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.



Breweries


8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St., Houston
713-229-0868
k8thwonderbrew.com


11 Below Brewing
6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston
281-444-2337
www.11belowbrewing.com


Back Pew Brewing
26452 Sorters McClellan Road, Porter
281-608-7526
www.backpewbrewing.com


Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
5301 Nolda St., Houston
713-750-9795
www.buffalobayoubrewing.com


Karbach Brewing Co.
2032 Karbach St., Houston
713-680-2739
karbachbrewing.com Beer and Wine Guide 2016


No Label Brewing Co.
5351 First St., Katy
281-693-7545
nolabelbrew.com


Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave., Houston
713-686-9494
www.saintarnold.com


Southern Star Brewing Co.
3525 N. Frazier St., Conroe
936-441-2739
southernstarbrewing.com



Wineries


Bernhardt Winery
9043 CR 204, Plantersville
936-894-9829
www.bernhardtwinery.com


Cork This! Winery
21123 Eva St., Ste. 100, Montgomery
936-597-4030
corkthiswinery.com


Messina Hof Winery & Resort
4545 Old Reliance Road, Bryan
800-736-9463
www.messinahof.com


Peach Creek Vineyards
2029 Peach Creek Road, College Station
936-825-3669
peachcreekvineyards.com


Pleasant Hill Winery
1441 Salem Road, Brenham
979-830-8463
www.pleasanthillwinery.com


Saddlehorn Winery
958 FM 1948 N., Burton
979-289-3858
www.saddlehornwinery.com


Windy Winery
4232 Clover Road, Brenham
979-836-3252
www.windywinery.com



Wine tasting rooms


Cellar Twenty Four
6700 Woodlands Parkway, Ste. 210, The Woodlands
281-419-9966
www.cellar-24.com


Crescent Moon Wine Bar and Restaurant
440 Rayford Road, Ste. 115A, Spring
281-364-9463
www.crescentmoonwinebar.com


Crisp
2520 Research Forest Drive The Woodlands
832-562-2520
crispwoodlands.com


Cru Food and Wine Bar
9595 Six Pines Drive, Ste. 650 The Woodlands
281-465-9463
www.cruawinebar.com


Crush Wine Lounge
20 Waterway Ave., Ste. 200 The Woodlands
281-362-7874
www.thecrushbar.com


Genuwine Tasting Room
6503 FM 1488, Ste. 401, Magnolia
832-934-2675
www.mygenuwine.com


Vidavino Wine Bar
469 FM 1488, Ste. 106, The Woodlands
936-224-6900
www.vidavino1488.com


Wild Stallion Vineyards
5969 W. Rayford Road, Spring
281-803-9463
wildstallionvineyards.com



Beer and Wine Festivals


The Woodlands Craft Beer and Music Festival
June 17-19
Town Green Park, The Woodlands
www.woodlandscraftbeerfestival.com
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
www.wineandfoodweek.com
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
www.untapped-festival.com
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
www.brewmastersbeerfest.com
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
Freelancer