Founded in 2015, Texas’s SpindleTap Brewery was named after the oil boom town of Spindletop, which during the early part of the 20th century helped Houston begin its journey to becoming a world capital for the oil and gas industry. The town is famous for its giant 1901 oil geyser, which was the biggest at the time, and American energy giants like Gulf Oil, Texaco and Exxon can trace their origins there.
SpindleTap is looking to strike similar liquid gold. Over the last few years, SpindleTap has become a Houston favorite, producing a ton of popular hazy double India pale ales (dig this brand list). Now, SpindleTap is looking to continue that boom with the opening of SpindlePark, SpindleTap Brewery’s outdoor entertainment complex. This place looks awesomely massive and fun. Just dig all these photos.
The addition of the giant sports playground for adults and families is adding 3.5 acres to the existing taproom. Visitors will have access to play baseball, kickball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, cornhole, disc golf and nine holes on the SpindlePutt Championship Golf Course. Championship!
What are the Covid-19 protocols here? We reached out to SpindleTap, and they sent us this:
“As for covid-19 protocols, masks must be worn inside the taproom unless seated. Inside the taproom we have reduced seating to create space for social distancing. We have sanitizer placed around the property. Tables and chairs are cleaned and sanitized. We are using single use cups. Putters and golf balls are cleaned and sanitized after each use. Masks are encouraged outdoors but not required. All tables are spaced out for social distancing. We do take it serious and luckily so do most of our patrons.”
With the taproom and SpindlePark open every day, patrons are able to enjoy the amenities safely with plenty of outdoor space in a family friendly environment, but what about the beers?
The all-Citra-hopped Heavy Hands, has garnered national acclaim from publications like Hop Culture, which showcased it as one of its “5 Best Beers We Drank This Week,” while Thrillist ranked it among its “34 Hottest IPAs in America Right Now.” Additionally, the brewery’s Juiceton DIPA — originally brewed in the summer of 2017 — was Houston’s first-ever canned Hazy Double IPA, and to this day remains a favorite of juiceheads across the country. The brewery won Silver at GABF in 2019 in the Honey Beer category for Honey Hole.
Now, enjoy some photos of the new complex.