Houston family brewery wins reader survey

Spindletap Brewery

Photo: Spindletap Brewery

Editor’s Note: The results below are taken from a reader survey and are not an official award or recommendation from the Houston Chronicle.

Houston’s brewing scene has grown exponentially since the founding of the first craft brewery in the city in the mid-1990s. There are now over 50 breweries to choose from, boasting a range of styles and offering stellar entertainment throughout. their neighborhoods.

In June, we asked Chronicle readers what is their favorite brewery in the Houston area. Here is what you said.

Interactive map: Here is your guide to the more than 50 breweries in the Houston area.

Spindletap Brewery took the first place. Founded in 2015, the North Houston brewery is known for its Boomtown Blonde and Houston Haze IPAs. The games room is very family-friendly: in 2020, the team opened SpindlePark, an outdoor playground that includes putt-putt, disc golf, volleyball, basketball, kickball, and baseball fields. , football and lacrosse.

In second position is Saloon Door Brewery in Webster, a Bay Area staple since 2016. They make a range of beers, including IPAs, cream beers, honey lagers, and peanut butter and chocolate milk stouts. The brewery organizes quiz evenings every Wednesday.

Eureka Heights Brew Co., which opened in the Heights in 2016, comes in third place. Their colorful cans line the shelves of craft beers at HEB and other major grocery stores, including their classic Mini Boss IPA. The brewery makes seasonal beers and very limited releases, like Moo Caliente, a spicy cinnamon and cayenne pepper milk stout that’s only available in January. Eureka Heights is also known for its many taproom events, such as themed quiz nights.

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You’ve certainly heard of the fourth-ranked brewery: Saint-Arnold Brewery is Texas’ oldest craft brewery, founded in 1994. Many Saint Arnold beers, such as Art Car and Lawnmower, have become iconic among Houstonians. The brewery has recently resumed its facility tours, and the beer garden and restaurant has great food, big screen games, and a great view of downtown Houston.

To finish, Wicked Boxer Brewing placed fifth. Located in Cypress and founded in 2015, the brewery offers a concise list of beers ranging from its Buckle Pants Golden Strong Ale to a Rebel Stout. Wicked Boxer is named after the owners’ two boxer dogs.

See the rest of the results of our reader survey.





  • Emma balter

    Emma Balter is an entertainment reporter for the Houston Chronicle.

    She mainly writes about food and drink, but loves to follow a good story wherever it takes. Prior to joining The Chronicle in March 2020, Balter worked for Wine Spectator magazine for six years as a writer, editor and tasting coordinator. She has also contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Eater, PureWow, Chowound and VinePair, among others.

    Balter grew up in Paris, France, where she tasted good food and good wine early on. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University in the UK and was the lifestyle editor for the student newspaper. She lives in Montrose with her cat Chenin.

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