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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 in 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 live on in our beer.

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, our bottling machine from Washington, 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, November 21st:

Knecht Ruprecht, our Holiday Ale, is being released this week.

Knecht Ruprecht VI: White Stout

Extra Pale Maris Otter, Caramalt, flaked oats, flaked barley, Ecuadorian Cacao Nibs, and Cuvee Coffee. The Cuvee Coffee is brewed with Columbian Coffee from the Las Mingas Project co-op.

ABV: 7.8%    IBUs: 37

 

Update, November 9th:

 

Fresh out this week, our tribute to Veterans Day: Zythophile Veterans Blend. One of our hop vendors, Yakima Chief, created the Veterans Blend hop mixture. It is composed of Ekuanot, Simcoe, Mosaic, Cashmere, and Centennial hops. Yakima Chief is donating a portion of their profits from sales of this hop blend to the Semper Fi Fund. Lone Pint is donating a portion of our profits from sales of this beer to the Patriots of Texas.

Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: Veterans Blend

American Two Row malted barley, Yakima Chief's Veterans Blend hops, and our house yeast. Appearance is orange with a solid white head. Nose is dank spicy citrus. Tastes very hoppy, piney, & pungent with hints of spicy lemon peel. Has a sharp but pleasant bitterness.

ABV: 6.5%    IBUs: 61

 

Update, September 24th:

Po-Cha-Na-Quar-Hip is back! Go quaff yourself a braggot.

 

Update, August 8th:

Fresh out this week, another new brew from our Zythophile Series using an unnamed experimental hop: HBC 522. HBC 522 was bred from a female parent Columbus and unnamed male parent 986-2.

Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: HBC 522

American Two Row malted barley, HBC522 hops, and our house yeast. Appearance is translucent orange with a solid white head. Nose is hoppy citrus with hints of dill and melon. Tastes initially of stone fruit and sweet malt; finishes with a crisp bitterness.

ABV: 6.5%    IBUs: 61

 

Update, June 19th:

We are happy to report that, after much investigation and laboratory testing, Lone Pint is finally producing delicious ale once again. The Yellow Rose batches that were recalled are bottle and keg dates from 04/23, 04/24, 05/07, & 05/08. We have done our best to reclaim all of it from the market. However, it seems that there are still a few rogue 4packs and kegs floating about. If these are spotted, please do not purchase them; notify the retailer that they have been recalled. If you have bottles at home with these dates, please return them for a refund.

The off-flavor present in these batches of Yellow Rose was due to an error with our yeast pitching rates, not bacteria, wild yeast, or diastaticus as was initially suspected. Over-pitching leads to an aging of the yeast culture and higher than normal fermentation temperatures, both contributing toward the off-flavors found in the recently recalled batches. Our yeast has since been replaced with a fresh culture and we have acquired a fancy magnetic flow meter to better measure the yeast volume being transferred prior to fermentation. I could keep going on about the characteristics of yeast cell counting and proper fermentation, but, I'd rather not bore anyone...feel free to email me at info@lonepint.com if you would like to discuss it further. Cheers!

 

Update, April 30th:

We pride ourselves in the quality of our beer and the trust that we have built over the past 5-1/2 years. Unfortunately, we have identified an issue in a recent batch of Yellow Rose and are working with our distributors to recall the beer in question. During this time there will be a shortage of Yellow Rose in the market. We apologize for any inconvenience to our accounts and customers. This week we are still planning to release Zythophile Calypso into the market. Thanks for your understanding during this time. Do not hesitate to reach out to the brewery with any questions or concerns. We look forward to having Yellow Rose back in the market soon. For clarification purposes, the batch dates being pulled from the market are 4/23 and 4/24. The batch in question exhibits a strong tannic bitterness, not the balanced fruitiness that Yellow Rose is known for. It's not harmful, just an off-flavor.

 

Update, April 2nd:

It's time...

 

Update, March 27th:

Zeno's Pale Ale is being released this week. This year we have changed up the hops using Citra & Mosaic in the kettle; dry hopping with Citra & Denali

Zeno's Pale Ale 2018

Hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Lemon, pine, and hop-zest in the nose. Light quaffable body with a hoppy citrus bite. Finishes with a smooth sweet breadiness and clean bitterness.

ABV: 5.5%    IBUs: 39

 

Update, February 20th:

The Daisy Chain Experiment is upon us. Lone Pint has combined our first Zythophile release of 2018 with Sam's (Southern Star Head Brewer) chosen yeast strain and it will be released this week. This yeast is a bit drier than our house yeast, but it still allows this glorious hop to shine.

The newest Zythophile uses a newer variety formerly called Experimental 06277: Denali.

HOUSTON DAISY CHAIN --- Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: Denali

American Two Row malted barley, Denali hops, and Houston Daisy Chain Yeast. Appearance is hazy yellow-orange with a solid white head. Nose is all hops: tropical fruits, lemon grass, and peaches. Taste is dry with tropical fruits, more fruity than citrusy, followed by clean bitterness and lemon.

ABV: 6.7%    IBUs: 64

 

Update, December 8th:

Thank you to everyone that made it out to celebrate our anniversary party. Good times were had by all!

We have shipped out our Christmas Beer, Knecht Ruprecht 2017, this week. It's only on draught, and only one batch was brewed, so go find it while you can!

Knecht Ruprecht 2017

This year we brewed a Toasted Oatmeal Porter. Dark chocolate colored head. Hints of malt, hops, and toasted oatmeal in the nose. Beer is black with a medium body. Tastes initially of sweet toffee and roasted grain. Finishes slightly dry with a delicate bitterness.

ABV: 8.0%    IBUs: 35

 

Update, October 27th:

On November 11th we will be having our 5th Anniversary Party from noon-8pm. Tickets are limited and must be purchased here.

Live music from Little Outfit, Troy Ita, & Folk Family Revival. Food from Soul Cat & Heffernan Bar-B-Que.

We will be serving a special batch of Yellow Rose, in a unique glass, that has been aged in Chardonnay Wine barrels. Guests will also be given a bottle to take home as a Thank You for being a part of the last five years. Cheers!

 

Update, September 22nd:

Magnolia will be hosting the Stroll Through the Renaissance Festival this Saturday. The Brewery will be open from noon-7pm. Please look for signs indicating free parking. Good times will be had by all!

 

Update, September 14th:

The Zythophile Mandarina Bavaria release is extra special because we are donating a portion of the profits to a great Houston organization: The Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center

Over the next few weeks, we will be promoting their cause at various establishments. Stay tuned for a listing.

 

Update, September 12th:

Fresh out this week, another new brew from our Zythophile Series using Mandarina Bavaria hops.

Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: Mandarina Bavaria

American Two Row malted barley, German Mandarina Bavaria hops (daughter of Cascade), and our house yeast. Appearance is hazy orange with a solid white head. Nose is tangerine and melon. Tastes initially of sweet orange; finishes with a light citrus flavor and smooth bitterness.

ABV: 6.6%    IBUs: 56

 

Update, August 31st:

 

Update, August 25th:

Due to Hurricane Harvey we will be closed this weekend.

 

Update, July 18th:

Fresh out this week, our Zeno's Pale Ale is back for the summer. Just long enough to stop in, crash on your couch, then leave like an old college roommate.

Zeno's Pale Ale

American Two Row malted barley and a sprinkle of Munich Malt Type I, Vic Secret + El Dorado hops, and our house yeast. Appearance is a somewhat clear light orange with a thin white head. Nose is nutty malt with a delicate hop aroma. Tastes initially of biscuit, nutty malt, and light hoppiness; this is followed by piney bitterness with lingering hints of orange & guava. Quaffable.

ABV: 5.5%    IBUs: 43

 

Update, June 14th:

Fresh out this week, another new brew from our Zythophile Series using Vic Secret hops.

Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: Vic Secret

American Two Row malted barley, Australian Vic Secret hops (sister to Topaz), and our house yeast. Appearance is hazy orange with a solid white head. Nose is light bready malt with a complex mix of pine, lemon grass, pineapple, and guava. Tastes initially of light malt sweetness and grapefruit; this is then followed by an equally complex flavor profile with hints of lemon, guava, and basil.

ABV: 6.6%    IBUs: 67

 

Update, June 5th:

The Saint Arnold Tribute week is upon us. Go here for the deets.

We have Lone Pint-ized Santo by transforming it into an Imperial Black IPA called Brock the Night Away. If this surprises you, then welcome to our website for the first time.

On June 9th we will be hanging out at Nobi Public House giving away a sweet pint glass with our fine ale. See you there.

The artwork below was created by one of our assistant brewers, Alex Bennett.

 

Update, June 1st:

Come out and join us as we celebrate Saint Arnold's anniversary. Each brewery has brewed their version of a Saint Arnold beer. Next week should be fun. Stay tuned for more info...

June 5: Flying Saucer Downtown

June 6: Axelrad

June 7: Hay Merchant

June 8: Hop Scholar

June 9: Nobi Public House

June 11th: Cottonwood

 

Update, April 25th:

PorchDrinking.com just showed some love for the Rose. Check it out here.

 

Update, April 24th:

Zythophile Ella has been released.

Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: Ella

American Two Row malted barley, Australian Ella hops (half-sister to Galaxy), and our house yeast. Appearance is hazy orange with a solid white head. Nose is light bready malt with hints of orange and pine. Tastes initially of light malt sweetness and orange zest; followed by pungent grapefruit peel bitterness.

ABV: 6.6%    IBUs: 66

 

Update, March 22nd:

Hop Culture just wrote a great piece on our Brewery. Check it out here.

Another new Zythophile is being brewed this week. This batch will use...

 

Update, February 15th:

Fresh out this week, another new brew from our Zythophile Series using Loral hops.

Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: Loral

Two Row malted barley, Loral hops (HBC 291), and our house yeast. The nose exhibits sharp lemon and hints of dark fruit. Tastes of smooth bitterness, finishing with stronger dark fruit notes. The complexity grows after a few sips. Cheers!

ABV: 6.6%    IBUs: 61

 

Update, January 3rd:

Happy New Year!

This week we have released yet another brew, our holiday perennial:

Knecht Ruprecht IV

This year we brewed a Chocolate Coffee Milk Stout. Rich, delicious coffee from Houston's Southside Espresso, freshly roasted Venezuelan cocoa nibs, and a touch of milk sugar marry beautifully with this American Stout.

Tasting Notes: big chocolate coffee nose; sweet roasty maltiness with a nice chocolate coffee backbone.

ABV: 7.0%    IBUs: 42

Cheers!

 

Update, December 22nd:

This week we have released a new beer:

Whallapalooza Ale

This seasonal ale, a Graf, is made with a hefty amount of dark crystal malts and fermented with apple juice.

Tasting Notes: caramel and toffee offset with a nice apple-ly tartness.

ABV: 6.3%    IBUs: 25

Cheers!

 

Update, December 18th:

We will be OPEN on December 24th.

Cheers!

 

Update, November 7th:

The next in our series of single hop beers will be released this week: Zythophile Cashmere

Cashmere is a cross between Cascade and Northern Brewer. It exhibits flavors of coconut, peach, tangerine, and lemon.

Cheers!

 

Update, September 27th:

The new Lone Pint Brewery Swag Site is online! Click the link to the right -->

On October 1st please use the alternate parking per this map:

 

Update, September 7th:

They're here...

   

 

Update, August 27th:

Our new bottling line has been commissioned. There will not be any 750mL bottles on the market for the next couple of weeks as we prepare to debut our new 4packs. Beginning with Yellow Rose, our beers will become much more available at retailers. Thanks for your patience.

In the meantime, go grab a pint of our newest Zythophile Lone Hop Ale: Idaho #7.

Zythophile Idaho #7

American two-row and German Pilsner malted barley with Idaho #7 hops.

Tasting Notes: Idaho #7 exhibits a delicate citrus nose. Strong tannic bitterness with flavors of pineapple & apricot.

ABV: 6.0%    IBUs: 52

 

Update, June 13th:

Well, we've been quite busy lately as we are preparing for the new bottling line. However, this has not kept us from debuting two new beers: our first Barley Wine and the newest Zythophile brew.

Also, 500mL bottles are coming. Check out this link for more info.

The Wanderer

Our barley wine is made with Extra-pale Maris Otter, Monastique, and a sprinkle of Roasted Barley. The hops used are Columbus, Centennial, Mosaic, and Rakau.

Tasting Notes: Body is thick, but not cloyingly so; sweet, nutty maltiness. Well balanced, with a nice dank punch in the nose from the massive Rakau dry hop charge.

ABV: 9.0%    IBUs: 80

 

Zythophile Waimea

American two-row malted barley, Munich Malt, and Waimea hops (New Zealand).

Tasting Notes: This hop exhibits a nice fruity & spicy nose. Very smooth bitterness with flavors of pine & sweet citrus.

ABV: 6.7%    IBUs: 62

 

Update, April 22nd:

On Saturday, April 30th, come to the Brewery for boiled crawfish and chilled tunes. Bring a chair.

On Saturday, May 7th, we will be hosting Open Mic during brewery hours. If you have talent, SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT!

 

Update, April 12th:

On Saturday, May 7th, we will be hosting Open Mic during brewery hours. If you have talent, SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT!

 

Update, March 16th:

Our newest single hop IPA has been released: Zythophile Dr. Rudi.

Zythophile Dr. Rudi

American two-row malted barley, Munich Malt, and Dr. Rudi hops (New Zealand).

Tasting Notes: This hop exhibits a subtle yet complex nose of tangerine and lemongrass. Smooth bitterness with flavors of tropical fruit, tangerine, lime, and lemongrass.

ABV: 6.5%    IBUs: 61

 

Update, February 15th:

The 120BBL tanks have landed and are installed; additional kegs en route. More Rose for all soon!

       

We want to thank the Specs at 8416 Katy Frwy (near Voss). They have our complete line up on the shelf!

 

Update, January 5th:

Our new 120BBL tanks arrive this Friday!

 

Update, December 9th:

Well, we've been quite busy preparing for our new 120BBL tanks. They will be here early next month!

Until then, we have our annual Christmas brew, Knecht Ruprecht, to keep us happy. This year we brewed a Smoked Imperial Stout. Cheers!

Knecht Ruprecht III  (2015)

Our third holiday ale is a Smoked Imperial Stout. It uses Pale Ale Malt as the base, Double Roasted Crystal, Roasted Barley, Beechwood Smoked Malt, and a mixture of English and American hops.

Tasting Notes: black as night with an cappuccino colored head; thick body, caramelly sweet, with notes of toffee, nuts, and toast; subtle smoke flavor initially and on the finish

ABV: 9.0%    IBUs: 40

 

Update, October 26th:

Halloween is just around the corner. Come celebrate it in costume this Saturday at the brewery.

Best costume wins a Lone Pint t-shirt and a case of Yellow Rose!!!

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Update, October 2nd:

Our Ghost Chile Porter, UndeadHeadEd, is out to welcome in the fall season. Very scrumptious. Seek it.

Important: anyone looking to visit the Brewery this Saturday, please park only in the areas designated on this map:

This is only for this weekend. Normal parking resumes next weekend. Cheers!

 

Update, September 11th:

We have quite a few new releases scheduled for the coming months:

Our Ghost Chile Porter and Braggot are back! Plus the newest Zythophile is just around the corner...stay tuned.

 

Update, August 3rd:

This Saturday Grifters & Shills will be playing along with touring songwriter Brad Fielder!

 

Update, July 31st:

This Saturday Little Outfit will be playing!

 

Update, July 20th:

Lone Pint Brewery has been nominated by The Daily Meal for their 50 Best Craft Breweries in America!

Cheers! Please vote for us!

 

Update, June 17th:

Lily & Seamus has been re-released as a hoppy wheat, perfect for summer quaffling: Pours a frothy white head, with a hazy yellow body. The nose is primarily orange, with notes of tangerine, apricot, and pine. Upfront it has a light malt presence with light breadiness. It finishes dry and hoppy. 41 IBU's and 5.8% AbV.

The Culture Trip voted us one of the 10 Best Craft Breweries in Texas! Thanks guys!

*** WE WILL BE CLOSED ON JUNE 20TH ***

 

Update, June 1st:

*** WE WILL BE CLOSED ON JUNE 20TH ***

 

Update, May 19th:

We will be brewing a batch of Yellow Rose in Austin this weekend at Bangers. Come check it out!

 

Update, April 28th:

Come join us on May 2nd for the Magnolia Corks n Canvas Festival on the Stroll!

*** We will be closed on Saturday, May 16th. ***

 

Update, April 8th:

Zythophile Equinox is out! Seek it. This is a new new hop just released last year.

 

Update, March 11th:

Check out the March issue (#98) of Beer advocate. They did a little piece on us. Thanks Beer advocate!

Also, the Second Annual Houston Firkin Festival is on March 28th. Come sample some exotic cask ales.

 

Update, February 19th:

The next Zythophile is coming in a few weeks!

Also, we have changed our food format on Saturdays. There is now food for purchase.

 

Update, January 28th:

Gentleman's Relish Nitro is back. Good times will be had by all!

 

Update, January 6th:

Happy 2015 all!

 

 

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