It’s a hot and humid July, but never fear! I have been drinking some cold beer just for you and this round of Craft Chronicles. This month I dropped in to Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., just south of I-10 in between Shepherd and TC Jester. Proclaimed the most creative brewery in Houston, their offerings include the year round staples of 1836, Sam’s Daily and More Cowbell, along with a variety of unique seasonal beers from Buzz Nutz to the Rotundone variations. Compared to the amount of beer these guys produce yearly, the brewery is in a fairly quaint space. They definitely utilize every bit of their space in order to maximize their output. For this reason,
they can only be open to the public a couple of days a week when they are not in production. Otherwise, the public might just get run over by a pallet full of Sam’s Daily! I was lucky enough to make it out during bar hours and the crew was kind enough to show me around and stick a beer in my hand for sampling. The brew was the Sangre de Saison, their Saison with bitter orange peel and blood orange puree that just hit shelves and tap walls not too long ago. The Sangre was very dry and crisp with a nice bit of estery goodness supplied by the yeast in the aroma. The flavors were spicy with a wonderful amount of citrus, and a well-balanced bitterness in the finish. It was rich and golden blonde with a little bit of the haze that everyone is crazy about these days. The head was bright white and laced the glass nicely as the beer vanished on the hot summer afternoon of my visit. Finishing out at a cool 9% ABV, it went down well without the alcoholic heat that can sometimes creep into something as well attenuated as the Sangre. If you are having trouble catching the tap room hours, no worries, you can find their ever changing line up of beers in quite a few HEBs and a couple of Krogers (come on Kroger, step up your craft beer game!). They are also all over town at tons of bars and restaurants just waiting for you to drink them up. What are you waiting on? It’s hot outside, go grab a cold one!
Make sure to join us in our craft adventures each month. Landon is the owner of Farmboy Brew Shop. Email email@example.com. Cheers!