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What You Need to Know About Blackwater Draw Brewing Company

November 23rd, 2016 by Pamela Murski

Blackwater Draw Brewing Company

The Texas Hill Country has some incredible craft breweries you shouldn’t miss out on. At the top of the list in College Station, TX, is Blackwater Draw Brewing Company. Affectionately named after the sludgy, black water that is the source of the Brazos River, the brewers guarantee an incredible brew to the last drop. If you’re a beer aficionado or just after an ice cold beer, this is the place to be. Here’s what you need to know about Blackwater Draw Brewing Company.

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Blackwater Draw Brewing Company Brews Up Delicious Beer

The fierce brewers at Blackwater Draw Brewing Company work hard to craft incredible brews year-round. You can’t be a brewmaster and not have an intense love for beer and the craft of making it. So, to give a little history, Blackwater Draw Brewing Company crafts excellent beer in honor of the company’s namesake, the Brazos River. They use only the purest ingredients to create their beers, sourcing local ingredients as much as possible. So, come on by and “hunker down” and enjoy any of these spectacular brews.

Mexican Style Lager

ABV: 4.8%

IBU: 20

Color: Copper

This beer is brewed in a traditional Mexican style. It is a Vienna lager with crisp malt flavor and a tinge of hop aroma.

Timber Snake India Pale Ale

ABV: 6.8%

IBU: 67

Color: Amber

This beer combines a blend of Maris Otter, Crystal, and Vienna malts with a hoppy balancing act of Warrior, Millennium, and Cascade hops. As a result, this beer is great for anyone who loves hops!

Mulligan Kölsch

ABV: 5.25%

IBU: 30

Color: Light

Designed as a hybrid beer to appeal to the novice and the experience craft beer junkie, Mulligan has a bready sweetness combined with German hops. It’s the perfect introduction to craft beer for the light beer drinker.

Contract Killer Coffee Porter

ABV: 6.4%

IBU: 60

Color: Dark

Featuring What’s the Buzz coffee, a local roaster, the Contract Killer Coffee Porter is the perfect combination of Vienna and chocolate malts with the kick of quality roasted black coffee.

One-Offs

ABV: Adequate

IBU: Irrelevant

Color: Equal Opportunity

On some Saturdays throughout the year, Blackwater Draw Brewing Company offers one-keg varieties of test beers for lucky testers. So, pay attention for trial-brews like Pecan Pie Brown Ale, Wood-Aged Imperial Porter, Peanut Butter & Honey Brown Ale, Ginger Saison, Raccoon Ninja, Ancho Chile & Cocoa Imperial Porter, and Chocolate Cherry Contract Killer.

Just Up the Road from the Best Place to Stay in Texas

Blackwater Draw Brewing Company isn’t far from the best stay in Central Texas, Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast! So, once you’ve indulged in the delicious craft brews, come back and kick up your feet and relax in one of our comfortable rooms on the ranch! And, if you’re looking for more ways to spend your time while in Central Texas, then download our FREE Vacation Guide! It’s full of great ways to spend your time and everything you need to see while you’re here.

Catch the Rest of the Texas A&M Football Season

October 6th, 2015 by Pamela Murski

Texas A&M Football ScheduleIt is the best time of the year, Texas A&M football season. Located only 40 minutes away from Kyle Field, the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place for you to stay when you’re not cheering on your Aggies! Enjoy a great night sleep and a hearty breakfast before heading to College Station for a game. With eight games left in the season, four of which are at home, there is plenty of time to book your stay at the Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast.

Texas A&M Football Season Schedule

  • October 17th vs. Alabama @ College Station
  • October 24th vs. Ole Miss @ Oxford, MS
  • October 31st vs. South Carolina @ College Station
  • November 7th vs. Auburn @ College Station
  • November 14th vs. Western Carolina @ College Station
  • November 21st vs. Vanderbilt @ Nashville, TN
  • November 28th vs. LSU @ Baton Rouge, LA
  • December 5th SEC Championship @ Atlanta, GA

Texas A&M Football Season Recap

Week 1

The Aggies started off strong in the first week of the college football season with a big 38-17 win against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Sun Devils attempted to recruit two local players who ended up signing with Texas A&M making this match-up one for the books. It was also the first time the Sun Devils played the Aggies which caused a large drop in Arizona State’s rankings after the loss.

Week 2

With a 56-23 win over the Ball State Cardinals, Kyle Allen threw 126 yards just in the first half! The energy was electric at Kyle Field for this game. Kyler Murray threw his first career touchdown pass at the end of the first half. 

Week 3

The Nevada Wolf Pack took a brutal beating in the week 3 game against the Aggies. Allen totalled five touchdowns in this huge win against the Wolf Pack. At this point, the Texas A&M team and their fans were ready for SEC football. As the last nonconference game, everyone was excited anticipating the first conference game in week 4.

Week 4

After Week 4 the Aggies are rising in the power rankings. Texas A&M remain undefeated and brought home a 28-21 win after a thrilling overtime game against the Arkansas Razorbacks. A missed field goal sealed the deal for the Aggies, keeping their unbeaten status early in the season. After the Arkansas game, the Aggies rose to 12th in the power rankings.

Week 5

Week 5 has come and gone and the Aggies still remain undefeated. The Aggies headed into the second half with a 14-point lead and remained on top throughout the second half. The second half didn’t see any touchdowns from Texas A&M, but their two field goals kept them on top. With a final score of 30-17 against Mississippi State, the Aggies are ready to continue their undefeated reign throughout the season.

Plan Your Trip

Only a 45-minute drive from Kyle Field, Murski Homestead Bed & Breakfast is the perfect place to stay when you’re not cheering on your Aggies. If you’re making the trip to see Texas A&M play, you should plan to stay for several days to take advantage of the many things to do and see in this area.

Gig Em Aggies!

Photo credit: Ed Schipul / Flickr

6 Things to Do Near College Station

November 25th, 2014 by Pamela Murski

Antique Shopping Near College Station

Antique Shopping Near College Station

The amount of things to do near College Station are limitless!  Our Bed and Breakfast is a mere 40 minute drive through  the beautiful countryside from College Station and guests are often having to choose from the abundance of activities, sites to visit, historical attractions, music and theatre venues, tours, gardens, restaurants, and other exciting things to do near College Station and Brenham.  To get you started here is a short listing of  our top 6 picks!

1.  Washington On The Brazos State Park:

The Birthplace of Texas, Washington On The Brazos is an amazing historical site and one of the many things to do near College Station and Brenham.  Some highlights of WOB…. The Park is home  to Independence Hall, Barrington Living History Farm, Fanthorp Inn, Star of the Republic Museum, and Six Flags Over Texas Monument.  The activities are year round here.  Experience Texas history at its’ inception,  where the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed and the government of the Republic of Texas was created.  Walk  in the footsteps of Davy Crockett, step into  the  life of Dr. Anson Jones (the last President of the Republic of  Texas) as you experience Barrington Living  History Farm through interpreters  participating and reenacting the daily activities of life on the farm over 150 years ago, and immerse yourself in the rich history of the Republic of Texas (a sovereign nation from 1836 to 1846) by exploring the Museum’s award-winning exhibitions of an unparalleled look at the people, places, and events that shaped the character of the Texas we know today.  For more information call 936-878-2461, ext. 237 or check the website.

2.  George Bush Library:

The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, part of the National Archives and Records Administration’s Presidential Libraries network, home of records and artifacts of George H.W. Bush the 41st President of the United States, contains  textual archives of more than 45 million pages of documents plus audio-visual archives of more than 2 million photographs and thousands of hours of video and audio recordings .  For information: Click Here

3.  Winery Tours and Tastings:

Home to the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail,  there are a variety of Boutique Wineries between College Station and Brenham to stop, tour and enjoying a tasting at.  Some of our favorites on the trail are Pleasant Hill Winery, Windy Winery, Saddlehorn Winery, Texas Star Winery, and Messina Hof Winery.  The trail hosts food and wine pairing with special events throughout the year.  Murski Homestead B&B is  located within 15 minutes of 3 of the 4 listed!

4.  Independence, Texas:

Founded in 1835, Independence is a town rich in history including being the homesite of Baylor University and the home to General Sam Houston and his family  in the 1850s.   Visit Old Baylor Park, walk the village loop, and learn about early Texas history, Sam Houston, pioneer homes, historic churches, old plantations, and more.  Bike tours, driving tours, walking tour, lighted church tour and festival celebrations throughout the  year can all be found in this tiny historic town.   To plan your tour, click here.

5.  Theatre in Historic Downtown Brenham:

One of  the  things to do near College Station is enjoying a live production at Unity Theatre in Historic Downtown Brenham.  Unity Theatre rivals New York style Broadway with its’  unique setting in a beautifully renovated warehouse and crafting of  professional theatre by bringing in actors, directors, designers and technicians from across the country to give patrons the most rewarding theatrical experience possible!  To check their production  schedule, location and ticket sales, visit their  website or call 979-830-1460.

6.  Antique Shopping:

Every little town has its’ antique shop draw.  Some of our favorite haunts to get you started are located in Brenham, a mere 35 minute drive from College Station, are Leftovers, JR’s Antiques, Blue Bird Off  The Square, Antique Gypsy and of, course, the semi-annual Round Top Antiques Shows.  In Bryan, be sure to visit the downtown area for some great shops and in the outlying towns of Navasota and Chappell  Hill.

Ready to get started?  Book your room today and we’ll help you plan your excursions!  So much to do…..not enough time!