Growler USA, a Colorado-based craft beer microbrew pub with 17 locations including one in Katy, plans to open in Friendswood in February. The franchise has leased 2,500 square feet in the Fountain Plaza Center, 2111 W. Parkwood Ave., according to the city of Friendswood. Growler USA offers up to 100 taps of craft beer, hard cider, draught wine, root beer, kombucha tea and a variety of food options.

Read Katherine Feser’s full report on the Houston Chronicle.