Did you happen to miss the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival over Labor Day Weekend? If so, you don’t have to wait until 2017 to enjoy the great taste of regional brews. Galveston Island is home to a wide range of beers to appease any palate in your party. Check out one of the island’s top breweries or lead your own pub-crawl through Galveston’s historic restaurants and bars to sip the latest and greatest.
Breweries to Visit
Galveston Island Brewing: Open 7 days a week; the tap house features everything from Nightfall Porter and Tiki Wheat (poured year-round) to rotating seasonals. Stop in on October 15th for the brewery’s annual Oktoberfest event. The all-day celebration features German fare, live music and as many pints of Oktoberfest as you could want. Either way, this German beer will remain on tap throughout the fall.
Beerfoot Brewery: Located on Seawall Boulevard, Beerfoot is the newest brewery to hit Galveston. It’s perfect for beer lovers who keep up with craft trends as new beer is brewed on site and released every week. Plan your visit around their specials such as $5 flight Wednesdays or Happy Hour, which goes down Monday through Friday from 4 – 7pm. With 33 beers on tap, you’re bound to find your new favorite pour.
Sip ‘n’ Stop Spots
Prefer a pub setting to an open-air brewery? Visit Brews Brothers Galveston for a saison or switch it up with a glass of wine and fine cigar. The bartenders are friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. Dark bar, delicious burgers—you can’t lose. Narrow the beer list down to exactly what you’d like at Brick House Tavern + Tap. The menu features specials such as Beer with a Kick, unique imports and Ameri-cans. When hunger strikes, try a pub favorite like Drunken Pork Meatballs (whiskey bbq glaze, anyone?) or a pound of tavern wings.
Distinguished beer enthusiasts will feel right at home at the Stuttgarden Tavern with its authentic European beer and juicy German bratwurst. Have non-beer drinkers in your group? They’ll dig the vibe and full bar selection, which includes liquor and wine.
You don’t have to be a self-proclaimed beer snob to love craft beers. Beertenders, brewers, and servers of Galveston Island are some of the friendliest in the biz and will be happy to make recommendations. Support local. Support good beer. Cheers!