It’s been a cold, long winter and most of us are looking forward to the change in seasons. As we welcome spring, we are also welcoming the warmer weather, shorts, flip flops, swimming pools and of course, spring beer! Houston is the ideal spot on the map for seasonal beers and if you’re excited about these special brews, then you’ll be even more excited to know that Houston boasts some of the best spring beer around! Check out these tops spots in and around Houston for Spring Beer.
7-Iron
11 Below Brewing Company
6820 Bourgeois Road
Houston, TX 77066
(281) 444-2337
www.11belowbrewing.com

Whether you’re completely new to craft or seasonal beer or are someone that needs more IBUs in their DIPA, 11 Below Brewing company is making beer especially for you. One of their specialties is the 7-Iron blonde session beer that’s big on flavor and extremely easy to drink. 7-Iron has a delicate malt profile with plenty of American hop flavor and aroma to make you crave another round and keep coming back for more. In addition to brewing and serving great tasting beer, this brewery is big on events as well. Every Thursday they host happy hour from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with Open House on Saturdays from noon until 3:00 p.m.

Saint Arnold Spring Bock
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
(713) 686-9494
www.saintarnold.com

Known as the oldest craft brewery in Texas, Saint Arnold Brewing Company sees craft and seasonal beer as a passion, rather than a job. One of their signature spring beers is the Saint Arnold Spring Bock. This award-winning bock takes eight weeks to ferment and age, but the result is a big, deeply flavored lager that has been purposely aged to create a smooth, malty taste with a hint of sweetness. A light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor and is the perfect beer for the new season. In addition to brewing this winning brew, Saint Arnold Brewing Company hosts fun events throughout the year, along with tours of the brewery.

Brewston
8th Wonder Brewery
2202 Dallas St.
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 229-0868
www.8thwonderbrew.com

Since 1965, 8th Wonder Brewery has been gracing the Houston area residents with their flavorful and fresh ales. By using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, each batch of craft beer undergoes strict flavor analysis and quality control at 8th Wonder Brewery. Their dedication to providing the best beer around extends into the seasonal and specialty beers brewed that are referred to as the “Imagin8ion Series.” Each spring beer is available for a limited time only and designed to make all of your craft beer dreams come true! With names like Brewston, Haterade and Free Kick, you’ll never have a reason to be bored spring beer at the 8th Wonder Brewery.

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Great White Buffalo
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company
5301 Nolda St.
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 750-9795
www.buffbrew.com

This brewery provides a new twist on the old craft of brewing awesome beer. The mission and goal of this establishment is to create beers that not only honor the pioneering history of beer and Texas but also celebrate the adventurous spirit of the great city of Houston. Tours of the brewery are available on Saturdays from noon until 3:00 p.m. with various events planned throughout the year. The Heritage Series is a group of seasonal beers, including spring beer such as the Great White Buffalo, that combines classical brewing techniques and rich flavors that you can tell belong in the heart of the city.

Boomstown Blonde
Spindle Tap Brewery
10622 Hirsch Road
Houston, TX 77016
(713) 325-1477
www.spindletapbrewery.com

Houston craft beer lovers are crazy about Spindle Tap Brewery, not only for the seasonal craft beer but also the atmosphere that screams Texas and especially Houston. Specially brewed spring beer like Boomtown Blonde, (a salute to Houston), Toolpusher Pale Ale, Hopper House Double, Honey Hole ESB, and Hop Options are not only cool names for the craft beer at the Spindle Tap Brewery but all hold special meaning for the Houston area and the state of Texas. A visit to this brewery will definitely be an experience to remember and one that will keep you coming back for more!

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Melissa Moreno is a freelance writer covering all things Houston. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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