Women-owned and family-operated 4J Brewing Company is the product of a family passion that turned into a business. Siblings Jessica, Jackie, Joanna and Jennifer know good beer and how to brew it. Their father started brewing his own beer at home and the girls began to take interest, creating their own brews. The goal of 4J Brewing Company is summed up by their motto, “simple people = simple beer”. 4J aims to bring back the basics of brewing, making beers that are easy to drink, more flavor and with a higher alcohol content. One important piece of the 4J Brewing Company’s process is not to overpower their beers with hops, but instead emphasize the malty flavor. The four 4J brews include a pale ale, blond, amber and stout.
Located in the heart of Spring Branch, the 4J taproom reflects the aesthetic of the family’s ranch. The bar, chalkboard frames, tap handle backings and more are all repurposed from the old barns at the aptly named 4J Ranch. Open most Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. guests can enjoy $5 16 oz. beers or four 16 oz. beers, along with a pint glass. 4J also serves Texas wines in the taproom, priced like their beer. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs, games, snacks and outside food.