he said. “We hear a lot of, ‘We didn’t know that y’all had a restaurant’ or ‘We didn’t know y’all were in Tomball.’ So we hope people will come here and be ready to mingle. We encourage people to come out and make new friends.”

3 Perfect Pairs
  • Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich ($16) is a crispy chicken breast topped with coleslaw and pickles. It is served with fries or tots. Suggested pairing: Precision IPA
  • The Crown Pretzel ($11.25) is served hot with homemade beer cheese and stone-ground mustard. Suggested pairing: Unforgotten Blonde
  • Pulled pork tacos ($14.50) are topped with pico, cilantro, cheese, BBQ sauce and cilantro mayo. Suggested pairing: Professor Pils
Paradigm Brewery
  • 2130 S. Persimmon Lane, Tomball
  • 346-336-6585
  • Hours: Mon.-Tue. 4-9 p.m., Wed.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.