New Independence Heights brewery Astral Brewing opens its doors

A new brewery has opened up shop in the neighborhood. The fresh arrival to Independence Heights, called Astral Brewing, is located at 4816 N. Shepherd Drive, Suite A.

Led by co-founders Jose Ceja -- who is also head of operations -- and Alex McDonald, who doubles as head brewer, Astral Brewing's "specialty is hoppy ales including hazy north east IPAs and clean and crisp west coast IPAs," according to the brewery's website. They also plan to expand their offerings depending on the season, with unique beers in the summer and winter months.

With a five-star rating out of four reviews on Yelp so far, Astral Brewing has already made a good impression.

Yelper Dave M., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on March 10, shared, "As craft beer drinkers we stopped in as we live in Fulshear. This is an awesome brewery. We talked with the owner Alex, who is very passionate about beer and wants to please everyone. Service is awesome. Beer is awesome."

And Sara J. wrote, "Went there for the first time today because we love to support local businesses, and it was awesome! Exceptional beers and service. As if that isn't enough, they are super dog-friendly."

Intrigued? Stop in to try it for yourself. Astral Brewing is open from 4-10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon-10 p.m. on Saturday and noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. (It's closed Monday-Wednesday.)

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