Beer is a summer staple for a reason. Perhaps it’s how it balances the heat. Or maybe it’s the food it plays so well with, from bratwursts to baked beans. Your neighborhood craft breweries works hard to make sure their beer is tasty and one-of-a-kind. There’s no better representation of Galveston in a glass. So kick back, and try a cold one from one of these fine establishments. They’re a stone’s throw from our apartments in Galveston, TX.
Galveston Island Brewing
Galveston Island Brewing is a 5-minute drive from our Galveston apartments. Well within walking distance for a six-pack or two, but a bit cumbersome for a growler. (What’s a growler? Only the latest in sustainable beer consumption.)
Galveston Island Brewing produces a bevy of award-winning, delicious flavors. They brew all 11 of their beers on-tap, on-site for an authentic taste of the island. For a tasty wheat ale, try their “Tiki Wheat,” polished with a dash of coriander for a smooth, satisfying finish. If you prefer something darker, try their “Nightfall” porter. The malts hint of black coffee. Cans and bombers are available to-go. Or, for growler fills, call (409) 740-7000 to check availability.
Brews Brothers is an ideal stop to grab both craft beer and food. This joint is 20 minutes northeast of our Galveston apartments. They sell beers from all over Texas. For some tastes from the mainland, try Copperhead Brewery’s “Medusa.” A Belgian quadrupel, it’s complex, with scents of plum and summer blackberries. Or Lone Pint’s “Yellow Rose,” an American IPA. It has a clean malt with notes of Texas Ruby grapefruits.
Besides the beer, fans are split between their burgers or street tacos in terms of Brews Brothers’ signature dish. Their burgers are cooked perfectly. But the pork belly tacos come four to an order. Whatever your fancy, they accept phone orders for curbside pickup at (409) 763-2739. Please consult their Facebook page for what’s on tap for growler fills.
Galveston Bay Beer Company
Galveston Bay Beer Company is the latest revival of the original Galveston Brewing Company. The new company operates from the same building, which first opened its doors in 1897. It has changed hands and changed names many times over the years, but their commitment to local brewing remains. Among their best is the “Ghostship Gose.” A sour wheat beer, it’s brewed with salt to give it a distinct pucker. Sour beers have been making a comeback because they cut the heat of summer and pair well with seafood—mussels, crab — anything that goes with a squirt of lemon. For a light wheat beer, try their “Seafoam” cream ale, brewed with barley. The taste carries the air of summer grain fields.
Galveston Bay Beer Company offers six-packs to-go and growler fills; call ahead at (281) 339-3210.
While enjoying beer from home, you can also learn how to cook with it. Beer lends flavor to fried fish, bread, and a whole host of meat braises. Check out our blog for more ideas and information on cooking classes in Galveston.
No matter where you get your craft beer, The Club of the Isle would love to help you find the perfect home to enjoy it. Contact us today, find us on Facebook or Yelp, or follow us on Instagram @thecluboftheisle.Back to all posts