From the last counter, about 60 breweries operate in the larger Houston area. Even the most spicy beers
geeks enthusiasts can find each one a tough task, but those who do the effort will find lots of tasty rewards.
In 2019, the roster will continue to grow as Houston rides the nationwide craft beer wave. Even as we roll into April, the Megaton Brewery in Kingwood has had a soft opening and Fortress Brewing in the spring, opened to the public. While the new arrivals will have a few weeks to get their sea legs, then a quick look at three Houston breweries that have opened the last few months. With the terrace season over us, they are ready to serve some of the city's freshest suds.
True Anomaly Brewing Company
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The name True Anomaly, a key to space production, reflects the founders' scientific roots Michael Duckworth, Tom Ahlstrom, Ben Stahl and David Lantz; It is also the best acronym in Texas brewing. The partners, all past or present NASA employees, have been home brewing for over a decade. In contrast to the complexity of rocket research, True Anomaly strives for simplicity. "We're not trying to include ingredients in beer that doesn't have to be there," says Ahlstrom CultureMap.
Their brewing program is expected to provide a creative twist on styles that are already popular in the city. The brewery's original tapestry consists of a Grisette (resembling a light-bound saison), IPA house, New England IPA, dry-jump Saison and a fertile Berliner Weisse. In the coming months, the brewery is expected to host an ambitious selection of styles unique to Houston's brewing landscape (so far).
"We are actively working to develop our sour and wild beer in our barrel room" Ahlstrom says "We bought two feeds from American Feed Crafters and already have some grafted beers that go in them. We must also fill our first acid barrels Next week, building this barrel space will take years, so within the next [couple of] years, we will have a great listing of sour beer for mixing, fruiting, bottling and out on the market. "
2012 Dallas St. ; Wednesday-Friday 4-10 pm Saturday kl. 22.00 and Sunday at. 19.00
Astral Brewing  Newcomer Astral Brewing debuted in early March in his newly minted facility located in the Independence Heights neighborhood. The distance-based brewery, hell of operations manager José Ceja and main jokes Alex McDonald, hopes to push the boundaries of the local beer scene and help Houston place on the map as a craft for beer.
"The beer scene in Houston is much better, but it still tracks the big beer mugs in the US in terms of the number of breweries and beer quality," says Ceja. "As Houston will soon be the third largest city in America, it seemed the right place to open a brewery and we felt we could offer something."
Astral's opening line includes traditional styles such as English Golden Ale, gates, West Coast IPA, and the state-of-the-art New England IPA. In short order, Astral will begin a barrel aging stout program and eventually parlay into mixed fermentation. To assist in their future wild ale / sour program, Astral has tapped Garrett Crowell, former chief jetty of Jester King, to hear.
"Hopefully, Alex's background in microbiology and our work with Garrett will make it possible," says Ceja. "We would like to take things slowly and feel that we have mastered the production and repeatability of pure beer before we introduce" bugs "in the brewery."
4816 N Shepherd Dr. Ste A; Thursday-Saturday, at. 4-10 and Sunday noon to kl. 20.00
Walking Stick Brewing Company
Tucked away behind the Wakefield drive in the Garden Oaks neighborhood is the Walking Stick Brewery. Located just across the street from Great Heights Brewing, owner and main pier hopes Andy Dunn, a Colorado transplant and keen walkers, bring a fresh mountain-inspired feel to the neighborhood.
Two years ago, Dunn changed his career from corporate consulting to brewing full time in Houston. "I love the mix of challenges a brewer presents," says Dunn. "It's a healthy balance between intellectual and physical demands. It allows us to build something beautiful and very personal."
And beautiful is it. Dunn and his wife Angie have transformed the former vacant space into a family-friendly beer garden fresh with smart industrial surfaces, AstroTurf patches and oversized, comfortable, striped sun loungers. Currently, Walking Stick's beer is served from a vintage trailer until the design of their salon ends later this month.
"I aim to brew a spectrum of beer formats that present a wide range of flavors and colors," Dunn says. "I lean against British ales as a foundation, but I would like the opportunity of all preferences." To this point, the Walking Stick currently offers a wide variety of beers on tap, including an ESB, pale ale, saison and brown gates.
956 Judiway St .; Friday at. 4-8, Saturday and Sunday at. 20.00
Ralph Palmer is a local beer blogger and co-host of beer, blood and Bayou podcast. Follow him on Instagram on eyefearnobeer.