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Hill Country Portal
A Powerful Information Database & Gateway Service for the Texas Hill Country
Focus Topic Profile For:
BEER, BREWING & BREWERIES
IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
Did you know the Hill Country is becoming better known for beer production by microbrewers? From personal experience, these craft brewers make some excellent beer!
Here are the brewing companies, brew pubs and related resources (including home brewing) available in our area.
Some are strictly brewers, some have a restaurant at the brewery, and others have both plus live entertainment.
Most craft brewers have tours, tastings and events. So, plan your trip and Enjoy!
STYLES of BEER:
- • LAGER - Effervescent, light in color and body
- • PILSNER - Lager beer with a strong hops flavor
- • WHEAT - light, summery, refreshing, made of at least 50% wheat
- • KöLSCH - German-style brewing process, light, easy drinking, finishes strong
- • ALE - Copper in color, fruity, crisp, not too bitter
- • IPA - Similar color to Pale Ale, bitter, higher than average alcohol and hops content
- • PORTER - Dark in color, coffee flavor, made from brown malt and malted barley
- • STOUT - A type of Ale, typically dark color, high in roasted malts for a dark chocolate and coffee flavor
Be sure to check out our companion focus topic page on wine and wineries, at: Wine, and distilleries & spirits at: Spirits
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QUICK CLICK INDEX BY CITY/TOWN:
Alamo Springs/Bankersmith, Albert, Bandera, Barksdale, Bee Cave, Bend, Bergheim, Bertram, Blanco, Bluffton, Boerne, Brady, Briarcliff, Buchanan, Buda, Bulverde, Burnet, Camp Verde, Camp Wood, Canyon Lake Area (Canyon City, Cranes Mill, Hancock, Sattler, Startzville), Castell, Cedar Park, Center Point, Cherokee, Comfort, Concan, Cottonwood Shores, Cypress Mill, (The) Divide, Doss, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, Eckert, Fischer, Fitzhugh, Fredericksburg, Granite Shoals, Gruene, Harper, Henly, Hill Top, Horseshoe Bay, Hudson Bend, Hunt, Hye, Ingram, Johnson City, Jonestown, Junction, Kendalia, Kerrville, Kingsland, Kyle, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Lampasas, Leakey, Leander, Liberty Hill, Llano, Lometa, London, Luckenbach, Marble Falls, Mason, Meadowlakes, Medina, Medina Lake Area (Bandera Falls, Lakehills, Medina Lake, Mico), Menard, Montell, Mountain Home, New Braunfels, (West) Oak Hill, Oasis-Steiner, Pipe Creek, Point Venture, Richland Springs, Rio Frio, Rocksprings, Round Mountain, San Marcos, San Saba, Sandy, Sisterdale, Spicewood, Spring Branch, Stonewall, Sunrise Beach Village, Tarpley, The Hills, Tow, Twin Sisters, Utopia, Uvalde, Vance, Vanderpool, Volente, Waring, Welfare, Willow City, Wimberley, Woodcreek
BANDERA BREWERY: 830-522-2246; 3540 TX-16, #2A, Bandera, TX 78003. banderabrewery.com. Small batch brewery. Open Thurs-Sun. Typically have live music/entertainment on Fri-Sat, and food trucks. Trivia nights, karaoke.
REAL ALE BREWING COMPANY: 830-833-2534; 231 San Saba Court, Blanco, TX 78606-4810. realalebrewing.com. Beer brewer, tap room, occasional entertainment
TEXAS CANNON BREWING COMPANY: 830-833-3062; 307 4th St, Blanco, TX 78606. texascannonbrewing.com. Beer brewer, restaurant, entertainment
BARRELMAN BREWING CO: 830-331-1055; 103 Ranger Dr, Boerne, TX 78006. barrelmanbeer.com. Tap room
BOERNE BREWERY: 830-331-8798; 9 Hill View Ln, Boerne, TX 78006. boernebrewery.com. Brewery
CIBOLO CREEK BREWING CO: 830-816–5275; 448 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006. cibolocreekbrewing.com. Food, entertainment, events
(THE) DODGING DUCK BREWHAUS: 830-248-3825; 402 River Rd, Boerne, TX 78006. dodgingduck.com. Brewery & pub food
FREE ROAM BREWING COMPANY: 830-582-9741; 325 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006 www.freeroambrewing.com. House and guest draft beer; food truck grub, regular live music, and fun events in a beautiful indoor/outdoor setting.
HAMBY'S: 830-816-5620; 437 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006. Facebook. Located n the Hill Country Mile. Pub food, family-friendly, in/outdoors, classic arcade games
MIKE-RO-BREWERY: 830-431-0630; 103 Oak Haven Ln, Boerne, TX 78006. mike-ro-brewery.com. Tastings by appointment
SILBER BREWING COMPANY: Closed
TUSCULUM BREWING CO: 830-428-0596; 236 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006. tusculum.beer. Map. Food, events, live music, venue and rental
28 SONGS BREWHOUSE + KITCHEN: 830-331-9937; 110 Market Ave, Boerne, TX 78006. 28songs.beer. A veteran-owned, small, independent craft beer brewery and eatery offering a beer-centric experience in a casual setting. A wall of TVs and an outdoor patio.
TWO WHEEL BREWING COMPANY: 512-3161-3401; 535 S Loop 4, Buda, TX 78610. twowheelbrewing.com
(Canyon City, Cranes Mill, Hancock, Sattler, Startzville)
RED HORN COFFEE HOUSE AND BREWING CO: 512-986-7038; 13010 W Parmer Ln (& 1431), Ste 800, Cedar Park, TX 78613. redhornbrew.com
THOUSAND OAKS BREWING CO: Closed.
WHITESTONE BREWERY: 512-765-4828; 601 E Whitestone Blvd, Ste 500, Cedar Park, TX 78613-9015. whitestonebrewery.com
KINEMATIC BREWING COMPANY: 830-995-2001; 50140 IH-10 W, Ste 100, Comfort, TX 78013. kinematicbrewingco.com. A small, nano-sized brewery, with tasting room/bottle shop where like-minded beer enthusiasts can relax and sample unique regional beers. Events, venue rental
STAGECRAFT BREWING: 995-2324; 830-523 7th St, Comfort, TX 78013. Facebook. The 1930's era Comfort Theatre transformed into Comfort Brewing. Beer hall, garden, food, live entertainment.
STINSON DISTILLING: 512-703-0628; 18281 FM-150, Ste 211, Driftwood, TX 78619. Facebook. Winery, vineyard, brewery
VISTA BREWING: 512-766-1842; 13551 FM-150 W, Driftwood, TX 78619. vistabrewingtx.com. Brewery, restaurant, farm
12 FOX BEER CO: 512-626-4458; 4700 W Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. 12foxbeer.com
ACOPON BREWING CO: 512-829-4723; 211 W Mercer St, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. acoponbrewing.com. Dog friendly
DISTANT STATE BEER COMPANY @ AUSTIN JAVA: 512-829-5314; 3799 US-290 E, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Facebook
FAMILY BUSINESS BEER COMPANY: 512-829-4202; 19510 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. familybusinessbeerco.com. Brewery, taproom, pizza truck, bar games, live music, kid-friendly area, wines from our friends at Resign Wines, family owned
GHOST NOTE BREWING: 512-375-3300: 23663 RR-12, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. ghostnotebrewing.com. Food truck, events, live music Fri-Sun
SUDS MONKEY BREWING: 512-222-3893; 1032 Canyon Bend Dr, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. sudsmonkeybrew.com. Live music
SMOKE'N HOPS: 512-655-3069; 3799 US-290 W, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. Brewing, BBQ, live music
TWISTED X BREWING COMPANY: 512-829-5323; 23455 RR-150 W, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. texmexbeer.com. Tex-Mex Beer
12 FOX BEER CO: 512-626-4458; 4700 W Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620. 12foxbeer.com. Taproom & Biergarten. Rotating weekly food trucks with live music Thur-Sat. Veteran owned and operated. European inspired craft beers located just W of Weird.
BEERBURG BREWING: 512-265-0543; 13476 Fitzhugh Rd, Fitzhugh, TX 7873. beerburgbrewing.com
JESTER KING BREWERY: 512-537-5100; 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Fitzhugh, TX 78736. jesterkingbrewery.com. Brewery, kitchen, farm, event hall
LAST STAND BREWING COMPANY: Moved to Austin
ONE SHOT DISTILLERY AND BREWERY: 512-858-8755; 31610 RR-12, Fitzhugh, TX 78620. >osdtx.com. Taproom, cocktails, events, live music
ALTSTADT BREWERY: 830-304-2337; 6120 US-290 E, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. altstadtbeer.com. Brewing, restaurant, bierbarten, events, live music, venue rental
FREDERICKSBURG BREWING COMPANY: 830-997-1646; 245 E Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. yourbrewery.com. Brew pub & restaurant. The oldest brewpub in Texas, award winning. Bed & Brew accommodations upstairs.
OGLE BREWERY: 830-304-2900; 312 Schmidtzinsky Rd, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. archrayresort.com/brewery. Part of Arch Ray Resort, Ogle Brewery, Paul Bee Distillery, Arch Ray Winery, RV resort, restaurant, amphitheater, live outdoor music. Part of Fiest Winery enterprise.
PEDERNALES BREWING COMPANY: 830-998-7486; 97 Hitching Post Trail, off US-87, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. Facebook. Beer brewer, tasting room
INFAMOUS BREWING COMPANY: 512-487-8786; 4602 Weletka Dr, Hudson Bend, TX 78734. infamousbrewing.com
CARTER CREEK WINERY RESORT & SPA: 830-460-0776; 4064 US-290 W, Johnson City, TX 78636. cartercreek.com. Brewery, winery, restaurant, entertainment, lodging
PECAN STREET BREWING:
106 E Pecan St, Johnson City, TX 78636
Restaurant, brew pub, live weekend entertainment,
social gathering place, across from the Courthouse.
RECK EM RIGHT BREWING CO: 830-998-6814; 102 South Ave G, Johnson City, TX 78636. reckemrightbrewing.com
WESTCAVE CELLARS WINERY & BREWERY: 512-431-1403; 683 RR-1320, Johnson City, TX 78636. westcavecellars.com
BASEMENT BREWERS OF TEXAS: 830-955-5073; 521 Clay St, Kerrville, TX 78028. basementbrewersoftexas.com. Brewers & brew pub
OFF MAIN BREWING: 214-430-4435; 703 Water St, Kerrville, TX 78028. offmainbrewing.com. Boutique tasting room for craft beer, local wine or glass of bubbly champagne. Events, activities.
PINT & PLOW BREWING COMPANY: 830-315-7468; 332 Clay St, Kerrville, TX 78028. pintandplow.com. Brewery, kitchen, pizza, coffee, bar, events, live music
LAGO VISTA BREWING COMPANY: 8001 Bronco Ln, Lago Vista, TX 78645. lagovistabrewingco.com. Tap room, food truck
TEXAS CANNON BREWING CO - FRIO RIVER (TEXAS CANNON FRIO RIVER): 830-232-2337; 144 Red Wright Rd, Leakey, TX 78873. texascannonfrioriver.com. Brewery (in Blanco), food, catered events.
BINDLESTICK BREWING CO: Closed
HUMBLE PINT BREWING CO: 512-337-5007; 11880 Hero Way W, #208, Leander, TX 78641. https://humblepint.com/
OBSIDIAN BREWERY: 254-462-2458; 11880 Hero Way W, Ste 208, Leander, TX 78646. Facebook. Craft beers, delicious pizza, and decadent cocktails
RED HORN COFFEE HOUSE AND BREWING CO: 512-986-7038; 1615 Scottsdale Dr (& 183A), Bldg 1, Ste 110, Leander, TX 78641. redhornbrew.com
5TH ELEMENT BREWING: 100 E Evans St, Leander, TX 78641. 5thelementbrewing.com
HELL OR HIGH WATER BREWING: 512-548-6877; 931 TX-332 Loop, Liberty Hill, TX 78642. hellorhighwaterbrewing.com
SAN GABRIEL RIVER BREWERY: 512-778-4100; 500 Chaparral Dr, Liberty Hill, TX 78641, sangabrielriverbrewery.com
SCHITZ CREEK DISTILLERY & BREWERY: 512-778-5990; 101 CR-257, Liberty Hill, TX 78642. thirstymule.com. Bourbon, vodka, moonshine, beer
WHITESTONE BREWERY: 15390 TX-29 W, Bldg 2 & 3, Liberty Hill, TX 78642. whitestonebrewery.com
LLANO BEER COMPANY: 325-268-0103; 105 E Main St, Llano, TX 78643. Facebook. Brewer, plus 50+ tap craft beer, wine bar, pub food (EZ PZ pizza), live music; events, trivia
BEAR KING BREWING COMPANY: 830-220-5083; 207 Ave G, Marble Falls, TX 78654. bearkingbrewing.com. Formerly Rally Point Brewing Company
DOUBLE HORN BREWING COMPANY: 830-693-5165; 208 Ave H, Marble Falls, TX 78654. doublehornbrewing.com. Craft beer brewing, wine, restaurant, events
DOWNTOWN BEER HALL: 830-201-4411; 209 Main St, #105, Marble Falls, TX 78654. downtownbeerhall.com. Guest beer on tap, pub food, beer garden outside, beer hall gallery
SAVE THE WORLD BREWING CO: 830-637-7654; 1512 Resource Pkwy (Marble Falls Business & Technology Park off US-281), Marble Falls, TX 78654. FB, stwbrewing.com
THC BEER COMPANY: 113 N Spring St, Mason, TX 76856. Facebook. Craft beer brewings
BJ'S RESTAURANT & BREWHAUS: 830-620-1400; 2951 Cold Springs, New Braunfels, TX 78130. bjsrestaurants.com
FAUST HOTEL & BREWING COMPANY: 830-625-7791; 240 S Seguin Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130. fausthotel.com. Restaurant, brew pub, full bar, entertainment, historic hotel
GUADALUPE BREWING COMPANY: 830-609-7875; 1580 Wald Rd, Ste 1, New Braunfels, TX 78130. guadalupebrew.comCraft beer, food, events
KRUEL RIVER BREWERY: 830-627-7369; 114 Castlewood Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130
NEW BRAUNFELS BREWING COMPANY: 830-261-3472; 180 W Mill St, New Braunfels, TX 78130. nbbrewtx.com. Tours by reservation
RUGGEDMAN BREWING COMPANY LLC: Closed
5 STONES ARTISAN BREWERY: 210-380-8215; 11335 FM-1863, New Braunfels, TX 78130. 5stonesbrewery.com. Beer brewing, food trucks, events
BUDDHA'S BREW KOMBUCHA: 512-736-4815; Oak Hill, TX 78736. buddhasbrew.com. Kombucha brewery, not a beer but is brewed.
HITMAKER BREWING COMPANY: 512-465-2333; 11160 Circle Dr, Oak Hill, TX 78736. hitmakerbrewing.com
OASIS TEXAS BREWING COMPANY: 512-284-9407; 6550 Comanche Trl, St 301, (Oasis) Austin, TX 78738. otxbc.com
UNCLE BILLY'S: Closed
ALTMEYER & LEWIS BREWING COMPANY: Closed
MIDDLETON BREWING CO: 512-847-3435; 101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666. middletonbrewingtx.com. Small Belgian style brewery and tap room. General home brew information, home brew supplies, books, spices. Music, events
ROUGHHOUSE BREWING, LLC: 512-667-7000; 680 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666. roughhousebrewing.com. Beer, food, events
RUGGEDMAN BREWING: Closed
SEAN PATRICK'S IRISH PUB N' TEXAS GRUB: 512-393-7310; 202 E San Antonio St, San Marcos, TX 78666. seanpatrickstx.com. Small batch brewery, pub food, events
BAR D BREWHOUSE & PUB: 325-372-6100; 213 N High St, San Saba, TX 76877. bardbrewhouss.com. Restaurant, brewery, lodging
FRONT YARD BREWING: 512-614-4380; 4514 Bob Wire Rd, Spicewood, TX 78669. frontyardbrewing.com
SOLID ROCK BREWING: Closed
ROUGH DIAMOND BREWERY: Closed
BLUEMONT VINEYARD & BREWERY: 830-307-7784; 662 Woodrose Ln, Stonewall, TX 78671. bluemontvineyardandbrewery.com. Wine, wine tasting, craft beer, hard cider, food, events. Pets & children allowed. Located off US-290, a few mi S of town, on W side of road.
WIMBERLEY BREWING COMPANY & BREW PUB: Closed
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ADELBERT'S BREWERY: 512-568-1462; 2314 Rutland Dr, #100, Austin, TX 78758
AUSTIN BEER GARDEN BREWING CO: 512-298-2242; 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704. theabgb.com
AUSTIN BEERWORKS: 512-216-7661; 512-821-2494; 3001 Industrial Terrace, #150, Austin, TX 78758. austinbeerworks.com
BLACK STAR CO-OP PUB & BREWERY: 512-452-2337; 7020 Easy Wind Dr, Ste 100, Austin, TX 78752. blackstar.coop
BLUE OWL BREWING: 512-593-1262; 2400 E Cesar Chavez, #300, Austin, TX 78702. blueowlbrewing.com
BLUE STAR BREWING COMPANY: 210-212-5506; 1414 S Alamo #105, San Antonio TX 78210. bluestarbrewing.com
BRANCHLINE BREWING COMPANY: 210-545-3536; 3633 Metro Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78247. branchlinebrewing.com
BS BREWING: 830-660-8124; 1408 Old Lehmann Rd, Seguin, TX 78155. bsbrewingtx.com
CELIS BREWERY: 512-524-2377; 10001 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758. celisbeers.com. Taproom, beer garden
CIRCLE BREWING COMPANY: 512-814-7599; 2340-B West Breaker Ln, Austin, TX. circlebrewing.com
DRAUGHT HOUSE PUB & BREWERY: 512-452-6258; 4112 Medical Pkwy, Austin, TX 78756. draughthouse.com
FAST FRIENDS BEER CO: 7313 IH-35 N Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78744. fastfriendsbeer.com
FLIX BREWHOUSE: 512-244-2200 IH-35 S, Ste B1, Round Rock, TX 78681. www.flixbrewhouse.com
FRANCONIA BREWING COMPANY: 972-542-0705; 495 McKinney Pkwy, McKinney, TX 75071. franconiabrewing.com
FREETAIL BREWING COMPANY: 210-395-4974; 4035 N Loop 1604 W, #105, San Antonio, TX 78257. freetailbrewing.com
FRIO BREWING CO: 210-225-8222; 1905 N St Mary's, San Antonio, TX
HI SIGN BREWING: 730 Shady Ln, Austin, TX 78702. hisignbrewing.com
HILL COUNTRY BREWING & BOTTLING: 730 Shady Ln, Austin, TX 78702. healthybrew.com
HOPS & GRAIN BREWERY: 512-914-2467; 507 Calles St, Austin, TX. hopsandgrain.com. Cannery
INDEPENDENCE BREWING: 512-707-0099; 3913 Todd Ln, #607, Austin, TX, 78744. independencebrewing.com
JOEY'S INC: 210-733-9573; 2417 N St Mary's, San Antonio, TX 78212. joeyssa.com. Brewpub
JOEY'S: 210-212-5506; 1414 S Alamo #105, San Antonio, TX 78210. See Blue Star Brewing, above
KATIE BLOOM'S IRISH PUB: 512-472-2528; 419 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. Brewpub. No web site
LAZARUS BREWING CO: 512-394-7620; 1902 E 6th St, E Austin; and 4803 Airport Blvd, N Loop, Austin. lazarusbrewing.com
LIVE OAK BREWING COMPANY: 512-385-2299; 3301 E Fifth St, Austin, TX 78702. liveoakbrewing.com
MEANWHILE BREWING: 512-308-3659; 3901 Promontory Point Dr, Austin, TX 78744. meanwhilebeer.com
NORTH BY NORTHWEST RESTAURANT & BREWERY: 512-467-6969; 10010 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78759
ODDWOOD ALES: 3108 Manor Rd, Austin, TX. oddwoodales.com
OLD STREET BREWING CO: 808 W 10th St, Austin, TX
OSKAR BLUES BREWERY: Closed, fall 2023
PETE'S BREWING: 210-490-9128; 14800 San Pedro Ave, 3rd Flr, San Antonio TX 78232. No web site
PINTHOUSE PIZZA: 512-436-9605; 4729 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756. pinthousepizza.com
RANGER CREEK BREWING & DISTILLING: 210-775-2099; 4834 Whirlwind St, San Antonio, TX 78217. drinkrangercreek.com
ROGNESS BREWING CO: 2400 Patterson Industrial Dr, Pflugerville, TX 78660. rognessbrewing.com
SALADO CREEK BREWING CO: San Antonio, TX
SOUTH AUSTIN BREWING COMPANY: 512-968-8297; 415 E St Elmo Rd, #1D, Austin, TX 78745. blog.southaustinbrewery.com
SPENT PLANET FERMENTATION: Coming soon, Austin, TX
SPOETZL BREWERY: 800-574-4637; 603 E Brewery St, Shiner, TX. shiner.com
ST ELMO BREWING COMPANY: 737-300-1965; 440 E Saint Elmo Rd, E Congress, G-2, Austin, TX 78745. stelmobrewing.com
THIRSTY PLANET BREWING COMPANY: 512-579-0679; S Congress Ave, Austin, TX. thirstyplanet.net. Tasting room of a local craft brewery that also offers weekly tours of their production facilities
UNCLE BILLY'S: 512-476-0100; 1530 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704. unclebillys.com
YELLOW ROSE BREWING: 210-496-6669; 17201 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX
512 BREWING: 512-707-2337; 407 Radam, F200, Austin, TX 78745. 512brewing.com. A self distributed draft-only brewery.
IN THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
AMERICAN HOMEBREWER'S ASSOCIATION: 303-447-0816; homebrewersassociation.org
APELLATION BEER: appellationbeer.com
BEER ADVOCATE: beeradvocate.com
BEER CONNOISSEUR: beerconnoisseur.com. Magazine and web site devoted to craft beer
BEERTOWN AUSTIN: beertownaustin.com
BREWER'S ASSOCIATION: BrewersAssociation.org
CRAFT AUSTIN BLOG: craftaustin.blogspot.com. An Austin based beer blog.
DRAFT MAGAZINE: draftmag.com
HOUSTON CHRONICLE BEER BLOG: blogs.chron.com/beertx
HOUSTON EXAMINER BEER BLOG: examiner.com/user/146816/articles
LIQUOR LEGAL RESOURCES: mfhliquorlaw.com/resources
OFFRHODES CRAFT BEER TOURS: 210-274-7656; 911 River Hill, New Braunfels, TX 78130. offrhodescraftbeertours.com
SLOW FOOD AUSTIN: slowfoodaustin.org
SOUTHWEST BREWING NEWS: 800-474-7291; Austin, TX. brewingnews.com. Bi-monthly newspaper
TEXAS ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION: 512-206-3333; 5806 Mesa Dr, Austin, TX 78731. tabc.state.tx.us. Note: Current laws in Texas say beer makers have to choose between being a Brew Pub and a Brewery. The basic difference is that Brew Pubs can sell their product on-site but cannot distribute it, while Breweries can distribute their product but cannot sell it on-site.
TEXAS BEER BLOG: texasbeer.blogspot.com
TEXAS BREWERIES: texasbreweries.com. History of breweries in Texas, plus other resources and a blog on beer
TEXAS CRAFT BREWERS GUILD (TCBG): brewmastersinternationalbeerfestival.com. A nonprofit supporting Texas' local craft beer brewers and community members. Annual event, see calendar below.
AUSTIN HOMEBREW SUPPLY: 512-467-8427; 7951 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757-8115. austinhomebrew.com
HOP TO IT HOMEBREW: 830-868-7962; 105 US 281 N, Johnson City, TX 78636. Facebook
Homebrew equipment & supplies
INSTRUCTABLES: Lots of great "How To" videos:
- instructables.com/id/How-To-Brew-Delicious-and-Cheap-Beer-At-Home-in-9-Easy Steps
- instructables.com/id/How-to-Home-Brew-Beer-The-Easy-Way-With-an-Ingredient Kit
WIMBERLEY BREWING COMPANY: See listing in Wimberley above. Also includes Brewster's Pizza, plus beer making supplies.
IN & NEAR THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY
pretzels, sausage brats, schnitzel, spaetzle, bier cheese, & bier!
Surround yourself with Texas germutlichkeit,
singing, dancing and "oom-pah-pah" traditions.
BREWERS FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at 311 Old Fitzhugh Road. 11a-5p. Eleven of the region's top craft beers and those who brew them will convene to entertain and educate beer lovers old and new. Live music, a variety of food options and a keepsake 5oz plastic mug. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: ticket/wrist band required to be purchased on-line in advance. Participants must be 21+. Event Web. 2023: 3/25
FREDERICKSBURG CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square), 126 W Main St (corner Main and TX-16 S. Awards competition for best beer. Lively music, food vendors, wine, Suds & Tastes tent with chef pairings, cornhole, and lots more Texas fun with fellow craft beer aficionados. $25/p. fbgcraftbeerfestival.com. 2024: 6/7-8/24, 11a-7p.
BOBTOBERFEST: Austin, at Blue Owl Brewing, 2400 E Cesar Chavez St, #300. 512-593-1262. blueowlbrewing.com. This sour beer brewery is celebrating its märzen beer with food, beer, beer slushies, games, DIY flower crowns and pretzel necklaces. Noon-10p. 2023: Fri 9/1
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, at Fast Friends Beer Co, 7313 IH-35 N Frontage Rd. fastfriendsbeer.com Presenting fall beers and more. Details TBA. 2023: Sat 9/9
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, at Black Sheep Lodge, 2108 S Lamar Blvd. 512-707-2744. blacksheeplodge.com. This sports bar is hosting with traditional beers, bratwurst, pretzels, and a stein-holding contest. 2-6p. 2023: Sat 9/16
OKTOBERFEST: Cedar Park, at Whitestone Brewery, 601 E Whitestone Blvd, Ste 500. whitestonebrewery.com. This event includes beers, polka music, and a stein-hoisting competition. Noon-?. 2023: Sat 9/16
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, at Hi Sign Brewing, 730 Shady Ln. hisignbrewing.com. Includes their own Oktoberfest beer, bratwursts, pretzels, and live polka music. Details TBA. 2023: Sat 9/16
AUSTIN LAGER JAM: Austin, at Spokesman Coffee at the Yard, 440 E Saint Elmo Rd, A-2. 512-586-9657. Austin's first and largest collection of locally brewed, crisp, refreshing lagers. Join us as we consume and subsequently sweat out Austin's finest, quaffable, thirst quenching bevies. Will feature live screen printing, a DJ, food, and special surprises. Ticket not needed. craftbeeraustin.com/lager-jam-2. 2023: Sat 9/9, Noon-7p
OKTOBERFEST: Blanco, at Real Ale Brewery, off US-281 N, just N of town. Noon-8p. Annual event. Live music, food, games, fun for entire family. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 512-477-3472. realalebrewing.com. 2023: Sat 9/23
BOERNE BIERFEST: Boerne, at the AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, City Park, 102 City Park Road. 1-6p. Experience Texas' finest craft breweries (25+) while enjoying Hill Country artists. Admission: $30 in advance, $35 at the door; under 21 are free with a paid adult. Ticket includes event entry, a commemorative sampling stein, 10 sample tickets, live entertainment, silent auction, stein hoist competition, keg toss and fun! Additional sampling tickets will be available at the event. Food vendors. Proceeds benefit local art organizations! 830-249-7277, Event Web. 2023: Sat 9/23, 11a-7p
BRAUNFELSER FEST: New Braunfels, at 5 Stones Artisan Brewery, 210-380-8215; 11335 FM-1863. 5stonesbrewery.com. Annual celebration of our New Braunfels Town & Community and it’s German Heritage. New beers featured. German food fare: Brat on a Bun, Porkchop on a Stick, & Sausage on a Stick. 2023: Sun 9/24, Noon
OKTOBERFEST: McKinney/Austin, at Meanwhile Brewing Co, 3901 Promontory Point Dr (just S of 71, and E of 35). 512-308-3659. meanwhilebeer.com. Season beers, food specials from on-site trucks including beef hot links with watermelon rind relish and red pepper mustard; bratwurst and sauerkraut pizza; pretzel and chocolate ice cream; plus stein-hoisting competitions; live music. Starts: Fri 8a, Sat/Sun 9a. 2023: 9/29-10/1
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, at Easy Tiger, 1501 E 7th St. 512-839-8523. easytigerusa.com. The last of two Oktoberfest weekend events at the beer garden/bakery, held at their three locations. Stein-hoisting competitions, Oktoberfest trivia, polka bands, live DJs, and drinks/food specials including pretzels, lebkuchen and Oktoberfest brews. Book group tables online. 2023: 9/29-10/1
OKTOBERFEST: Boerne, at Cibolo Creek Brewing Company, 448 S Main Street. 11a-9p. Come celebrate with a solid line up of German activities, beer and food! DJ from 2-5p and live music 6:30-9p. Swing by and sign up for the following events: Stein Holding- $10 entry fee - winner takes all! Hammerschlagen: $10 entry fee, winner takes all!, Best Dressed-Wear your best lederhosen and dirndl for a chance at a CCB gift card and title of best dressed! Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 830-816-5275. cibolocreekbrewing.com. 2023: Sat, 9/30
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, at Lazarus Brewing Co. Both locations (1902 E 6th St, E Austin; and 4803 Airport Blvd, N Loop) of the brewery will be hosting Oktoberfest events (see below) this season. Includes beers, foods (bratwursts, beer, cheese, pretzels, etc.), live polka music, stein-hoisting competitions, and more. lazarusbrewing.com. 1-4p. 2023: Sat, 9/30; 10/7
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, at Four Seasons Hotel, 98 San Jacinto Blvd, Downtown. This event will be at their outdoor venue. Includes German beers, food and stein-hoisting competitions. 2-5p. 2023: Sat, 9/30
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, at Celis Brewery, 512-524-2377; 10001 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758. celisbeers.com. 2023: Sat, 9/30
OKTOBERFEST: Marble Falls, at Save The World Brewing Co, 1510 Resource Pkwy. 830-637-7654. An action-packed day planned with live German music, German food trucks, Oktoberfest games, our new release "Fest In The West" Festbier, a live raffle to benefit our great friends at the Highland Lakes Crisis Network, custom German handmade steins (Yours to Keep!!) available with our "Stein Package" on our website! Tickets on web: Event Web. 2023: Sat 9/30
FOXTOBERFEST: Dripping Springs, at 12 Fox Beer Co, 4700 W Fitzhugh Rd. 12foxbeer.com. Besides Fox beer, it includes live music, games, Vibe artisan markets, music, food, best dressed contest. Stein Holder Finalists will go to US Steinholding Competition this year. We will tap our amazing Foxtoberfest Marzen beer on Friday Sep 29th with great live music, so if you want to be the FIRST to taste the Marzen you want to start the party on Friday with us. 2023: 9/30-10/1, + 10/7-8
OKTOBERFEST: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz (Market Square, 100 block of W Main St, downtown). Open Fri 6p-Midnight; Sat 10a-Midnight, Sun 11a-6p. A colorful, festive, annual celebration of Fredericksburg's German heritage. Family entertainment featuring two stages and two tents with continuous oompah music, Oktobefest, waltz and yodel contest, keg tapping and brewmeister meetings, stein hois, arts & crafts, children's fun area in Kinder Park, a German bier tent, and Oktoberfest Vineyard area, plus delicious food and drink ... all weekend long! Admission: $10 adults, $1 kids ages 7-12, kids under 6 are free. Adult two-day tickets are $15 and three-day tickets are $20. 830-997-4810. Event Web. 2023: 10/6-8
AUSTOBERFEST: Austin, at Saengerrunde Halle & Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd. 512-666-7464. At this historic downtown location will be a celebration of Central Texas German heritage with & sausage, bier tastings, stein-hoisting contests, polka dancing, bowling & live music from the Austin Polka Band! austoberfest.com. Tickets on-line. $20. Web. 2023: Sat 10/14, 5-11p
OKTOBERFEST: Austin, 512-467-4569, at 507 E 10th St, Austin, TX 78701. Presented by German Texan Heritage Society, at The German Free School locattion. $15/p. germantexans.org/oktoberfest. 2023: Sat 10/14, 11a-7:30p
GALLERIA OKTOBERFEST: Bee Cave. Bring your friends and family to Hill Country Galleria, Central Plaza, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Web. Dress in your finest German attire and enjoy exciting festival games & contests, a full live music line-up, festive food from League Kitchen & Tavern, tons of imported beers and local lagers + much more. 2023: Sat 10/14, 2-6p
BANDERA BREWERY BEERFEST: Bandera. 830-522-2246; 3540 TX-16, #2A. Annual event. Enjoy fun games, craft beer, live music and great food! No ticket required to enter but we encourage signing up in advance for games. Winners from the Thurs-Sat games will compete in a Grand Championship playoff game on Sun. Ticket purchases: banderabrewery.com/banderabeerfest. 2023: 10/19-22
SAN ANTONIO BEER FESTIVAL: San Antonio, at Crockett Park, 1300 N Main Ave. 210-227-0044. sanantoniobeerfestival.com. Founded in 2005, this is San Antonio's original, annual beer fest, pouring 400+ premium and craft beers from 125+ breweries from around the world. Also features music, games, wines, ciders, food trucks, food booths, local vendors and more. Tickets on-line. 2023: Sat 10/21
ALSTADT OKTOBERFEST: Fredericksburg, at Altstadt Brewery, 830-304-2337; 6120 US-290 E. Web. In the Grand Hall, and in Biergarten. Beer, food, live music, contests, prizes, fireworks. 2023: Sat 10/21, Noon to evening.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BESTFEST: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz, corner Adams & Main Streets. 830-456-6279. Event Web. Admission includes all-you-can-eat premium sausage meal. Multi-gun drawing. Kawasaki Mule Drawing. Assorted Bucket Raffle Drawings. Kids' games and activities. Live Polka Bands and Dancing. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required, 14+: $15, 5-13: $5, under 5: free. Proceeds to benefit local charitable works and scholarships. Presented by: Knights of Columbus Council 9765. 2023: 10/21, 11a-11p
OKTOBERFIESTA: Austin, at Austin Beerworks, 3001 Industrial Terrace, North. 512-216-7661; 512-821-2494. austinbeerworks.com. 11a-8p. Details to follow. 2023: Sun 10/29
TEXAS CRAFT BREWERS FESTIVAL: Austin, at Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, an historic public park in East Austin. texascraftbrewersfestival.org. A non-profit outdoor festival, the oldest and largest annual celebration of Texas craft beer. Produced by the Young Men's Business League of Austin, in partnership with the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the state's largest craft beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer. Tickets on-line. Contact: Joanne Marino, 512-677-5173. 2023: 10/30, Sat, 11:30a-6:30p
AUSTIN BEER WEEK: Austin, at various venues. austinbeerweek.com. 10 days of liquid love! Celebrating independent craft beer, Austin Beer Week serves up daily tappings, specialty tastings, food pairings, beer dinners, movies, special events, contests, beer education and more at beloved bars, brewpubs, restaurants, markets and outdoor venues throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country. Beer and food bloggers, local artisans, celebrated chefs, and, of course, brewer heroes are all part of the mix. No one leaves thirsty. 2023: Fall (dates TBA)
WURSTFEST: New Braunfels, at Landa Park, 120 Landa Street. 830-625-9167. wurstfest.com (see brewer profile above). Brewery tastings and pours of 80+ craft beers under the Stelzenhaus. Enjoy good food, live music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. 2023: 11/3-12
CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL: Lago Vista, at Bar K Park, Private LVPOA, 6608 Bar K Clubhouse Court. Noon-8p. Family fun, music, food, beer. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. 512-267-7952, Chamber Web, Event Web. 2023: Sat, 11/4
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AMERICAN BREWER: americanbrewer.com. Quarterly trade magazine
(AMERICAN) HOMEBREWERS ASSOCIATION: 303-447-0816; 1347 Spruce St, Boulder, CO 80302. homebrewersassociation.org
BEERADVOCATE: beeradvocate.com. A global, grassroots network, powered by an independent community of beer enthusiasts and industry professionals who are dedicated to supporting and promoting beer. Web site plus magazine.
BREW YOUR OWN MAGAZINE: 802-362-3981; 5515 Main St, Manchester Center, VT 05255. realbeer.com
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DALLAS HOME BREW: 866-417-1117; 1500 N I-35, Ste 116, Carrollton, TX 75006. Web
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HOMEBREW HEADQUARTERS: 972-234-4411; 300 N Coit Rd, Ste 134, Richardson, TX 75080. homebrewhq.com
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KEG 1 LLC: 940-463-7020; 2595 US 290 W, Fredericksburg, TX 78624. keg1llc.com. Beverage distributors association
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MICRO BREWR: microbrewr.com. All about commercial micro brewing
NATIONAL HOMEBREWERS CONFERENCE! Grand Rapids, MI. ahaconference.org/conference/register. Held in late May
QUALITY WINE AND ALE SUPPLY: Elkhart, IN. homebrewit.com
REAL BEER: 1459 18th St, #287, San Francisco, CA 94107. realbeer.com
(THE) RENO HOMEBREWER: Reno, NV. renohomebrewer.com
SNUBBY'S TEXAS BREWING: 682-647-1267; Halton City, TX 76117. txbrewing.com
SOUTHWEST GRAPE & GRAIN: 505-332-2739; Albuquerque NM. southwestgrapeandgrain.com
US STEINHOLDING ASSOCIATION: Web
The tie between the spirit and the "spirits" goes back a long way in history:
- St. Patrick used beer to lure heathens to convert.
- Charlemagne encouraged brewing at monasteries.
- Beer was such a staple that the first permanent building the Pilgrims constructed in the new world was a brewery.
- Some researchers argue that the miracle where Jesus turns water into wine originally referred to beer.
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