No-Label Brewery is A Cool Place to Visit on a Hot Day
In the shadow of Katy’s abandoned rice mills, No Label’s microbrewery taproom and beergarden makes for a great escape from the doldrums of summer heat. In fact, the brewery is housed in one of these mills. They cleared the interior space to set up beer vats, fermentation tanks and bottling machines to brew close to 5,000 barrels, or about 155,000 gallons of craft beer, a year.
The taproom is open Wednesday through Friday, but on Saturday the place turns into a veritable party. Says Head Brewer James Wolfe “You should come out here on a Saturday, when we have our weekly tour. We always have a big crowd turn up, even in the hot summer months. On Saturdays, we have a local band playing, too, and a couple of food trucks outside.”
In the shadow of a silo and with a wide-open courtyard area, the brewery set up seating areas everywhere: under the trees by an old cottage, inside with a view of the fermentation tanks, outside under the porch. In summer they build canopies to provide extra shades, fans blow cool air and the beer will do the rest to cool you down.
All of their regular brews are available on tap, and this summer that includes a new refreshing lavender honey wheat beer Forbidden Lavender Wit, and in their off-label series, available at the taproom only: Suburban Funk Cherry Sour.
> Taproom hours: W–Th 2–8pm, F 2–7pm, Sa tour & tasting noon– 3pm. The brewery is dog- and kid-friendly (admission is free for those under 21 but they must be accompanied by a parent). You are welcome to bring a picnic, chairs and nonalcoholic drinks.
No Label Brewing Company (nolabelbrew.com) is located 5351 1st St., Katy, Texas