Quench your thirst at one of these home-grown breweries
Over the past few years, the craft beer industry has boomed in Houston, making it a beer-lover’s paradise. And now it's easier than ever to experience all of the one-of-a-kind blends in Houston with the Houston Brew Pass. Purchase your 1-Day, 3-Day, 90-Day or Conroe Brew Pass to get started on your tasting journey or read on to learn more about what makes the hops scene in Houston so cool.
Saint Arnold Brewing Co.
It seems right to start with Texas’ oldest craft brewery. Since the first keg was shipped in 1994, Saint Arnold Brewing Co. has become one of the most-popular breweries in Houston, brewing some of the best beer sold in Texas and Louisiana. Lawnmower, a German-style Kölsch, is Saint Arnold’s most popular of 12 year- round beers, while seven seasonal beers and a few exclusives create a well-rounded lineup. The brewery itself is open from Monday through Saturday with varying hours and menus. And while it is included in the Brew Pass, Saturday admittance is $10, and includes a souvenir glass and four 8 oz. samples.
Eureka Heights Brewing Co.
Eureka Heights Brewing Co. beers are unique and strive to be approachable. With lower ABV%, you can enjoy more without needing someone to cart you off the property. Their seasonal stouts are delicious, and the rotation of food trucks is on point. Bring your friends by to experience cornhole, foosball and most importantly, whichever brews are in season.
8th Wonder Brewery
Not included in the Brew Pass, but still worth a visit is 8th Wonder Brewery. Named after the “Eight Wonder of the World,” the Astrodome, 8th Wonder is a champion for Houston sports, music and beer. Located in EaDo, 8th offers five year-round beers, four seasonal beers and many limited releases. The brewery also showcases local bands, an Eatsie Boys food truck and many annual events. $15 gets you three beer tokens and a souvenir pint glass, while $12 gets you three beer tokens and a 12 oz. plastic cup and $5 gets you one beer token. If you bring back your 8th Wonder glass, you can purchase the $12 or $5 option and use your 16 oz. glass.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
What name represents the Bayou City than Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co.? With five year-round beers like the 1836 copper ale, you are sure to get many new flavors and experiences with this brewery. Buffalo Bayou also brews a near-endless line of seasonal beers. While the majority of people will experience their beer at a bar or other establishment, the Buffalo Bayou brewery open every Saturday from Noon to 3:00 pm for brewery tours. Tickets are available online.
City Acre Brewing
Situated on an acre of land, City Acre Brewing is famous for its hops, but it’s also the place to be when the weather is nice. In fact, they have an extensive garden onsite with almost 60 permanent fruiting plants they use every bit of, even in the beers! We recommend the Hitchcock if you like blonde beers or the Bayouwolf if you’re into IPAs.