There’s a new craft brewery to join the ever-popular St. Arnold’s, Karbach, and Buffalo Bayou craft breweries, and it’s located right here in the Heights. The Eureka Heights Brew Co. opened its doors for tours in mid-August, and was rewarded with an immediate rush of visitors, over 500 on the first day alone. The grand opening was kept fairly quiet, and the six friends who founded the brewery were expecting only 100-200 people on the first day.
While waiting their turn for a tour, guests passed the time sitting around long wooden tables playing board games, shooting baskets, playing ladder golf, tossing beanbags at a corn hole board, and even attempting to rope a dummy steer. Food trucks were parked outside to keep visitors stationary and happy.
Eureka Heights serves beers that are lower alcohol content than many craft brews, making it easy to sip the day away without suffering major consequences the next morning. Their signature beers available all year round include a cream ale called Buckle Bunny, British-style Wicked Awesome ESB, a unique German Kolsch-style citrusy brew called Mostly Harmless, Space Train IPA, and perhaps their signature beer, a spicy milk stout with cayenne and cinnamon called Moo Caliente. All of their signature brews clock in between 4.2-6% ABV. For comparison purposes, many microbrews are ten percent alcohol or more, making it difficult to have more than one or two.
The taproom is open and tours are given Friday from 4:00-8:00 and Saturday from 12:00-8:00. Entry is free, and you can choose to get beers by the pint, taster, or flight. With so many games and activities to keep guests entertained, it’s an easy place to wile away the afternoon. Feel free to bring your own food, or purchase some at one of the food trucks that is always parked outside during taproom hours. For now, you’ll need to leave your dog at home, but that will hopefully be changing once the patio is completed.
Once you’ve sampled a few beers and chosen your favorite, don’t forget to take home a growler! Bottles are occasionally available too. At this time, you can’t buy Eureka Heights beers at grocery or liquor stores, but it is becoming more and more widely available on tap at restaurants and bars around town. Eureka Heights Brew Co. is located at 941 W. 18th Street.
For more information, please visit: http://www.eurekaheights.com/beer/