Bars with a Ridiculous Amount of Beers on Tap
Are you a knowledgeable beer lover with a thirst for seasonal, craft and specialty beers? If so, Corpus Christi has several exciting pubs, bars and restaurants with plenty of cold, refreshing beers on tap – from dark, malty porters and stouts to light, crisp blonde ales and pale lagers.
What to know: Tapology pours 40 beers on tap, including many difficult to find like Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen or Firestone Walker Nineteen: Anniversary Blend. Come as you are, grab a bar seat and flip through the Tapology Beer Bible for beer stats (description, taste and alcohol by volume). On Thursdays, take $1 off all pints. Check out Facebook for Tap Takeover events, free lunch on NFL Sundays, live music and more.
What to get: With many options on rotation – local breweries and American craft beers from the East Coast to the West Coast – the Beer Bible can help you decide what to order. Ask for Tapology’s nitro lines, mixing nitrogen gas and carbon dioxide to create an insanely smooth and creamy beer with a head resembling a block of cheese. Choose half pints for half price or sample a flight of four, 4 oz. pours.
What to know: The family-owned establishment, now in its 26th year, caters to the locals and provides fun, casual family dining and a pet-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy live music every night except for Mondays, when the Geeks Who Drink pub trivia quiz is in the house Drop in for Tuesday Pint Night featuring $2 beers/$3 craft beers and live ‘80s music covers by the Scarecrow People on the patio.
What to get: Shining the spotlight on Texas beer, the Executive Surf Club features a lengthy list of 36 beers on tap. Among the selections are Corpus Christi’s very own Lorelei Brewing Company and Lazy Beach Brewing, the Hill Country’s Pedernales Brewing Company, Houston’s Karbach Brewing Company and Dallas’ Deep Ellum Brewing Company.
What to know: If you’re looking for a plentiful selection of beer that rotates each week, B&J’s Pizza is another local favorite. Located on the city’s Southside, this newest location opened in 2007, and offers 25 beers on tap, four of which are brewed in house, and more than 100 bottled beers.
What to get: Some of the rotating beers are Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, a clove-scented, banana-flavored golden wheat beer, and Bishop Crackberry, a sweet and tart cranberry and blackberry cider that is a deep purple-reddish color when poured. Need food with your beer? Suggested pairings include Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with Jack’s Special signature pizza or Lazy Beach Blonde with sea salt and pepper wings. Join the B&J Drinkers’ Beer Club to score some swag like koozies, T-shirts and mugs.