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Beer Is Flowing From Eureka Heights

Photo: J. McElweenie

Photo: J. McElweenie

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: local brewery set to open doors in renovated food service warehouse.

The team at Eureka Heights Brewing Co. has been hard at work for 18 months transforming a 20,000 square-foot warehouse into the stuff of dreams. Casey Motes, formerly a brewer at Saint Arnold, Robert Eichenlaub, Joel Swift, and their significant others have led volunteers and willing family members in countless hours of renovation, fabrication, cleaning, painting, and all things necessary to make this Heights brewpub a reality.

Atypical for the neighborhood, the property boasts a massive parking lot, accommodating and perpetuating Houston’s love for private transportation. Inside, you’ll find plenty of room to stretch out near the cold storage on the beerhall-style tables or even play a game of cornhole near the fermenters, but they plan to fill that space with more stainless steel as demand grows. A little farther down the road, they plan to move the revelry into an updated air conditioned tap room at the front of the building and take over the cornhole court to set up their canning line. The well thought-out space is ready to adapt to whatever demand Houston drinkers drum up.

Photo: C. Motes

Photo: C. Motes

Located just west of the Heights dry zone, you’ll be able to buy beers by the pint, flight, or walk out the door with Crowlers or growlers of the good stuff brewed on the customized 30-barrel DME brewhouse. The starting lineup features an American IPA highlighted by loads of American hops, a cream ale with corn perfected by input from real-life cowboys, a truly American style of beer with loads of Citra hops fermented with Kolsch yeast, and a milk stout with cinnamon and cayenne.

Meet the Eureka Heights Brew crew at the official launch party tonight, August 5th, at The Flying Saucer in downtown Houston from 4 to 8 p.m. If you miss the Saucer event, you’ll find the Eureka Heights team at Hughie’s on August 11th from 5 to 8 p.m. and the full line-up at Jugs Draft on August 12th from 6 to 9 p.m.

Photo: J. McElweenie

Pictured: Joel Swift Photo: J. McElweenie

Eureka Heights will open the brewery doors to thirsty Houstonians before Labor Day, with a grand opening party to be scheduled when the temperature drops a few degrees.

Photo: J. McElweenie

Photo: J. McElweenie

Eureka Heights Brewing Company is located at 941 W 18th St, Houston, TX 77008. Check out their website and follow them on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Photos courtesy Jason McIlweenie & Casey Motes.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For the last seven years, Cody has been perfecting the Art of Bullshitting with Strangers in Breweries, Bars, and Taprooms all across America as he's traveled for his career in the oil & gas industry. He is a staunch proponent of bottle-dating, recycling even when it's inconvenient, and having a damn fine time.

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