St. Arnold Brewery- Houston, Texas

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More Texas Stuff to Celebrate Texas Independence Day!  Houston, Texas is the proud home of the oldest Texas Craft Brewery!  St. Arnold Brewing Company is located on 2000 Lyons, Ave, Houston, Texas 77020.

This past weekend the hubs and I made an overnight trip to Houston to visit St. Arnold’s Brewing Company and to attend a book signing featuring Dr. Zahi Hawass at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

We had an absolutely wonderful time.  We have only been on about 3-4 brewery tours, but this one was definitely my favorite so far.  It was family friendly, had a large tasting/seating area, and was a great deal at only $10 a person!  The beer was DELICIOUS!

When we walked into the tasting area I couldn’t believe all the people I saw!  The tasting room is a GIANT open room with long wooden tables and German style seating.  Some folks even brought in their own lawn chairs and blankets to make their own areas.  Guest also brought in board games, birthday cakes, and had set up picnics!  What a great idea!

The brewery is named after a real man.  He was as you may have guessed a brewer himself!  Check out the Story of Saint Arnold and his legends!

It felt like a big indoor festival!

The tour itself was also delightful!  You can bring your brew in and enjoy a 30 minute tour of the fully functioning brewing areas.  Our tour guide was a real hoot!  I love when tour guides are passionate about their company!  The guide will answer all and any questions you may have!  My hubby is the beer expert between the two of us, but I did learn a lot while we were there!

To demonstrate the differences in the quality of yeast and it’s effects on beer, the tour guide recommended trying a side by side with Weedwacker and Lawn Mower.  The only difference in these two beers was the type of yeast that was used.  Pretty cool!

Here’s the basic tourist info you need:

Parking was free and ample.

The brewery tasting room and register are on the 2nd floor.  So don’t be alarmed if you walk in and find no one around.  Go up the stairs to the 2nd floor and you will see the hostess stand.  They will check your I.D. and then you pay for the tour.

You may bring your children if you need to.

It is on the 2nd floor of a building, but there is an elevator.

Don’t drink, or can’t drink?  No worries St. Arnold brews delicious Root Beer!  Great option for children and/or pregnant gals!

The tour costs only $10 a person and includes 4 drink tokens and a souvenir glass!  What a deal!!!

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TOURS:

Monday-Friday:

Open: 2:00-4:15 PM

Tour: 3:30 PM

Saturday:

Open: 11:00 AM-2:00 PM

Tours: 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM

*Food is available during public hours. (Hot pretzels with beer cheese dip, burgers, etc.)

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Dr. Zahi Hawass signing his book on King Tutankhamen for me! 🙂 If you can’t tell, I was absolutely beside myself! Nerd!

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