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What are the Best Brazos Valley Brewing Company Beers?

November 30th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Brazos Valley Brewing Company

There is a cornucopia of craft breweries in Central Texas worthy of your visit. But, when you’re in Brenham, nothing beats the Brazos Valley Brewing Company. You’ll find a variety of great, local craft beers from which to choose. But, which beers are the best? Read on to find out!

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What Brazos Valley Brewing Company Has to Offer

Despite being a relative newcomer to the Texas craft beer scene, the Brazos Valley Brewing Company has a wonderful rotation of beers for every variety of beer aficionado. The brewery was founded in 2013 by a five-man crew of craft brewing enthusiasts and has since blossomed into one of Central Texas’ best craft breweries. Combining a passion for brewing with a variety of brewing methods means you get an incredible rotation of favorites as well as new creations to entice your taste buds.

You can visit them on their patio on Friday nights from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Beers You Need to Try

Big Spoon Tres Leches Stout | Milk/Sweet Stout | ABV: 6.00%

The syrupy black body and off-white/tan head are beauties to behold if you like a good stout. Vanilla aromas on the nose with notes of chocolate and coffee develop as wonderful nuances to this milk stout. The smooth mouthfeel means you will enjoy this stout from head to finish!

7 Spanish Angels | American Brown Ale | ABV: 6.50%

This dark amber brown ale with an off-tan headgreets you with aromas of coffee and caramel. The coffee notes add a nutty flavor, creating a wonderful complexity with a touch of bitterness that resolves to a smooth finish for an easy drink.

Mama Tried | American IPA | ABV: 6.60%

This incredibly balanced pale ale will brighten your nose with friendly aromas of pineapple and citrus. The hazy, dark gold color of the body is complemented by the malt-balanced hops and bready notes of tropical fruits and citrus.

Brazos Valley Golden Ale | American Blonde Ale | ABV: 5.30%

This is the perfect easy drinker. The golden ale features Vienna malt flavor with a balancing, subtle hop note. Straw-gold in appearance, the Brazos Valley Golden Ale finishes with a crisp, fruity essence and a slightly sour aftertaste.

Just Ten Minutes Away from the Best Place to Stay

When you’re trying as much beer as you can at the Brazos Valley Brewing Company in Brenham, you’ll be just ten minutes away from the best place to stay in the area: Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. You’ll love our comfortable rooms and amenities, in addition to the best beer in town! And, if you need more ideas for ways to spend your time, you can count on Murski Homestead with our FREE Vacation Guide!

Where to Find Some of the Best Texas Craft Beer

July 5th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

texas craft beer
You don’t have to look far to find craft beer these days. Brewers and breweries dedicated to creating exceptional beers are in abundance, much to the delight of anyone who appreciates great beer! The Lone Star State is no exception, and when you stay at Murski Homestead B&B, you won’t be far from some of the best Texas craft beer. From the Hill Country to Houston, there’s no shortage of Texas craft beer and brewers!

Texas Craft Beer: Where to Find It


Brazos Valley Brewing Company calls Brenham home, and we’re thankful for that! Less than three years old, Brazos Valley offers a great selection of both mainstay and rotational beers. Get your hop fix with the Roots Radical Double IPA, or opt for the smooth, refreshing Golden Ale. If you want to treat your taste buds to something special, try the 7 Angels Spanish Brown, a brown ale packed full of flavor, thanks in part to their use of Independence Coffee Company beans.


With a thriving culture that boasts great music, art, and food, it’s only right that Austin offers plenty of Texas craft beer. There are too many Austin breweries to list here, so we’ll stick with the most popular. Austin Beerworks is one of the city’s favorites, featuring a great selection of German-style beers, seasonal IPAs, and more. Independence Brewing Company is another local go-to. Stop by their tap room and enjoy their well-rounded selection of beers, live music, and  food! Want more Austin craft beer? Head to Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, Jester King Brewery, or Hops and Grain Brewing, and you won’t be let down.


Heat and humidity go hand in hand in Houston, but you don’t have to look far to beat the heat here. Houston breweries are in abundance, including Zagat-rated Karbach Brewing Company. Karbach brews a wide variety of beers, including their take on a German mainstay, the Karabachtoberfest and the Weisse Versa Wheat. Grab a beer and enjoy the brewery’s restaurant and Biergarten. You can’t visit Houston without visiting the state’s oldest craft brewery, though. Saint Arnold Brewing Company is a Houston favorite, and one pint of their year round or seasonal brews, and you’ll see why. Other great breweries in Houston include 8th Wonder Brewery, Spindletap Brewery, and more.

College Station

College Station is home to not only the Aggies  but to Texas craft beer, too! New Republic Brewing and Blackwater Draw Brewing Company hold down the local beer scene here, and a trip to either will please your palate. Treat yourself to a dark, tasty Skylight Dunkelweizen, or their popular Dammit Jim! Texas amber. Blackwater Draw has two locations in town, giving you twice as many chances to enjoy a pint of their Mulligan Kolsch with brunch.

Hill Country Craft Beer Trail

We only listed a sample of breweries here – just about enough for a flight. If you want to explore the world of Texas craft beer, head to the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail website, and book a tour! Choose one of the several tours that will take you throughout the region, and enjoy the area’s best beer. Shuttle service options are available, so you won’t have to worry about driving.

Enjoy a Stay as Great as Texas Beer at Murski Homestead B&B

Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Washington County, TX, Murski Homestead B&B in Brenham offers guests a charming, romantic stay. Our rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated, and feature great amenities, like king-size beds and whirlpool tubs, and more. Enjoy the exciting small-town charm of Brenham, or take a day trip and explore Austin or Houston. Of course, if you just want to relax at our ranch and take in the beauty of Texas Hill Country, that’s fine by us. Be sure to download our free Washington County vacation guide, too! Contact Murski Homestead B&B today by calling (979) 830-1021, and start planning your Texas getaway.

Some of the Most Delicious Beer is Made Here in Brenham Brewery

February 16th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Craft Breweries in Texas

Brenham Brewery is home to some is the most delicious beer, handmade right here in Brenham Texas by four guys who have been friends for a long time. Like so many boutique wineries and small craft breweries, Brenham Brewery was started in their garage by four friends who really like good beer and were on a mission to see if they could create their own delicious brews. As so many businesses started from home do, this one soon outgrew their backyards and garage, ultimately taking on a life of its’ own.

Started in Bryan/College Station, their craft beer business found its way to its’ new home in Brenham Texas and was christened the Brazos Valley Brewery. Lucky for them, there was already a building that had been set up by a previous craft brewery (though now defunct) that was just waiting for a new master Brewer to take over and once again start producing fine craft beer. Obviously, a match made in heaven commenced.

Brazos Valley Brewery, known affectionately as our Brenham Brewery, now produces some of the most delicious beer made in this part of Texas! Open most weekends, you can sit out on the patio in the biergarten and enjoy a fresh pulled mug of cold delicious craft beer.  Located just a mere  10 minutes from the ranch, you can return to the ranch to  settle into our outdoor  spa for a relaxing  soak after enjoying some  local brews.

What to choose:  they always  have these three permanent pulls plus a selection of rotating drafts to choose from:
1)Golden Ale: Their original brew, the Golden Ale achieves the perfect balance of Crystal hops and Vienna malt. Light, refreshing, sessionable offering that keeps you coming back for more.
2)Cause IPA:  Their IPA is bittered with Columbus hops for a strong resiny bite, then flavored with Centennial and Cascade hops for a floral aroma and citrus finish. More floral hops at flameout and dry hop with Cascade to push this experience over the edge.
3)Silt Brown Ale:  Paying homage to the mighty Brazos River, a malty body mixed with a hint of chocolate, slight caramel notes, and hop flavor as bold as the river it’s named after.

Current brews on rotating selection:

  1. 7 Spanish Angles
  2. Big Spoon Tres  Leches Stout
  3. Roots Radicals AIPA
  4. 13TH Can

Before or after enjoying a cold mug, meander into historic downtown Brenham which is just a block away. Here you will find a smorgasbord of boutiques, antique shops, art venues, fine restaurants and boatloads of charm!  Stop in at Home Sweet Farms and visit their Biergarten where you can enjoy even more delicious micro brews on tap of small production Texas breweries!

For history buffs, Downtown Brenham is on the historic record for its’ original downtown square and archeological architecture. Pick up a walking map from The Visitors Center in The Simon Theatre and enjoy a self guided tour of all the buildings, learning about their history, the history of Brenham and the amazing architecture of the landscape which now house modern restaurants, shops, and businesses.

Brenham is a treasure trove of history for history’s buffs with its relationship as the Birthplace of Texas and as the hub of the wheel for Texas history. Downtown Brenham is home to several museums that showcase times of the past and offer a glimpse of what life was like back in those early settlement days.

Of course, you are going to need a place to call home during your time enjoying our Brenham Brewery, downtown Brenham and all the other attractions that our part of Texas has to offer. The ranch is the perfect place to put your feet up, rest a spell, enjoy the outdoor spa, country life and good food. Each evening come home to a really comfortable bed, private rooms, beautiful relaxing countryside and rise in the morning to enjoy a homemade breakfast before beginning another day exploring and enjoying. Book your room now and let’s get started!