Sunday, August 21, 2011

Beer Travels: Back To The Petrol Station, Houston, TX

Alright, I know I wrote more in depth about this place a while back, but I'm still loving it.  I highly recommend any beer fan that might be reading this blog in Houston check out The Petrol Station if you haven't already.  As for the BR people, I know a lot of you visit from time to time, so if you want to experience one of the best beer bars I've been to, stop by this joint.
They routinely have a lot of Texas brews on tap, including Real Ale Brewing (tried their 15th Anniversary Stout there) and new Katy, TX brewery No Label Brewing (@nolabelbrewco).  They also have a good selection of all the microbrews you can get into Texas.  Recent trips have included Avery, Great Divide, Breckenridge, Stone, Lagunitas, and Ska brewing.  One of the most impressive things is how often they rotate their taps.  Every time a beer "floats" there is another craft brew waiting to take its place.  In my four trips now I've been able to find new beers to me every time, so that's a good thing!  In addition I've always had the pleasure of extremely knowledgeable bartenders.  It's obvious they are all into craft beer and they try the beers they serve.  They almost always know the details of the style and can recommend a good beer for you if you give them something to go on.


And if you're in the mood for some food, be sure to check out the burgers.  I'd also recommend the pub fries with feta and rosemary, can't go wrong there.  The only other appetizer I've tried so far is the spinach & artichoke dip, and it was pretty good as well.  I can't say I've ever been disappointed with this place... great beer, a good atmosphere, a knowledgeable staff, and even good food!