Breweries

Production Breweries

(512) Brewing Company

(512) Brewing has become a local favorite among the Austin craft beer crowd, cranking out delicious English and Belgian style ales that truly please the palate. Favorites include the Pecan Porter, Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Pecan Porter, (512) THREE and IPA.

Draft only (except WBADPP once a year)

Open every Saturday at various hours. (Tickets)

Adelbert’s Brewery

A tribute to founder Scott Hovey’s late brother Del, Adelbert’s has been dedicated to bringing Belgian style ales to the Austin area. Favorites include the Naked Nun (Wit) and Tripel B (Tripel).

Draft, 750 ml and shorties (11.2 oz Belgian style bottles)

Open every Wednesday-Friday from 5pm to 8pm
Open every Saturday from 1pm to 4pm

Austin Beerworks

Unicorns, eagles and a lot of Screeeeeeeees contribute to the success story of Austin Beerworks, a brewery ‘Hell-Bent’ on providing clean and crisp beers to you. Favorites include Einhorn (Berliner Weisse, the best Jerry!), Sputnik (Imperial Oatmeal Stout) and Fire Eagle IPA.

Draft, 12 oz cans (16 oz cans for Heavy Machinery series)

Open every Thursday from 5pm to 9pm
Open every Friday from 5pm to 11pm
Open every Saturday from 1pm to 7pm
Open every Sunday from 1pm to 6pm

Bluebonnet Beer Company

One of the newest breweries to hit the ATX area, Round Rock technically. Beers include a Cream Ale, Texas Pecan Brown, American Amber and IPA.

Draft

Open every Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 8pm

Blue Owl Brewing

Jeff Young, former head brewer of Black Star Co-op decided to open up this East Austin joint to create something you don’t see very often, sour mash style beers. Just google sour mash to get an idea of what this brewing method is. It’s an age old method that has died out of popularity, but Jeff is going to try to change that.

Draft

Open every Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 8pm

Circle Brewing

It’s the circle of life. Or in this case, beer. Pure ingredients, pure people, Circle Brewing.

Draft, 12 oz bottles

Open every Friday from 5pm to 8pm
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm

Hops & Grain

Nestled at the end of East 6th St., Hops & Grain has fast become a craft beer destination for those seeking a good time (and good beer) with a tasting room that is better than your grandma’s apple pie. Favorites include (but not limited to) Zoe (pale lager), Alteration (Altbier) and anything ‘Greenhouse.’

Draft, 12 oz cans

Open every day from 8am to 10pm

Independence Brewing

Starting a brewery back in 2001 seemed like a crazy idea to Rob and Amy Cartwright, but their passion for bringing approachable yet flavorful beers to Austin (with some subtle weed references) has made Independence an Austin institution. Favorites include Stash IPA and Jasperilla (Old Ale).

Draft, 12 oz cans and bottles, 22 oz bombers

Open every Friday from 4pm to 8pm
Open every First Saturday from 1pm to 3pm

Infamous Brewing

An ambitious brewery all the way up in Lakeway cranking out approachable yet flavorful beers like their Hijack Cream Ale. Favorites include the Hijack (cream ale) and IPA.

Draft and 12 oz cans

Open every Friday from 4pm to 9pm
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm (Closed for Summer on Saturdays and Sundays)

Jester King Brewery

Perched in the hill country of South Austin, Jester King has been challenging palates all over Texas with their authentic farmhouse ales, utilizing bacteria and barrel aging to create truly unique beers. Favorites include Boxer’s Revenge (Wild Ale), RU-55 (Sour Red Ale), Das Wunderkind (Saison) and Le Petit Prince (table beer).

Draft, 750 ml and 500 ml bottles

Open every Friday from 4pm to 10pm
Open every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm

Live Oak Brewing Co.

It’s no secret that Live Oak Brewing brews up some of the best authentic German brews around, including a Hefeweizen that will knock your socks off. Favorites include Hefe, Roggenbier and Pilz.

Draft only (bottles soon, maybe)

Open randomly (check website)

Oasis Texas Brewing Company

OTXBC is currently producing three session beers and has already made a big bang in the ATX beer scene by winning a gold medal at GABF for their Homesick ESB. Favorites include Homesick and Meta Modern.

Draft, 12 oz cans

Open every Thursday from 5pm-10pm
Open every Friday from 2pm-12am
Open every Saturday from 12pm-12am
Open every Sunday from 2pm-10pm

Real Ale Brewing

About an hour outside of Austin in Blanco, TX sits Real Ale Brewing, a legend in the Texas brewing world. You can find Fireman’s #4 everywhere (blonde) but the real magic is finding their Mysterium Verum series. Favorites include Lost Gold IPA, Sisyphus (barleywine) and any Mysterium Verum series.

Draft, 12 oz cans and bottles

Open Thursday to Saturday from 11am-5pm
Free Tours Fridays at 3pm and 4pm, Saturdays at 1pm and 3pm

Rogness Brewing

What started out as the Austin Homebrew Supply for Forrest Rogness eventually turned into starting up Rogness Brewing where any and every style conceived is brewed. Favorites include OST Porter and Bella (Golden).

Draft and 22 oz bombers

Open every Thursday from 6pm-10pm
Open every Friday from 4pm-10pm

Solid Rock Brewing

One of the newest breweries on this list so we haven’t gotten to try a lot of their beers yet but it looks like they are cranking out some good ones.

Draft and 12oz bottles

Open every Saturday from 4pm-8pm

South Austin Brewing

South Austin Brewing started out with offering two Belgian style ales and filling their tasting room with a lot of music. Currently under new management, expect changes to be made.

Draft and 16 oz. cans

Open every Friday from 5:45pm-10pm (free tour at 5:45pm) – $3 pints happy hour

Thirsty Planet Brewing

Right down the road from Jester King in the Texas hill country lies Thirsty Planet Brewing, dishing out some local favorites with a kick ass tasting room. Make sure to say hi to Bennie Sabes, he’s a cool dude. Favorites include Buckethead IPA and any of the ‘one-off’ beers on tap at the tasting room.

Draft and 12oz bottles

Open every Saturday from 11am-3pm (must reserve spot)

Strange Land Brewery

A newbie in the Austin beer scene, these folks are pushing the boundaries on classics like porters, saisons and altbiers. Find their beer at Hat Creek Burger locations for $1 on the weekends!

Draft only and 22oz bombers

Open every Friday and Saturday from 5pm-9pm

Twisted X Brewing

Tex-Mex inspired beers! From jalapeno ales to prickly pear, these beers will definitely please your Tex-Mex cravings. Favorites include Cow Creek and Fuego.

Draft and 12oz bottles

Open Monday-Thursday from 1pm-8pm
Open Friday-Saturday from 11am-10pm
Open Sunday from 12pm-6pm

Zilker Brewing Company

Zilker Brewing just opened their doors to the public so the team will gather thoughts on these new kids.

Draft and 12oz cans coming soon

Open Friday from 4pm-Midnight
Open Saturday from 1pm-Midnight
Open Sunday from 2pm-8pm

Brewpubs

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company (The ABGB)

Amos and Swifty (yes, names of two amazing brewers) left Uncle Billy’s to start up their own brewpub. Amos loves his hops and that shines through the IPAs and Belgo styles, while Swifty just makes damn good beer. Combine the two, and you have a recipe for success. The kitchen also cranks out great pizzas, salads and sandwiches. Favorites include Ivan Drago (RIS), Industry Pils and Big Mama Red (a big hoppy red ale).

The Barber Shop

On your way to the original Salt Lick in Dripping Springs, stop by The Barber Shop and fill up your growler of house made beer.

Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery

The first of its kind, a community owned brewpub that serves up great beer along with great food. Get the fish ‘n chips…just do it.

Double Horn Brewing

Flix Brewhouse

A brewpub’s answer to the Alamo Drafthouse where not only can you watch movies on the big screen, but you can drink house made beer as well.

Kamala Brewing (Whip in)

A truly unique place that is a convenience store/beer bar/brewpub/wine bar/Tex-Mex-Indian Fusion restaurant. Favorites include the Brahmale (IPA), Austonerveisse (Berliner Weisse) and Sita’s Revenge (Saison).

NXNW

North by Northwest is one of the original brewpubs in Austin and has since become a local favorite. Planning a party? You’re not going to find better keg prices than at NXNW, so impress your friends with some local brew. Favorites include Py Jingo Pale Ale, Barton Kriek and Green Menace (IIPA).

Offers 22oz bottles to go as well.

Pinthouse Pizza

Joe Mohrfeld left Odell Brewing to come start Pinthouse Pizza, one of Austin most popular spots now because of the quality beer that can be consumed here. Seriously, we’ve yet to have a beer we don’t like. Oh, the pizza is pretty killer too. Favorites include Bearded Seal (Dry Irish Stout), Fallen Cask IPA and Jaguar Shark (Barrel Aged Imperial Dry Irish Stout).

Red Horn Coffee House & Brewing Co.

Uncle Billy’s

Along the Barton Springs strip lies Uncle Billy’s, a perfect spot for beer and bbq. Sure the bbq isn’t the best in Austin, but you’ll always find great beer being brewed by Michael Waters. Michael likes his hops, so expect a lot of hoppy beers but you’ll also find great Belgian inspired ales and German style pilsners. Favorites include Hell in Keller (pilsner) and Green Room IPA.