4J is a women-owned and family-operated craft brewery in the Houston/Spring Branch area. The family, including previous generations, has lived in Spring Branch for nearly 100 years. The name 4J comes from the four "J" siblings - Jessica, Jackie, Joanna, and Jennifer. Having four girls whose name all start with a J made it tough on poor dad. He would refer to each of the girls by order of birth. The youngest, #4, and Dad started home brewing together years ago, living by the motto "makin' some and drinkin' some." The beer was always a hit at family events so one day, #4 and Mom decided to "steal" Dad's hobby and shape it into a business. Dad, the official taste tester and brewmaster, quickly warmed up to the idea because he always has enough beer to drink. Mom and #4 sure do have their work cut out for them making sure he leaves some for others!
Please join our family, and stop by for a brew when we open!
Mom and Dad also own 4J Ranch in Blue, Texas. Even though we have responsibilities at the ranch, we brew year-round for the big bucks - and by bucks we mean deer. When we are done brewing our beer, 90% of our spent grain is transported to our ranch to feed cattle, hogs, deer, and other wildlife. 10% of our spent grain is composted for Mom's garden in Houston and the other 5% is used for recipes when Mom and #4 cook...see the blog for recipes!
Edit - the percentages don't add up.. who needs another beer?
4J Brewing Company
firstname.lastname@example.org (713) 678-0776 1348 Cedar Post Lane Houston, Texas 77055