At the end of their 100-hour weeks during medical school, Justin Gyorfi and Mike Broderick had time for little else besides grabbing a beer. The brewery scene in the Northeast U.S. was nothing like what he was used to in Texas, Gyorfi said. So once Gyorfi finished his residency in Pennsylvania, he and Broderick sought to create that environment with Ingenious Brewing Co. in Humble. Gyorfi, a Houston native, returned to the area to practice urology and is a surgeon by day in Kingwood. Broderick, a Pennsylvania native who was a home brewer at the time, proposed the idea of starting their own brewery to Gyorfi in 2013. The duo founded the brewpub—which is a pub that brews its own beer for sale on the premises—the following year, and Broderick moved to Texas shortly thereafter. Ingenious Brewing Co. first opened in March 2018, several years after the company formed. The dog-friendly brewpub features 24 taps, indoor and outdoor seating, and an array of independently owned food trucks that rotate at the business. Gyorfi said they decided to open in Humble because they felt northeast Houston was underserved in terms of businesses, entertainment and restaurants. They also wanted to introduce the area to small-batch, rotating, homemade craft brews that aim to push the envelope with unconventional flavors, Gyorfi said. Ingenious Brewery’s signature trait, though, is its nontraditional ingredients. As Gyorfi puts it, Ingenious is “the ice cream shop of breweries,” where virtually everyone can find a beer they like.
Source: Community Impact News