Beer and Wine Guide 2016

Conroe | Montgomery

Conroe | Montgomery

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

Beer and Wine Festivals

Montgomery Wine and Music Fest
Sept. 17 • Historic Downtown Montgomery
Craft beer and wine from Texas wineries and breweries are available at the annual festival. The event features live music and family-friendly entertainment options.
Tickets: Free (admission), $30 (wine package), $5 (wristband to purchase beer tickets)

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

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)

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


8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St., Houston

11 Below Brewing
6820 Bourgeois Road, Houston

B-52 Brewing Co.
12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe

Back Pew Brewing
26452 Sorters McClellan Road, Porter

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.
5301 Nolda St., Houston

Copperhead Brewery
822 N. Frazier St., Conroe

Cycler’s Brewing
12684 FM 149, Montgomery

Karbach Brewing Co.
2032 Karbach St., Houston

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

Cozy Grape Wine Bar & Bistro
14340 Liberty St., Montgomery

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

The Ranchers Daughter
14387 Liberty St., Montgomery

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

Wild Stallion Vineyards
5969 W. Rayford Road, Spring


Conroe ISD Superintendent Curtis Null and William Kelly, the district's hire to be principal of the new virtual school, discuss plans for virtual schooling during an April 22 update. (Screenshot vis YouTube)
Conroe ISD lays out plans for virtual schooling moving forward

An initial plan is in place for a virtual schooling option going into the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

On April 22, Conroe City Council voted to defer approving the lease to allow council members extra time to obtain more information. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
JUST IN: Conroe defers vote on project involving water bottling company that could pump 1.95 million gallons of county's groundwater daily

Project Hydrate involves a "nationally-known" water bottling company. The long-term consequences on the region's water supply are unclear.

The project is being conducted in cooperation between the city of Conroe and the Texas Department of Transportation. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Public feedback wanted for $120 million Old Conroe Road project

The average daily traffic on Old Conroe Road in 2025 is expected to be 8,417 vehicles per day—a 16% increase from 2020.

The CISD board of trustees met April 20 and discussed the naming process for new campuses. (Screenshot via YouTube)
Conroe ISD begins naming process for new campuses

Submissions for names will be accepted through May 14.

As part of President Joe Biden’s plan to reopen schools safely nationwide, the department’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option is being expanded beyond the summertime. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
USDA extends free school meals provision through 2021-22 school year

Schools nationwide will be able to serve nutritious meals to all students free of charge regardless of eligibility through June 30, 2022, officials announced.

Appointments for a coronavirus vaccine are not needed at Woodforest Bank Stadium. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Appointments no longer required at The Woodlands-area vaccination hub

Everybody age 16 and up is eligible for a vaccine at the hub.

Montgomery City Council convened for a regular session April 13. (Screenshot via Montgomery City Council video)
Montgomery City Council revokes Summit Business Park's permit fee exemptions, citing need for 'level playing field'

The business park is the only developer that has been granted such a permit plan review fee exemption from the city.

The three individuals were indicted on a charge of theft/engaging in organizing in criminal activity. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
6-month investigation into Willis ISD food pantry thefts concludes with indictment of 3 individuals

Employees are accused of stocking the pantry shelves and then selling the excess items, likely at flea markets.