Austin Beerworks

Set in a converted warehouse with that classic Austin industrial-chic vibe, Austin Beerworks is all about delivering high-quality craft beer without any of the pretense. This family-owned brewpub is serious about their hoppy creations, not taking themselves too seriously. With year-round flagships like the crisp Pearlsnap Pils and bold Fire Eagle IPA alongside experimental seasonals, there’s bound to be something to quench every beer fan’s thirst. Kick back at their spacious outdoor bier garten and soak up that Texas sunshine while sampling creative brews like the Einhorn (a subtly smoky Vienna-style lager) or Wine Barrel Berliner (a tart wheat ale aged in Tempranillo barrels). An on-site kitchen serves up hearty Tex-Mex fare that pairs perfectly with Austin Beerworks’ offerings. It’s an all-around good time whether you’re a die-hard hop head or just looking for a fun spot to hang out.

Jester King Brewery

Tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, Jester King sets a new standard for farm brewery perfection. More than a brewery, this spacious ranch-style property is a destination. Stroll through the fields, take a brewery tour, then claim a picnic table under the California live oak trees and spend the afternoon working your way through Jester King’s extensive draft list. From the beloved Bière de Miel (a honey-laced French-style farmhouse ale) to inventive limited releases like Detritivore (a sour ale brewed with Texas-grown Hill Country bread), each beer has a fascinating story and distinctive character. The food menu features wood-fired ‘za and shareable plates ideal for snacking as you explore the beer board. It’s the ultimate vibe for a lazy sundrenched afternoon with your crew—cultured, quirky and quintessentially Austin.

Live Oak Brewing Company

Keep Austin crispy with the traditional German and Czech-inspired lagers at Live Oak Brewing Company. Don’t be fooled by the modest taproom aesthetic—these folks are dead serious about old-world European brewing methods. Their pristine pilsners, dunkel lagers, and Hefeweizens have been drawing devoted fans for over two decades, and it’s easy to taste why. Brews like the refreshing Pilz, roasty dark Primus Weizenbock, and bright, citrusy HefeWeizen strike the perfect balance between historical accuracy and immensely drinkable modern interpretations. Live Oak’s intimate taproom is all about no-frills beer enjoyment, but snag a spot on the breezy biergarten patio to sip your liter-stein while overlooking the scenic grounds. It’s an essential Austin pitstop for true lager lovers.

Hops & Grain Brewery

This East Austin staple keeps it local, sustainable and undeniably fresh. As the name suggests, Hops & Grain channels its obsessive passion for quality ingredients into an array of supremely quaffable ales and lagers. Their year-round roster features select styles like a crisp pilsner and flavorful amber ale. But the real draw is their ever-rotating tap list with creative limited releases. On any given visit, you might stumble upon delightfully unique options like a smoked doppelbock, barrel-aged Scotch ale or farmhouse-style IPA with a delicate brett funk. Nosh on diner-inspired bites like artisanal corn dogs and tots while enjoying Hops & Grain’s laid-back taproom vibes. Or claim a picnic table on the breezy dog-friendly patio to enjoy your haul under the sunshine. With its easygoing attitude and endlessly inventive beers, this place distills the soul of Austin’s craft scene.

Meanwhile Brewing

Craft beer is all about creativity, and Meanwhile Brewing takes that spirit to deliciously unpredictable extremes. Their ever-changing draft list defies style constraints, careening from luscious stouts one day to puckering sours and vibrant IPAs the next. Expect the unexpected—in the best way possible. One visit may yield a rich imperial porter aged in bourbon barrels; the next could bring subtly tart berliners infused with local fruits. Meanwhile’s industrial taproom interior and sprawling beer garden provide the perfect blank canvas to experience these liquid works of art. Stop by for a pint or snag some crowlers to go, because with such a dizzying rotation, you’ll want to become a regular fast. Adventurous beer fans, this is your ultimate Austin playground.

Austin Eastciders

Okay, so it’s not technically a brewery. But Austin Eastciders is too awesome to leave off any definitive Austin booze tour. A pioneer reviving the great American cider tradition, this cidery crafts an outstanding array of properly dry, pub-style ciders with premium eating apples rather than sugary apple juice concentrate. The result is a portfolio of sudsy sippers tailormade for Austin’s scorching heat and active lifestyles. Flagship offerings like the Austin Eastciders Original and Pineapple Cider bring vibrant, sessionable refreshment. More experimental blends incorporate fresh ingredients like honey, coffee, and pecans for delightfully unexpected flavor combos. Their spacious outdoor biergarten and rotating lineup of visiting food trucks make Austin Eastciders a favorite group hangout. So grab your crew and discover a whole new way to beat the heat in Texas.

St Elmo Brewing Co.

Old school Austin meets cutting-edge craft at St. Elmo Brewing Co. Located on the South Congress strip, this brewery takes aesthetic inspiration from its historic surroundings, operating from inside a repurposed 1920s-era Craftsman bungalow. But the stellar beer program is anything but dated. St. Elmo showcases an ever-evolving rotation of hop-forward IPAs, creative sours and mixed-fermentation wild ales alongside more traditional styles like kölsch and Helles lager. Unfiltered and unpasteurized, each beer is a vibrant showcase of locally sourced ingredients and brewing ingenuity. The cozy indoor taproom and breezy patio provide the ideal spot to relax with pints while enjoying regular events like trivia nights. A laid-back neighborhood hangout radiating Austin charm.

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