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The Lone Pint Brewery is a grassroots insurrection with the true beer lover in mind. We are dedicated to creating distinctive local Texas ales that are tasty, hoppy, and quaffable. We use raw whole cone hops for bittering, flavoring, aroma, and dry hopping additions in all of our brews. However, an equally important ingredient is the renewable energy that powers our Brewery. The spent grain is fed to a local dairy farmer's cows and the spent hops are composted.

Craft brewing is an American institution. Our brewhouse and tanks are from Nevada, our boiler from Pennsylvania, our kegging machine from California, our chiller from Oregon, and our mill from Canada (close enough, eh!). Point being, we kept the love at home, doing our part to insure that craft brewing will always remain an American institution.

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Update, October 14th:

*** Bottlegate 2014 ***

Due to numerous queries that we have received concerning our bottle release date, we have the following explanation:

We received word from a high level government intelligence agency that aliens were planning to steal our magical Golden Yellow Rose; the source of the beer's power. To prevent this, it was necessary to hide the Golden Yellow Rose in a deep, dark cave for a few weeks.


We encountered new product logistical issues that needed to be worked through with our distributor and retailers. Basically, 2/3's of the bottles released were bottled on October 6th, with the other 1/3 a few weeks earlier. The beer is fresh and tasty.

Conspiracies aside, please understand that Lone Pint is a small family owned brewery that is very passionate about beer. To suggest otherwise is...


Update, October 1st:

It's official, Yellow Rose is going bottle.

Please join us for our bottle launch party at Spec's Store #00 downtown on October 13th at 10am.

If you are coming to Saturday's brewery tour, please refrain from parking in the open lot adjacent to the brewery; another event is using it this weekend. Please park at the open lot at Commerce and 6th Street:


Update, September 30th:

Our newest single hop brew shipped today:

Zythophile Summit

American two-row malted barley, Munich malt, and Summit hops

Tasting notes: This hop imparts a resiny-piney bitterness with herby hints of Colorado.

ABV: 7.3%    IBUs: 63

Also, at Saturday's tour we will be looking for the best beard:


Update, September 21st:

Please join us this weekend for our weekly tour starting at noon and stay for Magnolia's Stroll Through the Renaissance Festival. Good times will be had by all!


Update, August 29th:

Our next single hop brew has been released: Zythophile Belma. It uses German Pilsner & Maris Otter with rare Belma hops; orange color with medium body. This hop imparts light tropical fruit & melon notes (maybe a hint of strawberry) with a sweet hoppiness and clean bitterness. ABV: 7.0% IBUs: 48


Update, August 17th:

Where to begin...

Houstonia Magazine thinks that Lone Pint is the second best brewery in Houston.

The rumors are true: we have a small bottling line arriving soon. We will sell 750mL bottles with Yellow Rose, 667, and Gentleman's Relish being the first out the door. Look for them in 4-6 weeks.

Another Braggot is on the way, just in time for Autumn and the Renaissance Festival. This year's batch will contain burnt honey and hibiscus.


Update, July 10th:

Our newest single hop brew has been released: Zythophile Rakau. Solid malt body with a judicious amount of a New Zealand hop called Rakau. This hop imparts sharp floral notes with funky piney bitterness; phenolic flavors abound, as in Belgian ales. A very interesting hop indeed. ABV: 7.6% IBUs: 50

Get it while it lasts!


Update, July 6th:

Lily & Seamus Sour Mash Wheat is now available! The brew was soured in the mash tun overnight then dry hopped with El Dorado and Mosaic. The nose has a nice mixture of lacto funk and citrusy dry hop. Taste is light funky sour with clean bitterness. It is a refreshing, yet satisfying, summer ale.


Update, June 25th:

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild Firkin Festival is this Saturday, June 28th from 12-4pm. If you like cask ale, be sure not to miss it!

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Update, June 23rd:

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild Firkin Festival is this Saturday, June 28th from 12-4pm! Be sure to get your tickets now. We will have a firkin of Gentleman's Relish aged with coffee and a firkin of Yellow Rose aged with saskatoons.


Update, June 18th:

Disregard below comment from the 12th. Come on up for this Saturday's beer tasting and tour from 12-4pm! However, the following Saturday, June 28th, we will be closed.


Update, June 12th:

Come on up for this Saturday's beer tasting and tour from 12-4pm! However, the following Saturday, June 21st, we will be closed for a private party.


Update, June 1st:

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild Firkin Festival is on June 28th from 12-4pm! Be sure to get your tickets now. We will have a firkin of Gentleman's Relish aged with coffee and a firkin of Yellow Rose aged with saskatoons.


Update, May 2nd:

We have shifted our brewing schedule to during the week and will be taking the next couple of Saturdays off. Therefore, the Brewery will be closed this Saturday, May 3rd, and the following Saturday, May 10th. Formal tours will begin on Saturday, May 17th, from 12-4. Cheers!


Update, April 23rd:

Our apologies to the fans of Yellow Rose, but we have decided to stop brewing this beer. Just kidding...

However, expansion is not without its hiccups. The latest batch of Yellow Rose is slightly different than usual. We were training a new employee and there was a malfunction during the milling process. The end result is a beer with the same hop bitterness, flavor, and aroma; however, the body is thinner and drier. The problem has since been rectified and has not occurred on subsequent batches.

On a different note, we have another batch of Zythophile El Dorado, currently dry hopping, two weeks away from being released.


Update, April 7th:

Our second in the single hop series has been released: Zythophile Azacca.

Zythophile Azacca

American two row malted barley, a sprinkle of light caramalt, and Azacca hops.

Tasting notes: orange color with lacy white head; light body; light tropical fruit aroma; sharp semi-lingering bitterness with subtle tropical fruit / honey finish.

ABV: 6.6%    IBUs: 63

On a different note, we finally have the new 60 BBL tanks full of tasty beer! Very soon there will be more Lone Pint for all...and there was much rejoicing...


Update, March 4th:

Zythophile El Dorado won The Refinery's second annual beer festival this past weekend. Thanks to everyone who voted for us. Cheers!


Update, February 24th:

Lookee here... TexasMonthly has a very nice feature on Texas beer in this month's issue.


Update, February 9th:

In the frozen land of Nador Magnolia, our new tanks arrived...and there was much rejoicing! (we had BBQ, so the minstrels were spared)


The new fermenters and brite tank greatly increase our current capacity. Stay tuned as we get them online and begin formal Saturday tours. The informal 11-3 tours will continue until then.

Also, 750mL bombers of our Braggot, Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip, are out and about.


Update, February 2nd:

Due to the large amount of new hops being developed, we have decided to begin a new single hop series entitled Zythophile. Each self titled batch will attempt to uncover the true essence of the hop. Our first will ship out on Friday, February 7th:

Zythophile El Dorado

American two row malted barley and El Dorado hops.

Tasting notes: orange color with lacy white head; light body; pungent bitterness with hints of orange and tangerine.

ABV: 6.0%    IBUs: 62


Update, December 29th:

Our Holiday Brew Knecht Ruprecht I shipped out on Friday. Knecht Ruprecht is our annual holiday brew which will change each year. Here is the description for the first one:

Knecht Ruprecht I

Our first holiday ale is a Dark Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout. It uses Maris Otter as the base malt in combination with English hops and Extra Dark Cocoa. Post-fermentation, fresh cold pressed coffee from our local coffee roaster, Righteous Bros, was added and the brew was aged a bit. This beer is named after Santa's hit man. Pronounce it like this: Knecht Ruprecht.

Tasting notes: black as night with a chocolate colored head; nice malt body; strong roasty flavors from the cocoa and roasted barley. The Grinch has nothing on Knecht Ruprecht.

ABV: 5.8%    IBUs: 20


Update, December 20th:

Our Holiday Brew Knecht Ruprecht I, will be released very soon. For the first year we brewed a Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout served on Nitro.


Update, December 3rd:

We will be closed this Saturday, December 7th, for a private party.

On the upside, Sunday we will be brewing our holiday Stout.


Update, November 15th:

No brewing tomorrow. We will be at the Untapped Festival downtown Houston. See you there!

We shipped 66 kegs of The Jabberwocky out today. Go grab a pint while you can still find it!


Update, November 10th:

Well, no one correctly guessed our latest SMaSH Brewmaster Degen. The combo is Munich Malt and Comet hops. Thanks for all who tried!

Houston Beer Week starts tomorrow. Here is a schedule of where we will be:

Monday: D&T Drive Inn

Tuesday: Rockwell Tavern

Thursday: Moon Tower Inn

Friday: Witchcraft


Update, November 6th:

Join us around 6:30 tonight at the Sugar Land Flying Saucer for a Lone Pint Pint Night!


Update, November 2nd:

No brewing or tours today. We are heading up to the Ren Fest!


Update, October 22nd:

It's been a while since our last update as we have been very busy brewing enough beer to keep people from storming the brewery walls... Oh, and we are releasing two new beers this week.

Pioneer III - Brewmaster Degen Ale has just shipped. This is our third brew for the Pioneer Series recognizing a Texas Hero. This beer is named after Texas's first recorded brewmaster: Charles Degen. Pioneer III is another SMaSH, Single Malt and Single Hop, Ale. This time we chose a hop that has been around for a long time, but for some reason has gone unused, nearly disappearing from the brewing world. It was bred around the same time period as the revolutionary Cascade hop, but never received any recognition for kick starting the American Craft Beer Revolution like Cascade has. For shame, this is a very tasty hop.

*** The first person to correctly guess the malt/hop combo will receive a load of swag. Feel free to email your guesses to us. Absurd ones will be ridiculed. ***

Zeno's Pale Ale will ship this Friday. Our new American Pale Ale uses American two row malted barley and a touch of light crystal malt in combination with two pungent and resiny whole cone American hops. The hops are added to the boil using strategery to yield a pleasant, yet satisfying, hop punch. The beer is named after our favorite college watering hole: Zeno's Pub.


Update, September 24th:

Gentleman's Relish has just been released on Beer Gas (Nitro).

Please join us at the Texas Craft Brewers Guild Beer Festival this Saturday. We will be pouring 667, Yellow Rose, Gentleman's Relish, and the Pioneer Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip Braggot.


Udate, September 17th:

CANCELLED. Sorry, but this will be rescheduled at a later date.

Join us at the Rockwell Tavern & Grill  on Thursday night, 9/19, for a Lone Pint Beer Dinner!


Update, August 26th:

Here are a few things going on this week:

Wednesday, August 28th - Shepherd Park - Pint night / Meet the brewers @ 6pm

Thursday, August 29th - 3rd Floor Houston - Pint night / Meet the brewers @ 6pm


Update, August 23rd:

The Braggot, a mead-ale hybrid dating back to the Middle Ages, hence forth known as Pioneer Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip, will be released in one more week. It clocks in at a hefty 10% ABV. We brewed it in collaboration with the local Magnolia Meadery, Enchanted Manor, who supplies mead the Texas Renaissance Festival every year. Our Braggot uses American two row malt, a sprinkle of honey malt, and 1,200 lbs of raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized Texas wildflower honey sourced from Montgomery and Brazoria Counties; and of course whole cone American hops.

Oh yeah...Beer Advocate has ranked Yellow Rose one of the top 100 new beers this year!


Update, August 11th:

Our newest Pioneer Series offering, a Braggot, was brewed in collaboration with the Magnolia Meadery Enchanted Manor. It is currently conditioning and should be released in a few weeks.

We will be resuming brewery tours very soon. Thanks for the great response we received regarding tour volunteers!


Update, July 17th:

Lily & Seamus has been released again...this time sans kumquat. To make up for the missing ingredient we added - you guessed it - more hops.



Update, July 16th:

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the ATO Houston Summer Brew Off. Our Yellow Rose IPA took home first place!



Update, July 8th:

Next week we are taking over Gratifi's taps, culminating in an amazing four course Lone Pint beer dinner on July 19th. Don't miss this one!


Update, July 7th:

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the 2013 Battle of Texas Beers at Hubble & Hudson this weekend. We managed to take home the Drinker's Choice Award in spite of running out of beer two hours into the three hour event. Good times were had by all!



Update, June 11th:

The next Tour De Lone Pint is scheduled for Tuesday, June 25th. Hay Merchant --> D&T Drive Inn --> Petrol Station ... good times.


Update, June 10th:

Thanks to everyone who came out to taste some brew at the Houston Beer Fest! It was hot and the beer was flowing!

We have two events coming up:

Wednesday, June 12 Pint Night at Witchcraft Tavern & Provision Co. (1221 West 11th St.)

Tuesday, June 18 Tap Takeover at BRC (519 Shepherd Dr.)


Update, May 23rd:

uhhhh...what? Yes, good things do happen to those who wait brew: 8 Craft Breweries to Watch in 2013


Update, May 18th:

Tornado Shark Strong Ale is shipping tomorrow. Go quaff a pint!

On Tuesday the 21st we are having another Tour de Lone Pint.


Update, May 12th:

We will be having our second brewery tour this weekend, May 18th, from noon to 3pm.

Tornado Shark, our American Strong Ale, will be ready for kegging come Friday. Look for it in your favorite watering hole soon after (or at the tour on Saturday).


Update, April 24th:

Thanks to everyone that made it out to Magnolia for our first brewery tour. It was a great time.

Beer Blogger Ronnie Crocker wrote an article about Lone Pint in today's Houston Chronicle.

Many thanks Ronnie! We owe you a beer, or three.


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