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Where to Find Some of the Best Texas Craft Beer

July 5th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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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.

3 of the Most Romantic Places to Go in Texas

May 18th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

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Texas is known for doing things right, whether it’s the state’s renowned BBQ, iconic culture or championship-winning sports teams. And, thanks to the Lone Star State’s beautiful scenery and exciting environment, there’s no shortage of romantic places to go in Texas! It’s not all rodeos and country music (as some might think) – it’s great place to visit when you and your significant other need to getaway. Keep reading, and we’ll show you where the best escapes in the state are.

3 of the Most Romantic Places to Go in Texas


Small Town Texas Charm – Brenham

Romantic getaways don’t always need to be exotic – sometimes, all that’s need is the quiet, quaint appeal of a small town, encompassed by postcard-worthy views. That’s exactly what you’ll find when you visit Brenham, Texas. Located in the heart of scenic Texas Hill Country, you’ll plenty to do here, whether you’re visiting Pleasant Hill Winery (part of the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail) or Windy Winery, dining at 96 West, or enjoying a performance at the Dr. W.W. O’Donnell Performing Arts Center. Downtown Brenham is home to live music throughout the summer, art galleries and local theater productions. If you’re looking for romantic places to go on a date in Brenham, you’ll have more than enough to choose from (and if you need dessert, head to Blue Bell Creameries – you’ll thank us).

The best way to experience Brenham is with a stay at Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast. You won’t find a more romantic place to stay than this inviting Texas bed and breakfast. The accommodations and amenities you’ll find here are hard to beat. Whether you’re exploring the surrounding area, or enjoying each other’s company, Murski Homestead is your choice.


A Capital Choice for Couples – Austin

Austin might be weird – but that’s ok, because the capital city is a favorite among romantic places to go in Texas. Known for its thriving music scene, artists and stunning cityscape, Austin has become a magnet for twenty-somethings. So, listen up, millennial couples: You need to spend your next romantic escape in Austin, not overseas. Plan your trip around the Austin City Limits Music Festival (Radiohead, Kendrick Lamar and Mumford and Sons are headlining), dine at VOX Table and Uchi (or any of the countless food trucks around the city if you’re looking for something cheaper), or visit a craft beer brewery or one of countless coffeeshops. If you want to take in the beauty of the city while having fun, head to Rocket Electrics and rent an electric bike. Bike dates are never bad idea, especially with the scenery you’ll find here.


Alamo City Allure – San Antonio

Aside from home to one of the NBA’s most successful franchises (sports-minded couples, take note), San Antonio is a beautiful city home to multiple attractions, including the scenic San Antonio River Walk. Shops, restaurants, art galleries and more line the San Antonio River Walk, and thanks to its beautiful European-esque design, the river walk is one of the most romantic places in Texas. Imagine floating down the San Antonio river at night on a boat tour, surrounded by beautiful building and lights. It’s not hard to see why it’s one of the most romantic places to go in Texas. While you’re there, be sure to visit The Alamo, a legendary icon in both Texas and U.S. history.


Spend Your Next Romantic Getaway at Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast


When it comes to romantic places to go in Texas, it doesn’t get much better than Murski Homestead B&B, located in Brenham, TX. Our property is a beautiful snapshot of scenic Texas Hill Country, providing the perfect setting for a weekend getaway, elopement or small wedding. Our rooms feature spacious, inviting atmospheres, attractive decor, and great amenities like jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces. There’s plenty of great things to do in Brenham, too! Live music, great food and much more await our guests. Download our free Washington County vacation guide, and start planning your next romantic escape at Murski Homestead! Contact us today by email or at (979) 830-1021.

Wondering What to Do in Brenham TX?

May 3rd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Home Sweet Farm Live MusicWondering what to do in Brenham TX?  Look no further as we have all the details here!  First, book your room at the our world class bed and breakfast as your starting and ending spot during your getaway to Brenham.  We are your personal concierge, taking care of all the little details, knowing what’s going on and where to spend your time based upon your travel preferences, providing you with maps, itineraries, dining suggestions and reservations, tickets to live theatre, and  providing you with an escape within the escape here at the ranch!

Here is just a sampling of what to do in Brenham TX:

Bluebonnet Wine Trail:  take a tour of the bluebonnet wine trail, enjoying each boutique winery, their unique small scale productions of Texas wine, the ambiance of their wineries which are framed around the vintners personalities, personal  background and style of wine making.  Enjoy a sampling of their wines with a food pairing during one of the celebratory quarterly trails and take home commemorative wine stems and memorable experiences.

Live Music Concerts:  Try out The Kenney Store for a boot  stomping good time with dinner, drinks, dancing and pure country fun in Kenney, just a 10 minute drive from the B&B!  The Bluebonnet Opry showcases live  talent every third Thursday of the month at the Silver Wings Ballroom.  Every Friday and Saturday nights, you will find live music at Home Sweet Farm Market & Biergarten in downtown Brenham.  Experience the  Hot Nights, Cool Tunes Concert Series every Saturday in July on the Courthouse Square in downtown Brenham.

Festivals:  Festivals are held year round here in these parts.  Some that are particularly legendary are the springtime  Bluebonnet Festival, the Scarecrow Festival in October, the Burton Cotton Gin Festival in the Spring,  Texas Ranger Day, the German celebration called Maifest in May, the Christmas Stroll with its’ lighted Christmas parade in December, the Uptown Wine Swirl in January, Texas Independence Day Celebration, Chappell Hill Lavender & Wine Fest, the annual grape crushing at three of our boutique wineries, the Fall  Festival of Roses, the Round Top Antique Fair and so much more!

History:  As the county seat and official birthplace of Texas, the history part of what to do in Brenham TX is expansive.  A sampling of venues to visit include Washington On The Brazos Historic Site, Toubin Park, Star of Republic Museum, Brenhams Main Street Historic Downtown District, Brenham Heritage Museum, Historic Masonic Cemetery,   the Burton Railroad Depot & Museum, Texas Baptist Historical Center Museum, Seward Plantation, Historic Home Tours of Brenham, Old Baylor at Windmill Hill Park, Barrington Living History Farm, Winedale Historical Complex, the John P.  Coles Home Tours and more.

Shopping:  What to do in Brenham TX also includes shopping of course!  You will find an assortment of boutiques, galleries, wine shops, antique shops, furniture & home decor shops, restaurants, coffee houses, and specialty  shops all within walking distance in Brenhams historic downtown district.  If your feet get tired from walking or your arms get tired from carrying all the shopping bags, just hop in your  car and come back to the ranch for a quick restorative dip in the outdoor spa.  Then head back into town to start once again.  After all, the Bed and Breakfast is just a mere 5 minutes away!

We have to mention Dining as this is one of the main pleasures in life!  What to do in Brenham TX includes some really great authentic grub!  Home Sweet Farm Market for artisanal cheese/charcuterie platters, delicious micro brews, wine and organic food, 96 West for eclectic Tapas, wine & beer and outside dining in downtown, BT Longhorn Saloon for amazing seafood & steaks in a cool historic building just off the courthouse square, Volare for authentic Italian, The Brazos Belle for authentic country French, the Burton Cafe for true German fare,  and Nathans for local BBQ!  These are just a few! Looking for a cooking class and dinner?  We got that too in what to do in Brenham TX!  Just  ask us!