Breweries Houston Beer Month

Brewery Hopping in Houston’s East End

#HoustonBeerMonth Guest Submission from Cole Wehner 

Houston’s breweries are as widespread as it’s never-ending freeway system but there are a few spots in town where you can easily do a traditional “bar-hop” between breweries!  One of our favorite brewery-hops, not only because we live down the street, is in the East End (for these purposes using this term to encompass Second Ward and Eado together).

Stop one:  8th Wonder. 

One of Houston’s more iconic breweries in terms of amazing venue and good brews, 8th Wonder Brewery makes a perfect starting point for an East End brewery hop.  Grab a pint glass and 3 tokens and enjoy the downtown views and retro H-town inspired art.  Recommended beer:  Rocket Fuel (Vietnamese Coffee Porter) or Premium Goods (Belgian Dubbel).

Brewston Glass at 8th Wonder Brewery

Stop two:  True Anomaly. 

Inspired by NASA and Space, True Anomaly Brewing is located walking distance from 8th Wonder and has some of the best beer in town.  Specializing in Sours and Wild ales, Old World styles and experimental styles you can’t go wrong with anything on the tap list.  Recommended beer:  tap list changes, but if they have the Sixteen Sunsets Belgian Tripel grab yourself a bottle and savor the spicy hoppy deliciousness.  If you want something lighter any of their lagers are great, look for the Scout Mexican Style especially.

True Anomaly Scout Mexican Style Lager

Stop three:  Equal Parts. 

Formerly known as Sigma, Equal Parts Brewing continues to impress in the Second Ward.  They recently reopened their expanded and completely redesigned taproom complete with a slow pour tap.  Nothing on tap disappoints and the range of styles is great.  From fruited sours to extreme triple IPAs you’ll find something you like.  Recommended beers:  Loggerbier German Pilsner (try it on the slow tap!) and anything in the Exotica series (beers designed to mimic cocktails, from Mai Tai to the Navy Grog).

A look inside the Equal Parts remodeled taproom

Bonus stop:  Moon Tower Inn. 

After all that beer, stop by Moon Tower Inn for more beer but also for a meal!  Moon Tower has their own beer as well as a huge tap list of craft beer options, but the star is the food:  try one of their wild game wieners with chef choice toppings.  Phenomenal!

Snapping a selfie at Moon Tower Inn

Now that is what I call a great day of brewery hopping. 


#HoustonBeerMonth Guest Submission from Cole Wehner 

HTown Beer Guys Blog Logo



Facebook Blog



Native tejana with a love for double IPAs and craft beer shenanigans. Check out her podcast "Draught Queens' for unfiltered beer sensory tasting and industry interviews.

Related Articles

  • Out of this world micheladas w/Space City Snax

    Out of this world micheladas w/Space City Snax

    When life gives you limes, make micheladas! The word “michelada” is a Spanish portmanteau that combines “chela” (slang term for beer) with “ada” for “helada,” meaning cold, and “mi” for mine — basically “my cold beer”. I used to not be a fan of micheladas until I tried a michelada made with mix from Space City

  • Middie Back Amber Ale from Elder Son Brewery in the Heights

    Middie Back Amber Ale from Elder Son Brewery in the Heights

    In my personal opinion, I feel Houston has been lacking in American amber style beer options. What was once a booming style has been dwindled down to just a small handful of breweries offering a solid year round amble ale. I found what is definitely a contender for my favorite amber in Middie Back from Elder Son Brewing.

  • A taste of the tamarind sour at Turkey Forrest Brewing

    A taste of the tamarind sour at Turkey Forrest Brewing

    Agua frescas have long been a popular way to keep cool in the summers for many mexican american children and Turkey Forrest Brewing has taken that idea and made it into something that will bring you right back to childhood. Already in their line up of fresca beers include Northside Red a hibiscus (jamaica) sour, Issavibe

  • Yup! Dang ole good beer from Back Pew Brewing

    Yup! Dang ole good beer from Back Pew Brewing

    Nothing says Texas like King of the Hill and independent beer. I’m very fortunate to have what I believe is the best lager producing brewery in Houston so close to where I live. My wife Nicole and I have spent many days enjoying beers at Back Pew Brewing in Porter Texas. Out of all the


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Name *

Email *


Houston Beer Guide

Please excuse our enthusiasm. We're not professional journalists, we're just passionate beer lovers. Our goal is to give Houston's beer community a voice. We hope you'll listen.


  • dan-beck
  • ronnie-risner
  • sylvia-benavidez


  • sylvia-benavidez