US-based Urban South Brewery will begin expanding its presence in America by opening its first satellite brewery in Houston, Texas.

Located in Houston’s Sawyer Yards District, the 14,000ft2 facility will feature a ten-barrel research and development (R&D) brewing operation, canning line and dedicated barrel and blending room.

Additionally, the facility will also feature a public taproom with a large patio and beer garden.

Urban South Brewery founder Jacob Landry said: “We wanted our very first satellite brewery to celebrate the deep connection between the cities of Houston and New Orleans.

“After months of planning and construction, we’re excited to finally open the doors. We’re thrilled to be part of the Houston community and can’t wait to share our passion for great beer with our new friends and neighbours.”

The company claims Urban South – HTX will offer its customers a wide range of beers including hazy IPAs, signature stouts and barrel-aged sours, while its taproom will host beer releases and other events.

The facility opens on 29 February. General manager Dave Ohmer, R&D brewer Justin Slanina and taproom manager Marin Slanina will manage its operations.

The team is said to have a combined 43 years of experience in the brewing and food and beverage industries.

Urban South Brewery – HTX general manager Dave Ohmer said: “The past months have seen some incredible work go into our new space.

“We’re excited to transition from construction to doing what we do best, brewing innovative and experimental styles of beer and to welcome the public when we open next month.”