What a boon to Houston this place is. Brock Wagner has been instrumental in bringing craft beers to Texas, not just Houston, so you should go if only to say "Thank You!" That being said, the staff is friendly, you can get some pretty cool swag if you bring in the cardboard carriers ( look on the site for #/ item of swag) the beer comes in. Heads up for those who want to make a pilgrimage to the original brewery - go soon, because it’s moving to a more central location. That being said, the new location will be air conditioned and will have much more seating!
Went on a Saturday tour. You get 4 tokens to sample their beers, but if you buy a Saint Arnold’s glass, your token will fill that up instead of the smaller sample glass that is free. People there were very friendly, and the beers were tasty. People actually brought their lunches with them to eat with their free beer. Definitely hit if you are in Houston.
KAggie97 (220) Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas | March 4, 2005| Updated March 23, 2007
These guys are some of the friendliest and most passionate brew master’s you’ll meet. The tour is short and sweet- after all, you’re there for the beer right? Hint: Go to the bulky guy with the pony tail for refills. Sometimes he "forgets" to take your tokens... I’ve never left this place not meeting someone new and having a great conversation with them. Could this be because the beer flows so freely? Hmmm...
They have almost all of their common beers on tap. Entry price is $7 for a medium sized taster glass and four pours. The staff is friendly. The ambiance is of a giant beer hall with long picnic like tables. Unfortunately, no food.
Bring you own food and prepare to leave satisfied. Great service, people, tour and beer. The brewery is frequented by regulars that are very social. Every beer in season is available. Purchase a big mug and get your samples in it. The brewery is active in the community so you can meet St. Arnold’s Army about once a month for a pub crawl or other events. If you are in Houston do not miss this! FREE BEER!
Visited on a weekday, so it was a smaller crowd. Tour was conducted by Brock Wagner himself. Nice facility with a great view from the taproom. Eight bucks for the tour, a glass and four beer tokens. Great value. Great beer.
Visited on 2-18-2013. The tour had ended when I arrived, but I was able to sample their beers which were quite tasty. A couple of their co-workers joined the table while rating their beers which made for quite a bit of fun and interesting conversations. The appearance is a beer hall with picnic style wooden tables. It reminded me of beer halls in Germany. The employees were very friendly and even provided some swag to add to my collection. This establishment is worth visiting and an establishment I would visit again if in the area.