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A Texas Revolution - Then and Now

On January 10, 1901, several failed attempts, a whole lot of lost money, and even more blood, sweat and tears all became worth it when a drill bit finally hit paydirt at a depth of 1,139 feet in a major oil discovery at Spindletop Hill outside of Beaumont, Texas. The “gusher” produced a previously unheard of 100,000 barrels of crude oil per day and forever changed the landscape of industry in the State of Texas, as people flocked in from near and far to try to stake their claim to the black gold buried beneath the surface. Fast forward 110 years: Texans love their beer, but when it came to finding high quality crafts, the well is a duster. Outdated distribution laws and on site sales regulations have rendered the industry non-economic, and with a very select few exceptions, Texans must drink craft beer imported from other states or none at all. And then in an instant everything changed.
A few smart legislators lead by the prospect of job growth and competitive markets set their crosshairs on the old way of doing things and hit another economic gusher when they successfully changed the laws favorably for the craft brewery industry in Texas. The revolution was underway. In beer terms, a Spindle Tap is a wooden handle with round shaped spindles used to open the flow of beer from the keg through the spigot for the pour into the glass. But regardless of material or design, at SpindleTap Brewery, we embrace the booming growth of the industry and welcome each and every new tap handle we see in the restaurants, bars and retailers of our great State. Our name is a celebration of the rapid expansion of the industry – one that was long overdue. The past is repeating itself, we have again hit paydirt.

Proudly Brewed in Houston, Texas by Houston, Texans. Join us for a little liquid gold served coldcheers_box

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Boomtown Blonde

Houston, Texas / AKA Clutch City / BoomTown Proper

ABV: 5.5%    
IBU: 20

BoomTown Blonde is a salute to Houston and all this big ol’ mess of steel, sweat and 100% pure Texas has to offer.  No sizzle, all steak.  No hat, all cattle.  Okay, maybe a little hat of the 10-gallon variety if you’re so inclined.  The point remains.


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Honey Hole

Hop Gusher IPA

ABV: 6.5%

West Coast IPA with tropical notes of grapefruit, pineapple, mango and melon. Easy drinking, quite refreshing, quenches-your-throat – kind of IPA!


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Honey Hole

Honey Hole ESB

ABV: 7%
IBU: 20

 

Spindle Tap Honey Hole is a smooth, easy drinking beer that’s always on point.  Just one taste, and you might have yourself a new go-to brew.  Yes sir, you’ve found a winner.


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Houston Haze NEIPA
ABV: 6.5%

Bursting with orange and grapefruit flavor from heaping amounts of Citra, and pineapple, mango and other tropical fruit notes from Galaxy, Houston Haze is a 6.5% double-dry-hopped delight.


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Hop Options

El Dorado / Amarillo

ABV: 7%
IBU: 70

Life is full of choices. Bacon or sausage? Coffee or tea? Blonde or brunette…

The fact of the matter is that one’s chocolate and the other is vanilla, but they’re both sweet. Sometimes in life, we find ourselves at a fork in the road, and there may not be a right answer. Or rather, there may not be a wrong answer, because either direction is a good one. The choices may vary, and they may vary drastically, but each available option is a strong one, and you can’t go wrong.

So let it be with SpindleTap Hop Option.

We’re not simply talking about a beer here, because really, it’s more about choices. We’re talking about setting yourself up for success, regardless of direction. There is no wrong answer, only varying degrees of fine craft enlightenment. Congrats on making it this far, pilgrim. From here it is only smooth sailing – these stocks only go up. So dive right in and and begin your journey with The Hop Option.


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Wildcatter Wit

DOUBLE BELGIAN WIT WITH AGAVE/TAMARIND

ABV: 7%
IBU: 70

Classic Belgian Wit characteristics with mild agave sweetness and very slight tartness from the tamarind that helps balance the sweetness. Easy to drink, refreshing summer brew.


additional-beers

Additional Beers


Rauchtabout

Dry/Irish Stout

ABV: 4.5%

Slightly roasty/smokey, flavorful, perfectly balanced stout. This dry stout is rich and creamy, roasty but smooth, smokey but velvety. Good for any occasion!

Pecao!

Brown IPA

ABV: 8%

This amazing brown IPA is finished with cacao and pecans. The unsweetened chocolate compliments the bitterness of the hops, as well as increases perceptive sweetness. The pecans add a nutty finish and depth of sweetness.

Aceite Crudo

Russian Imperial Stout

ABV: 11%

Aceite Crudo, which means crude/raw oil, is a full bodied and rich mouthfeel. The RIS has amazing coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate and dried fruit notes.

our-team

Our Team

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

Brody Chapman

Brody Chapman

Founder View Details
David Miller

David Miller

Founder View Details
Adam Wright

Adam Wright

Founder View Details
Garrison Mathis

Garrison Mathis

Head Brewer & Founder View Details
Leo Longoria

Leo Longoria

Sales Representative View Details
Cameron Banks

Cameron Banks

Founder View Details
Shaun Ebersole

Shaun Ebersole

Brewmaster | Founder View Details
Brody Chapman

Brody Chapman

Founder

Brody was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming to a semi-professional skier father and rodeo star mother.  That’s not true (apart from being born there), but it’s not altogether unbelievable when you meet his parents.  Remarkable people.  Anyhow, the Chapmans relocated to Houston in 1989 and Brody grew up in Kingwood and attended Texas Tech University after a short career playing college football at Western State.

After graduating from Texas Tech, Brody started a lucrative career selling copy machines in a role that would ultimately lead him to anoint himself the “Houston King of Copiers”.  After a couple of years atop his throne, he woke up one day and said, “You know, selling copy machines sucks.” and took a new role working in freight and logistics in close correlation to the oil & gas industry.  It was this move that would refine Brody’s skills and lead to his ultimate jump into the world of entrepreneurialism.  Along with David Miller, he went into business on his own opening “Lightning Logistics” and a number of related companies that have done very well.  

In 2014, Brody and Dave began construction on their 65,000 square foot distribution center.  It was here that the idea for Spindle Tap Brewery materialized.

The rest is history.  Not really, since Spindle Tap Brewery is brand new, but you get the picture.  

Brody is married to Caroline Montano Chapman and has 2 beautiful strapping young boys.  We wish Caroline the best of luck in advance of their teenage years.

David Miller

David Miller

Founder

David grew up in Kingwood, Texas outside of Houston the son of Donna and Bob Miller.  In 1996 he graduated and was off to Texas A&M University.  Reflecting on his time there, David has often been quoted as saying, “Texas A&M was an amazing experience, primarily because I got to hang out with Cameron Banks.”  It’s possible that he didn’t say that, but he certainly should have.

David and Cameron were roommates from their sophomore year until graduation.  After a brief stint of separation anxiety, David moved into the same neighborhood in West Houston as Cameron and the two continue to share air.  

David began his career working for Duke Energy in various finance-related capacities.  One night after quite a few too many beers, he agreed to leave the corporate world and start a company with Brody Chapman.  The move turned out to be a good one, and the two have enjoyed significant success.  To this day, David continues to credit Cameron Banks as the main inspiration behind everything he does.  It’s possible that he doesn’t, but he certainly should.  It was David that first approached Cameron with the idea of opening Spindle Tap Brewery in early 2014.  Cameron initially rejected the idea as “kinda dumb”, but after 6-7 seconds of heavy persuasion by David, he caved and agreed they should clearly open a brewery.

David is married to Katie Russ Miller and they have 2 wonderful kids, Parker and Campbell.  Cameron continues to raid Dave’s beer fridge to this day.  Basically, nothing has changed since college.

Adam Wright

Adam Wright

Founder

Another Houston native, Adam grew up in Kingwood with Brody Chapman and David Miller. “Grew up” may be a stretch with those 3, actually. Anyhow, Adam describes his youth as a period of rebellious confusion. Actually, I describe his youth that way because he played soccer.

After high school graduation Adam (still confused) became an expat and attended Indiana University where he pursued a worthless degree in Sports Marketing & Management. Realizing how silly the State of Indiana was, Adam moved back to the homeland and was hired by the Houston Texans, despite Adam’s shady background in European sports.

After 13 short years working in sales, Adam decided that he didn’t particularly care to work in sales. Recognizing the talent-grab opportunity, David and Brody quickly hired Adam as in-house entertainment with the role of a tap-dancing greeter at the front desk. Though he enjoyed significant success, he was quickly promoted to the Chief Operating Officer, which made a lot more sense on any number of levels.

Adam is married with 3 amazing kids, Shaun (named after our brewmaster), Samuel (named after Samuel L. Jackson), and Avery (named after James Avery jewelry). The names and marital status are the only true aspects of the preceding sentence.

Garrison Mathis

Garrison Mathis

Head Brewer & Founder

-bio to come-

Leo Longoria

Leo Longoria

Sales Representative
Cameron Banks

Cameron Banks

Founder

Cameron was born in the frozen wasteland of Minnesota where he survived until liberation at age 10 when his family moved to San Antonio, Texas.  Though not a Texan by birth, he quickly fell in love with The Lone Star State.  So much so, in fact, that when his family again moved to North Carolina in 1995, Cameron chose Texas over family, living with a friend until high school graduation.

In the fall of 1996, Cameron enrolled at Texas A&M University and began his life long education in beer.  Frustrated with the lack of (beer) diversity he initially encountered, Cameron joined a greek fraternity where he would meet future Spindle Tap partner David Miller.  Constantly driven by his desire to learn (about beer), Cameron attended many social gatherings and found almost nightly opportunities to gain knowledge (about beer).  After 6 short years of learning, Cameron was ready to move on to the next level and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in accounting, a masters in finance, and a (honorary) doctorate in beer consumption.

After graduation, Cameron spent a couple months in Europe learning a lot about beer.  A whole lot.  Actually, there isn’t much “history” of his time in Europe.  Really should have written some stuff down or taken some more pictures or something…

Cameron has lived and worked in the energy sector of Houston since coming back from allegedly spending time in Europe after graduating from A&M.  His drive and desire to continue on the path towards righteousness (of beer) have remained strong throughout his career.  He is currently married and has roughly two (?) children.  Or at least two little people that make noise and eat all the good food in the house.

Shaun Ebersole

Shaun Ebersole

Brewmaster | Founder

After a relatively quiet life as a Director of IT security, in 2012, Shaun Ebersole learned that he had terminal liver disease.  Desperate to leave his family in a position of financial stability, Shaun began working the back channels and supplying a black market hooch industry with ultra-high quality homebrew.  Though immediately successful and extremely profitable, it wasn’t long until Shaun began finding a myriad of issues with suppliers, rival underground brewmasters, law enforcement, and even his own family.  Trying to stay 1 step ahead of the game, Shaun worked himself deeper and deeper into a dark web of lies.  Through increasingly difficult challenges coming from all angles, Shaun has survived and thrived by slowly changing from the man he once was to a new Kingpin of…

Wait, no…I’m thinking of Breaking Bad.

Shaun Ebersole has lived in Houston, Texas all of his life and began the art of crafting fine brews roughly 10 years ago.  He works in IT in the O&G industry when he’s not in his garage coming up with new beer varieties and has been a colleague of Cameron Banks for several years.

Shaun’s strength lies in his attention to detail.  He is extremely organized and methodical in his brewing operations and does not accept mediocrity or compromise when it comes to quality.  What he lacks in large-scale experience, he more than makes up for in ability and creative drive.  He has a long resume of brewing outstanding beers and we’re very excited to see what he can do with commercial grade equipment.

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News+Events

Beer Release Pre-Sale February 21st at 7pm

Eventbrite Pre-Sale starts Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm!

Heavy Hands Double IPA: 4xDry Hopped, all the Citra – 8% ABV
Cosmic Clouds Double IPA: 4xDry Hopped, all Galaxy – 8% ABV

Pre-Sale Limit: 2 x 4-pack of Cosmic Clouds and 1 case (6 x 4-pack) of Heavy Hands; Price: $16/4-pack for both brands

If you are unable to purchase through pre-sale, we will have an allotted amount saved for walk-up purchase starting on February 23rd at 12:00pm. First come, first serve, so, arrive early! The walk-up purchase limit will be 1×4-pack of Cosmic Clouds and 1 case (6×4-pack) of Heavy Hands.

You can also pick up your pre-sale purchases starting Friday, February 23rd at 12:00pm. We will have all beers on tap at that time. Friday is Happy Hour, $3 pints all day (not including: Specialty Beer, Cosmic Clouds or Heavy Hands) and Saturday we will have Crawfish by Kid Kreole.

Pick up times:
Friday, Feb. 23rd – 12pm – 9pm
Saturday, Feb. 24th – 10am-9pm
Sunday, Feb. 25th – 11am – 6pm

Feb. 26th – March 11th:
Mon-Wed. — 9am – 4pm
Thursday — 9am – 10pm
Friday — 9am – 9pm
Saturday — 12-9pm
Sunday — 11am-6pm
**The last day for pick- up will be March 11th**

The link (which will go live Wednesday, February 21st at 7pm) to purchase pre-sale beer is below. The pre-sale will end on Friday, February 23rd at 9am.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-beer-release-spindlet…

Please call (713)325-1477 or email us at info@spindletap.com for more information.

January Beer Release

Eventbrite Pre-Sale starts Wednesday, January 24th at 7pm!

Heavy Hands Double IPA: 4xDry Hopped, all the Citra – 8% ABV

Juiceton Double IPA: Made with massive amounts of Citra, Mosaic, Simcoe & Columbus which gives this beer a complex blend of pine and citrus notes – 8% ABV

Houston Haze IPA: 2x dry hopped, Guava, pineapple & grapefruit are a few juicy notes coming from the Galaxy and Citra hops – 6.5% ABV

Limit: 2 x 4-pack per brand; Price: $16/4-pack

If you are unable to purchase through pre-sale, we will have an allotted amount saved for purchase starting on January 26th at 4:30pm. First come, first serve, so, arrive early! The walkup purchase limit will be 1, 4-pack per brand.

You can pick up your pre sale purchases also starting Friday at 4:30pm. We will have all beers on tap at that time.

Pick up times:

Friday, Jan. 26th– 4:30pm – 9pm

Saturday, Jan. 27th– 10am-9pm

Sunday, Jan. 28th– 11am – 6pm

Jan. 29th – Feb. 18th:

Mon-Wed. — 9am – 4pm

Thursday — 9am – 10pm

Friday — 9am – 9pm

Saturday — 12-9pm

Sunday — 11am-6pm

 

**The last day for pick- up will be February 18th**

 

The link (which will go live Wednesday at 7pm) to purchase pre sale beer is below. The pre sale will end on Friday, January 26th at 10am.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spindletap-brewery-ipa-beer-re…

Please call (713)325-1477 or email us at info@spindletap.com for more information.

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Trailer Rental & Food Options

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Spindletap Trailer

-Available for RENT – Pit/Trailer

Please email info@spindletap.com


Food Options

  • Food Truck Fridays – 12-noon to 9pm
  • Wildcatter  Burgers and Derrick Dogs – served with Kettle Brand Chips – served on Saturdays and Sundays

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