Finally! I’ve been visiting breweries in Houston since 2012 when it was essentially just Saint Arnold. And don’t get me wrong. Saint Arnold is awesome. But I learned about Buffalo Bayou years back and drove past their brewery which was only open on weekends and me being a business traveler I was never in Houston on the weekends. So, i was thrilled when I learned that Buffalo Bayou Brewing Company had a new brewery and taproom in Houston! This facility is new, without being officially opened yet, but I stopped in tonight ant the burger was delicious and the beers delightful. More Cowbell double IPA was wonderful with dinner and Pecan Pie scotch ale was a delightful after dinner drink. Great place. Great food. Great Beers!
I stopped in at Salty Nut Brewery in Huntsville, Alabama. Clearly the busted nut brown ale was the one I tried. Pretty tasty. Light and easy to drink. Another bad picture.
Of the beers I tried at Innerspace Brewing Company in Huntsville, Alabama I enjoyed the Blueberry Milkshake the most. The beer is flavorful and fruity. Rich and delicious.
I stopped in at Green Bus Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama. The Hazel Bus Brown seemed like the perfect beer to try. Very nice beer. Light. Easy to drink. Good flavor.
I stopped in at Below the Radar Brewing for dinner and a beer. Their fish and chips were delicious. I substituted onion rings for chips. The coating was crispy and thick and heavy. The three dipping sauces flavorful. The Raspberry Lemonade Sour was a good accompaniment.
I stopped in at Mad Malts Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama. The Espresso Porter and Vanilla Porter are absolutely delicious. I’d come back for these. Mad Malts is a simple, unassuming place, but these beers are amazing. Glad I stopped in!
I stopped in at Yellowhammer Brewing in Huntsville, Alabama. The bartender suggested T-Minus Tangerine Kolsch. I have to admit I rarely see “flavored” Kolsch styles so I gave it a try. Not disappointed at all! Delicious beer. Smooth. Great beer taste from the Kolsch style. Enough tangerine flavor to taste it but not overpower it. Wonderful!
I stopped in at Straight To Ale in Huntsville, Alabama for lunch and tried their beers as well. Their chicken Caesar salad was delicious. Of their beers, the one that I enjoyed the most and was most unique to me was Plum Diggity which is a Belgian with plum flavor. The bartender recommended it and she was right!
Let’s get real, I stopped in at Zydeco Brew Werks, in Tampa, Florida and did not review the picture I took of my beer until later and sadly it’s blurry. But maybe a blurry picture is better than no picture at all. So, the bartender helped me with a dinner order turning the buffalo shrimp po boy into a salad which was delicious and he allowed me to taste a few beers and I decided rather than get an IPA with flavor fighting the buffalo I’d go with the pilsner – love the name – All I Wanted Was A Pilsner – to complement the spicy food. Perfect dinner.
I stopped in at Late Start Brewing in Tampa, Florida after a long day of travel. The bartender kindly pointed me to Tasty, Tasty, Yum, Yums a raspberry chocolate Berliner Weisse. I’ve never had a Berliner Weisse with and chocolate flavor. I wasn’t sure about this but frankly it works. It’s crisp, refreshing, and like a little tart/sweet treat. Delicious!