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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!

Everything You Need To Know About The Scarecrow Festival

July 27th, 2016 by Pamela Murski

ScarecrowThe Scarecrow Festival comes around every October in Chappell Hill Texas…..just a stones throw from your perfect country getaway at the ranch.  With over 300 juried artisans, food vendors, craftsmen, and festival atmosphere, there is fun for every age at the Scarecrow Festival.  The Scarecrow Festival is held the first weekend in October every year from daylight to dark on Saturday and Sunday.  Each year, this street fair draws thousand upon thousands who come out to shop, pick up Christmas gifts, enjoy the outdoors and the quaint charm of this tiny little town.

Chappell Hill exudes charm from every corner with its’ delightful  main street shopping to the historical churches and museum.  Enjoy the beautiful, scenic drive down FM 1155 passing pastures of grazing cattle and up and down hills with views to die for!  While in town for the weekend to enjoy the famous Scarecrow Festival, be sure to take in some of the other great offerings available in the area.

While out and about, stop at the wineries along the Bluebonnet Wine Trail and enjoy some local vino,  friendly locals and perhaps make some new friends.  Many of the boutique wineries like Saddlehorn Winery, Windy Winery, Pleasant Hill Winery and Texas Star Winery offer wine clubs where you can get your favorite libation shipped directly to you.  These great wine clubs also mean you’ll be receiving special pricing, advance sales new productions and invitations to special happenings at the wineries.

Is beer your thing?  Then saunter on over to the local biergarten at Home Sweet Farm Market for a mug of any number of microbrews on tap.  While there, order one of their artisanal cheese plates to complement your drinks and you’ve got a ready made appetizer party.  If you happen to stop in after 7:00 P.M., you’ll be treated to live music out back where you can grab a picnic table and kick back to some chill out tunes.  Another great stop is the. Brenham Brewery, home to locally made small production beer.  You can sit out on their patio while you sip a cold one!  What a great way t0 start your evening before dinner!

Head back to the B&B where your romantic, relaxing room is waiting on you.  Enjoy the outdoor spa before heading off to bed for sweet deep dreams!  Other spots to check out during your trip to our area for  the Scarecrow Festival include fine dining at 96 West,  BT Longhorn Saloon, or Volare’, living history at Washington On The Brazos, fantastic museums, live theatre at Unity, antique shopping in downtown Brenham plus more!  So what are you waiting for?  We fill up fast for the Scarecrow Festival weekend, so book your room now before its’ too late!

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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.