In our previous First Look article we indicated that Great Heights Brewing Company’s reign as Houston’s newest brewery would be short-lived. Less than two weeks later, we now have a first look at Baileson Brewing Company – our newest local brewery for the time being. I visited Baileson on 9/3/17 which was day two of their soft opening. I was happy that Hurricane Harvey only affected Baileson by delaying their official grand opening until September 9th and not causing them any serious damage. Baileson is in the Rice Village area of town, with a short distance by Houston standards from quality beer spots such as Ginger Man and Hops Meet Barley, adding to the already solid craft beer options in the area.
Baileson fortunately has their own parking in an area of town that can sometimes be difficult to find parking spots. Nearby street parking is available and there may be some parking that will be shared with local businesses. Baileson has a contemporary taproom, with a bar, inside seating and picnic tables outside. The atmosphere is laid back and family and pet friendly; I even saw dog treats that were available to customers. There are also a few TV screens that were tuned into sports. Four beers were available during my visit – Masinghorn, a West Coast IPA, Amarillo Hopkins, a SMASH IPA, Structural Stout, a coffee stout and Honey Nugget, an American wheat with honey. All of the beers were tasty, with Structural Stout being my favorite with a roasty malt base being brought to the next level with coffee flavors. The Honey Nugget is a good choice for those not interested in strongly hoppy or malty beers, and fortunately is not too sweet like some honey beers. Both IPAs should appease most IPA fans. Speaking with owners at Baileson, I was informed that a porter and Oktoberfest style beer are on the horizon. Houston Beer Scene is happy to welcome another new brewery to the area. We look forward to providing your further information on Baileson in the future. Just like I ended the last First Look entry – expect to see a few more Houston area breweries to open in the coming months. Houston Beer Scene will keep your posted as new breweries open.
Address: 2322 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
Hours: F – 4-10, Sat 11-10, and Sun 12-9