Eureka Heights Brewing Company employees will get to work on beer as soon as they’re done “powerwashing the hell out of this warehouse” — that 22,000-sq.-ft. one formerly occupied by Jake’s Finer Foods on W. 18th St., half a block west of N. Durham Dr. (and even closer to the border of the Height’s historically (nominally) dry zone.) The brewery’s webpage also proudly touts its proximity to the trace of the Eureka Heights Fault, which crosses White Oak Bayou about where Ella Blvd. does (just a few blocks to the west of the newly leased space).
Other beer endeavors currently fermenting in and around the Greater Heights area include Platypus Brewpub (preparing to slip in behind the Tacodeli and upscale barbershop on their way to Washington Ave), Holler Brewing Company (planned for the Artists Alley section of the Sawyer Yards Development), Allen’s Landing Brewing Company (3540 Oak Forest Dr., a few blocks west of Petrol Station), and the seemingly-yet-unmoored Great Heights Brewing Company, which claims a numberless address on Heights Blvd. on its Facebook page.
As of October 2015 (according to the HBJ), Texas claimed some 117 craft breweries, up from 60 in 2011, as new laws around distribution have made it easier to start a beer operation from scratch — the Greater Houston Area is now home to more than 15 and counting.
- Soon. Very Soonish. [Eureka Heights Brewing Company]
- Battle of the breweries: Is Houston overflowing with breweries? [HBJ]
Photo of 941 W. 18th St.: Cushman and Wakefield