This place was great when there were not that many people coming to the tour.
When I first started going there was 100 or so on the tour. The last time it was 800. The place is way to small for this many people.
Cannot wait for there big move in to the brand new place. Will be alot more room.
I have been there plenty of times and will rate it towards my tours with less people.
Brock stand up above the crowd and forces you to listen to a 30-45 minute speech on how beer is brewed. I like this approach. Make people curious about the beer. The selection is usually most of their regulars and a few seasonal depending on which time of year you go.
Overall a nice place to visit.
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 itís moving to a more central location. That being said, the new location will be air conditioned and will have much more seating!
Of course they only serve Saint Arnold beer. No food but you can bring it in.
Droptank (3) Spring, Texas | August 21, 2008| Updated October 25, 2008
I went with my father who was in town visiting for the weekend. I was suprised at the massive amount of people that showed up. Luckily we got there early and were able to get a table. For 5 bucks you get a taster glass and 4 wooden nickels good for sweet golden delicious beer. I had fun despite the horrible heat and perspiration wafting around the place. I am definately going to go back when it is cooler. Check it out if you get the chance.
First off, LOTS of people, get ready to stand in a non air conditioned warehouse (in hot houston i might add) and get ready to sweat your ass off!!!!
The day i went there was probably close to 350-400 people and everyone wanted that sweet sweet beer..
But if you can take all that in stride and actually find somewhere to sit (impossible) you will actually start having fun!
Most people were up for a good chat and the employeeís really seem to enjoy there work!
Overall, since this place has become SOOOOOO popular its appeal has lost ground, but if you wear something cool and bring a snack, you should have some fun! and $5 for a taster glass and 4 beers, not that shabby..but buy a pint and get more bang for your buck!
I will frequent again but probably in winter!
...Went with mark, omar and the rest of the crew...
Went on a Saturday tour. You get 4 tokens to sample their beers, but if you buy a Saint Arnoldís 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.
If you like the ambiance of a brewery, this is a good place. =) I am giving service a 10, because you basically have to wait in line for free beer, which is served to you by a friendly person. The beer selection: All Saint Arnold of course.
You can bring your own food. The tour has gotten pretty crowded the past 2 years. The regulars and enlightened visitors arrive real early or make their way to the front and run to the tables when the tour is over, leaving many people without a table/seat. Its like a damn race I tell ya!
Overall a great place to go on a Saturday afternoon (Better if you get there early!) or for a private party if you are so lucky.
I went today not impressed. The place was kinda dirty and the staff was ok. The guy giving the tour really didnít want to talk to the crowd. Beer was plentyful and had fun. They need to have more tables for people to sit at. Also, it is a nice place if you want to hang out the 5 bucks to get in for the tour is worth paying cause of the beer you get. Make sure that you bring your own glass with you so you can get more beer then the people who donít. But dont be fooled the beer is good and you will have a good time.
Been to this tour plenty of times, as I live about two miles away. Donít expect much of a hands-on "tour"...thatís not what Brock and his staff are about....besides, who wants to walk with 200 people around an unair-conditioned warehouse. Itís about good beer, friends and drinking.....and thatís what the Saint was all about, as they will tell you in the tour. After about 30 minutes of a beer/saint history lesson (which is pretty good) everyone heads to the back and grabs a table, grabs a beer and then the music kicks in. Great times from there on...
Nice tour. A little light on the brewing process, and more heavy on the history or beer/St. Arnoldís Brewery. Itís in an unconditioned warehouse and it gets hot during the summer, dress prepared for the heat. They have now implemented a $5 charge to keep the crowds down, and it seems to work. They have picnic tables and people bring all variety of food. Sandwiches and pizza are some favorites and good beer food.