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Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery

Craft Brewery in San Marcos - 0.06 mi

Producing a range of locally sourced Belgian-style brews, Darkside Fermentation is located in the storage room of “The Root Cellar Cafe in San Marcos.” It started when Brewer and owner, Silas Parker approached The Root Cellar’s owner, Kyle Mylius in May 2009 to sell Darkside beer in the cafe. They offer Darkside’s flagship beer, “Mark of the Yeast: 78666” which is referred to by Parker as a “dark medieval ale.” This beer is nourishing and the finish lingers. Other beers in the Darkside lineup include the draught beers BrideAle and GroomsBeer, Weiz Guy, Golden Mean, and Pale Rider, a Belgian pale ale. Come in and try some these great beer that are brewed in-house. They also have a lot of seasonal flavors to choose from.

AquaBrew

Craft Brewery in San Marcos - 0.16 mi

The AquaBrew is a brewery, beer garden, restaurant, and events center located in downtown San Marcos. Opened in March 2016, it’s a spot where “craft beer, culinary delights, local music, and community come together” and aims to stimulate all the senses. Its events center can accommodate up to 500 people, and its rooftop bar and patio has bench-style seating that gives a casual and friendly vibe – perfect for taking in the Texas air. They have about 10 varieties on tap, and also usually feature a couple of guest breweries as well. Growlers and crowlers are available so you can take home a favorite brew. The place is open daily with both lunch and dinner menus. On weekend nights, they feature live music.

Roughhouse Brewing

Craft Brewery in San Marcos - 8.17 mi

Roughhouse Brewing is a family-run brewery that creates oak-fermented, American farmhouse beer on their ranch in San Marcos, Texas. Their American farmhouse beer complements the Texas backdrop which is dry, crisp and refreshing. They started Roughhouse Brewing in January 2019 with a drive to do meaningful work that brought the owners closer to their land and the community. The brewery and taproom are housed in a wooden barn with a welcoming, homey aesthetic, offering a range of beer as well as guest wine and cider. Their yeast-centric ales undergo 100-percent fermentation in American White Oak feeders using their house, mixed culture, which includes yeast harvested from the Pasternak Ranch. The expansive outdoor seating area at Roughhouse Brewing also includes a stage for live music every Saturday.

Middleton Brewing

Craft Brewery in San Marcos - 8.47 mi

Middleton Brewing is a 10-barrel brewpub in San Marcos, Texas that specialize in “small-batch, handcrafted Belgian, American, and British Ales,” perfectly suited for the Texas Hill Country. It was founded in the summer of 2011 by Kim and Dennis Middleton.They moved to Texas from California with the dream of opening a brewpub where people could enjoy a wide array of quality brews while enjoying all the “natural grandeur of the Hill Country.” Middleton Brewing strive to provide the community with world class beer in an inviting and laid back atmosphere. They brew an extensive collection of beers including “seven Belgian-style beers, five American-style beers, and two British brews.” In addition, they also offer a wide array of wine and locally made cider.

BS Brewing

Craft Brewery in Seguin - 13.69 mi

BS Brewing is a little patch of country heaven between New Braunfels and Seguin that offers a selection of craft beers and other drinks. It is an “innovative and up-and-coming brewery” that is kid friendly and dog friendly. You will be impressed with their growing variety of ales. They currently have 12 beers on tap, 5 craft sodas, Wine, Sangria, and they are proudly “supporting 5 other Hill Country Breweries.” You can hangout on the patio with a Pecan Ale and you just might find yourself in the middle of one of their live music gigs, cookouts, or any other of the various assortments of get together and good times. No Tv's, no distractions, just a fire pit, good beer and great company!

Vista Brewing

Craft Brewery in Driftwood - 15.99 mi

Experience the beauty of Vista Brewing, nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country. With spacious grounds perfect for families and pets, it's an ideal spot to enjoy the fresh air and exceptional beers. Indulge in the Flight of Beer, featuring the Brewmaster's top creations like Destination, Zwickled Pink, Merriweather, and Dreamweaver. Drawing inspiration from European traditions, Vista Brewing brews with a focus on the unique terroir of the Texas Hill Country. Pair their beverages with farm-fresh dishes from the grill menu while enjoying live music.

Faust Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in New Braunfels - 16.63 mi

Faust Brewing Company opened in 1998 in New Braunfels. Initially intended as a full bar and dining outlet housed within the historic Faust Hotel, the brewery expanded its operations in 2016 and now includes a separate brewpub. The new brewpub is just about a block away from the hotel. New Braunfels is a town rich in German heritage, and both the hotel and the brewery honor the past and the German tradition of beer making. The hotel and brewery is named after Walter Faust Sr., who spearheaded the initial development of the hotel. Opened just before The Great Depression, Faust’s determination also helped keep the hotel open during the difficult period. Today, the brewery creates a selection of year-round beers, seasonal varieties, and small batch creations. They also serve wine and a variety of local guest beers on tap.

New Braunfels Brewing

Craft Brewery in New Braunfels - 16.69 mi

New Braunfels Brewing was founded in early 2011 by the Meyer family. They are brewing locally hand-crafted beer “inspired by old-world German recipes” with a Texan disregard for the rules. They goes beyond traditional beer styles and brews what they like, using unique ingredients, unique recipes and a fierce ingenuity. All of the beer they offer is dry with a balanced acidity. Their base beers are “Hefeweizen, Dunkelweizen Weizenbock and Oktoberfest.” Their medium is grains, hops, fruit, spices and their local blend of wild yeast and bacteria. They also barrel-age and secondarily ferment these releases to create unique and new beers. They got a bar at the brewery with 8 taps and a stool for you to enjoy them all. What goes in the beer they make is as much local wheat, local water and local passion as they can get their hands on.

Guadalupe Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Canyon Lake - 19.12 mi

Guadalupe Brewing Company uses honey as a key ingredient in several of their craft beers. Concern for the honeybee population, therefore, is just one of the many passions by its owners. To this end, the company contributes a portion of the proceeds from the sales of their flagship Texas Honey Ale to support Texas A&M University’s bee research program. The brewery opened its doors in 2012. Owners Keith and Anna Kilker focus on “full-flavored, well-balanced, and approachable” beers using only natural ingredients. Their lineup of award-winning beers includes the Pumpkin Style Texas Honey Ale and their Belgian Style Tripel. Both are medal winners at the U.S. Open Beer Championships, among other creations. Interestingly, head brewer Keith was not your typical experienced homebrewer. He had never brewed beer before. Instead, he studied brewing science at the Siebel Institute just prior to opening his dream brewery.

Twisted X Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Dripping Springs - 21.28 mi

Located in Dripping Springs and open since 2011, Twisted X Brewing Co. proudly specializes in beers to share with friends and family. Using “high-quality, local products”, their beers have a “Texas-influenced, Mexican-style” that will make you “rethink how you view beer”. The brewery started out “with the goal of educating people how different ingredients can make complex beers”. Today, they continue to use the 3BBL system they started the brewery with, which allows them constantly to experiment and develop new recipes. The brewery provides free tours for guests to learn about their brewing process. It's at 1pm and 5pm on Saturdays, and 1pm and 3pm on Sundays. Drop by the brewery often. There's bound to be a new small batch beer on tap.

Seguin Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Seguin - 21.73 mi

Specializing in craft brewed beer and brick oven pizza, Seguin Brewing Company started production in 2014 as home brewers in a workshop, hand bottling their products with just the two founders. They have moved to downtown Seguin and built a taproom brewpub and a pizzeria with a team of 18 people. From the nice thin crust, perfectly seasoned sauce and awesome selection of toppings, they truly have the best pizza in town! Plus, the selection of craft beers are also excellent! Seguin Brewing uses a “combination of old and new brewing techniques” to bring you delicious hand crafted beer. Driven by their passion and taste buds, the owners refuse to settle for a poor product. They hope that you'll enjoy their beer as much as they enjoy brewing it for you.

Suds Monkey Brewing

Craft Brewery in Dripping Springs - 22.08 mi

Located between Belterra Village and Headwaters in Dripping Springs, Suds Monkey Brewing is a family and pet friendly, community nano brewery featuring a simple yet complex brews made with “love and passion for the art of the craft.” Suds Monkey is a lifelong dream of Greg Plummer, the founder and head brewer. Their goal is to offer great beers and an outstanding, friendly experience to their patrons in Dripping Springs.They have a casual warehouse tap room that offers fun for all. At Suds Monkey Brewing, you can chat with the locals and get the inside scoop on their own mascot, Suds Monkey. It is one of the best place to enjoy great beer and have fun with friends!

Thirsty Planet Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Austin - 22.30 mi

There’s nothing random about Thirsty Planet Brewing Company’s methods when it comes to brewing great craft beers. Everything has a purpose. For example, they started back in 2010 with just ales, which take less time than lagers. They donate tips gathered at their tasting room to charities, and sponsor several local charities whenever possible, including the Mountain Gorilla Conservation Fund. Local artists get traction and support through their Brite Tank and Event Brite initiatives. They donate spent grains to local farmers, and recycle paper, cardboard, and glass products, too. Business decisions are purposeful, too. They celebrated their seventh year with the launch of Buckethead IPA sold in a special 7-pack beer. Of course, these came in a bucket shaped container. Watch out for the brewery’s taproom reopening. They closed the old one to concentrate on production and distribution, boosting their capacity and making them available on store shelves.

5 Stones Artisan Brewery

Craft Brewery in New Braunfels - 22.61 mi

5 Stones Artisan Brewery was founded in 2012 by Seth Weatherly. Currently based in New Braunfels, 2017 was a big year for 5 Stones. Starting out as a hobby homebrewer until the company’s founding, Seth now works with Garrett Crowell, a former head brewer at another company. Seth also moved the brewery to its present-day 19-acre location from its previous 1200 square feet space in a Cibolo industrial park. With his first brew, the award-winning Aloha Piña, and dozens of other handcrafted recipes, the company continues to brew seasonal artisan beers at the new location. The place is “a little hidden… with abundant outdoor seating and space for dogs to play and kids to run”. Complementing the indoor setup is an outdoor seating area. It's a “beautiful and relaxing atmosphere” with fire pits, food trucks on occasion, and live music. In case you’re wondering, “5 Stones” refers to the little-known bible trivia that David carefully chose 5 stones to beat Goliath.

Acopon Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Dripping Springs - 23.12 mi

The Acopon Brewing Company was established by the same group who gave Dripping Springs The Barber Shop. Established to provide a focus on English-style ales, the team opened another taproom just a stone’s throw away from the Barber Shop's location. The name is taken from a “restorative or cordial medicine or application”. The taproom opened in September 2017. It provides a selection of craft beers – not just English ales. It even has wine, cider, and sodas for non-fans of craft beers. The brewery follows an “old world model where each town in Germany or England would have their own favorite local brewery”, and the beer could only be found and enjoyed there. They have board games for use by guests, and welcome dogs into the taproom. They don’t serve food, so guests are also welcome to bring food in.

Hitmaker Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 23.61 mi

Brian Hyde, Marcos Canchola, Joe Holifield, and Chris Fish released Hitmaker Brewing Company’s first beer, an IPA, only in mid-May 2018. The brewery and its founders, however, are far from being newbies to the business of craft beers. Joe, head brewer and the “creative force” behind their beers, has over a decade of homebrewing experience. He also attended Siebel Institute in Chicago. Meanwhile, the other founders own or co-own several bars and restaurants around Austin. The list includes MugShots, Pour House Pints & Pies, The Hideout Pub, Pour House Pub, Bender Bar & Grill, and Violet Crown Social Club. The brewery’s taproom opened about a year after the release of its first beer. Since then they’ve lined up about 10 beers including a coconut porter and a Kolsch. The taproom is open from Thursdays to Sundays.

Jester King Brewery

Craft Brewery in Austin - 24.24 mi

At Jester King Brewery, we collaborate closely with our local community to craft imaginative beers. Our meticulous process spans brewing, fermentation, barrel aging, and blending. We take pride in using well water, local ingredients like grains, hops, fruits, and vegetables, foraged plants, and native yeast and bacteria. Our extensive selection features bottled brews, stainless steel tank-fermented beers, oak barrel-aged creations, and 100% spontaneously fermented delights. Complementing our beers, we offer a delectable food menu featuring items like pretzel knots, charcuterie boards, pizzas, and more. Join us for a unique beer and dining experience in Texas. Jester King Brewery has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

Last Stand Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 24.66 mi

Founded in 2015, Last Stand Brewing Company is an award winning craft brewery that offer a "wide array of delicious beers" complimented by their food truck, brewers choice grill. This is a picturesque destination brewery in the Texas Hill Country with an inviting taproom that has a large beer garden. They specialized on bringing the "highest quality full flavored beers to the market." They particularly like playing with hops and yeast in the brewing process to produce truly unique flavors in our beers. Their motto is "big attention to small details" which results in a variety of high quality beers. Last Stand Brewing Company aim to be a place where friends and families can gather as they welcome you into their owners second home!

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