A Beer Lover's Guide To Houston, Texas

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Photo of Mira Milla
24 November 2016

From breweries to spots with a great variety of beer, Houston has some serious options to choose from when it comes to this beloved beverage. We curated a list that all beer lover’s would appreciate, so if you love beer, look no further!

The Hay Merchant

Once you walk into The Hay Merchant, you will immediately see that they take beer very seriously. With 80 different taps (75 of them drafts) beer lovers all around will gaze (and drink) in awe. They also have more than 200 kegs in their cellar! They also have food; we recommend the peanut butter and jelly wings. Pair those with a great draft, and you might just make this place your regular spot.

Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Saint Arnold Brewery is Texas’ oldest craft brewery. With 10 different craft beers, from IPAs to Amber Ales, if you love beer, you will love this place. Come by for a tour and learn about how they make their beers. Any Houstonian would be proud to give this place a visit. History and great beer! What more can you ask for? Oh, food? Yeah, they got that too.

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Buffalo Bayou Brewery

Located near the Heights, Buffalo Bayou Brewery prides themselves on offering unique beer to all Houstonians. They offer tours for the public and, of course, beer is served for tastings. Taste the ‘1836,’ a beer they proudly named after the year Houston was founded.

8th Wonder Brewery

The 8th Wonder Brewery was named after the Houston Astrodome, which was dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Since the brewery crafts their beer in a dome-like warehouse, it only makes sense! They pride themselves on their fresh and tasty beer, try their Vietnamese Coffee Porter or their IPA (Hopston). The brewery is so close to all the sports stadiums, they encourage all sports (and beer) fans to stop by before or after the game. Even if you aren’t going to a game, 8th Wonder is definitely a place for a beer fanatic.

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Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Flying Saucer has such a huge variety of beers, you might have a difficult time deciding which one to drink. Lucky for you, since there are so many, you will definitely find something you like. From Texas beers like Saint Arnold to bottled beers from Colorado, you will be coming back for more.

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