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Independence Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Austin - 1.08 mi

Located in Austin, Independence Brewing Company has been serving “handcrafted beers for independent thinkers & drinkers” throughout Texas and beyond since 2004. The company started with a married couple and their dog that has blossomed into a crew of nine and a community of beer drinkers who enjoy drinking fresh, handcrafted beer. Their passion is instilled in every bottle and can that comes off the line, onto the truck, into your home, and belly. They have their classic favorites, seasonal and limited releases, and brewery-exclusive beers in a “relaxing laid-back tap room.” With brewery tours, live original music, and special food events, Independence Brewing Co is likely to become your favorite place in south Austin! Independence Brewing Co has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

Orf Brewing

Craft Brewery in Austin - 1.15 mi

Specializing in hybrid ales, Orf Brewing provides unique beverages that you won't find anywhere else, inspired by a “deep love of chemistry and beer.” This company is based in South Austin, in an area of town that is rapidly becoming a “brewery row” of sorts. They work out of a 2500 sq. ft. bay and 950 sq. ft. tasting room in a warehouse strip populated by such industrial small businesses. They do have a small beer garden surrounding large oak tree out in front of their roll-up door. Orf Brewing take traditional elements from diverse origins and let them mix and mingle in non-traditional combinations which result in “exceptional, distinctive recipes” that stand apart from typical craft beers being produced today. While some beer styles are currently produced by two or more Texas breweries, their styles are always unique.

St Elmo Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Austin - 2.33 mi

St Elmo Brewing Company boasts a bar, brewery & beer garden with rotating craft taps & an on-site food trailer for mostly Asian fare. This relaxed, unpretentious brewery is the product of two beer loving friends and plays host to live music, yoga events, community pint nights and more. They wanted to focus on being a “neighborhood taproom” and keep their days filled with making beer. St Elmo Brewing Co offers approachable beers for all types of drinkers. From hazy IPAs, fruited sours and traditional German styles to light beer, and even Austin’s first hard seltzer, brews are available to enjoy at the tap room or in crowlers to-go. It is a neighborhood spot perfect for hanging out with friends after work, relaxing with family on the weekend, or just grabbing a beer at the bar.

Nomadic Beerworks

Craft Brewery in Austin - 2.63 mi

Nomadic Beerworks is an eccentric small batch brewery, pub, and coffee shop serving a wide assortment of self produced beer, wine, cider, coffee, and more in a comfortable climate controlled taproom. It was founded in 2017 by two brothers who are “passionate about brewing and sharing their experiences with others.” They work hard every day to make this brewery a reality. They draw inspiration from people, cuisines, and cultures from all over the globe in order to brew one of a kind beers. Nomadic Beerworks' philosophy toward life is that “no one should ever settle for anything less than extraordinary.” If you have a dream you must move toward it. Join Nomadic Beerworks on this journey and never settle for boring beers again!

(512) Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 2.98 mi

(512) Brewing Company is a microbrewery based in Austin offering over 30 craft beer varieties. The company is proud to use only the freshest local and organic ingredients while consciously controlling the brewing process up to distribution. The company is completely independent of the big brands, and features draft beers sold in reusable kegs. Instead of Bisphenol-A (BPA) lined aluminum, they serve their beers in durable glass. Perhaps a testament to their popularity, they were the largest buyers of organic malted barley in Texas in 2016. Catch them at over 715 locations around Texas. Even better, for $12 per person, drop by for their open house on Saturdays from noon to 4:00pm. The fee includes a tour of the brewery's facilities, 6 samples, and a logo glass. You can also attend one of their Cellar Sessions, an intimate live music session filmed at the brewery featuring a musical artist.

Thirsty Planet Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Austin - 3.45 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.

Hi Sign Brewing

Craft Brewery in Austin - 3.68 mi

Hi Sign Brewing takes its name from Hi Sign Road in Lincoln, Montana. The name stuck because Marine Corps veteran Mark Phillippe, the brewery’s founder, spent time with his Dad in a little cabin off Hi Sign Road. It was there that he developed his love for craft beers. After his military stint, Mark found himself searching for his next path. Two mentors, both also in the beverage industry, convinced him to pursue his dream of building his own brewery. The brewery opened in 2017 with Andrew Shelton as head brewer. Andrew brings an extensive brewing background including stints at Texas and Florida breweries. Located in a 6,600 square feet warehouse and situated in a one-acre lot, the airy taproom has ample space for special events. While at the brewery, try the blond ale with “the perfect subtle amount of blueberry” Violet the Blueberry Blonde (5.1% ABV). It’s their bestseller. Hi Sign Brewing has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.08 mi

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company in Austin, Texas is not just a brewery, but also a fantastic outdoor spot with the best pizza. Experience their philosophy of "Beer makes it better" with a wide selection of craft beers. Join them on Saturday nights for live music, cold beer, and hot pizza. The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

Blue Owl Brewing

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.11 mi

Blue Owl Brewing specializes in sour beers. That means this is the place to go to in East Austin if you like sour beers. The beers range from “mildly sour to puckering after every sip” sour. Owner Suzy Shaffer says she has had taproom customers “who don’t like beer (and) we’ve been able to convert people (to drinking their beers)”. Co-owner Jeff Young says their “refreshing, light beers” are perfect for Austin’s warm weather. Their taproom opened in 2015. The pastel furniture and décor is a perfect backdrop to the sour beers they serve. They have three year-round products – Little Boss, Spirit Animal, and Professor Black – plus a selection of seasonal offerings. Their canned releases  are found “in select cities throughout Texas and California”, with some limited seasonal bottles released from time to time. Blue Owl Brewing has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

Quickie Pickie Cesar Chavez

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.16 mi

Quickie Pickie Cesar Chavez is “your go-to place” where you can eat, drink, grab a take away and shop. A "neighborhood institution for more than 2.5 years," has been newly updated to match the changes of Cesar Chavez through the years. This part-convenience grocery, part-café, part-beer joint can cater to anyone and everyone “morning, noon and night.” Quickie Pickie offers a “perfect East Austin vibe” along with a “great wine and beer selection.” Whatever the reason for every visit, Quickie Pickie got you covered: “fast when you’re in a hurry and chill when you want to hang out.”

Central Machine Works Brewery

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.22 mi

Located in East Austin, Central Machine Works Brewery features a beer garden with family-friendly areas, food trucks, and a stage for live music. This East Austin brewery and beer hall got its name from the former tenant of the preserved industrial space, the “Central Machine Works” shop. The brewery came about after a group of Austinites fell in love with the space. Central Machine Works Brewery offers a wide range of beers from “American lagers, ales, and IPAs,” as well as some international styles like “kolsch, pilsners and English brown ales.” They also have seasonal beers and guest taps. They have a taproom that has a full bar and all of the drinks they offer are available on-site and for limited distribution.

Live Oak Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Del Valle - 4.50 mi

Live Oak Brewing Company is a craft brewery makes “extraordinary beers” based on classic lagers and ales of Central Europe and the US. Since 1997, the company has been committed to producing delicious craft beers for the enjoyment of passionate beer drinkers of Austin, Texas, and beyond. They offer year-round beers like “Pilz, HefeWeizen, Big Bark Amber Lager, and Grodziskie,” as well as seasonals like “Primus Weizenbock, Oaktoberfest, Berliner Weisse, and Gold.” They also have limited offerings such as “Smoaktoberfest, Kleines Bier, Pre-war Pilz, Gose, IPA, and Schwarzer Rauch.” Live Oak Brewing Co employ an old-world style of brewing rarely found in America but practiced extensively throughout central Europe. They source only the best authentic ingredients, and use a time-consuming mash and secondary lagering process. The result has achieved both regional and national acclaim, but more importantly, the satisfaction of loyal beer drinkers who appreciate their beer-making efforts. Live Oak Brewing Co has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

Lazarus Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.55 mi

Everything you need to share life with friends are here at Lazarus Brewing Company. They are open all day long, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday. This East Side taproom has a “solid selection of local craft beer,” plenty of bar seating, and a shady patio for you and your dog to sip a beer on and be admired by everyone walking by. Plus, they have 30 spaces of parking. Lazarus Brewing Company roast their own coffee, and offer a full espresso bar. They also got a “great wine menu, with a full commercial kitchen” dishing out some of the best street Mex you've ever tasted. They make the best tacos with a layer of cheese melted right onto the tortilla. If you’re in the mood for something else, they have also have a few solid sandwiches and other options.

Zilker Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.55 mi

Clark brothers Patrick and Forrest and their best friend from high school Marco Rodriguez started brewing in 2008. After winning numerous awards in brewing competitions, the three decided to dive in and open “the brewery of their dreams”. They eventually quit their jobs and pooled their savings, and with help from outside inventors, opened in April 2015. Many breweries usually locate themselves in industrial parks on the outskirts of town. Zilker Brewing Company, meanwhile, is on East 6th, which makes it an ideal urban craft brewery and taproom in “the heart of East Austin”. They currently have a lineup of four "mainstays" and about 15 seasonal brews. To sample their delicious beers, proceed to the brewery's “sleek and industrial” taproom. The designers meant it as a place to bring the community together. Zilker Brewing Co has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

Pint House Pizza (Lamar)

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.76 mi

Home of Electric Jellyfish IPA, Lamar is the second Pint House location that offers a delicious and unique selection of “award-winning craft beer and pizza in a warm and casual setting.” It was founded by six guys who share a passion for craft beer and good food. They work tirelessly to create innovative beers of all styles that showcase the highest quality ingredients. Whether it is their award-winning “Fully Adrift Double IPA, Nomura DIPA, Green Battles IPA, Electric Jellyfish IPA, delectably bold Bearded Seal Dry Irish Stout, elusive Jaguar Shark Barrel Aged Stout, or their next Pilot IPA offering,” they brew every beer to be delicious, drinkable and to pair well with 6 more. Pint House Pizza was voted Austin's Best Brewpub 2013 through 2018!

Central District Brewing

Craft Brewery in Austin - 4.78 mi

The Central District Brewing – as the name implies – is centrally located in Downtown Austin. Opened in March 2019, they opened to serve local Austin beers. Starting May 2019, however, the brewery released their first batch of brews. The brewery is “very well located” at the ground floor of the parking garage next to the Austin Convention Center. That means you won’t ever have to worry about parking! It’s also “an easy walk to the nightlife on 6th Street”. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby, and it’s “close to the Hilton and Fairmont”. That affirms the popular real estate saying of “location, location, location”! And the beers? The brewery won gold at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival within less than a year of operation for their Wit-tington and beat more established breweries. They’ve also started releasing their first sodas for non-beer drinkers!

Quickie Pickie 11th Street

Craft Brewery in Austin - 5.01 mi

Quickie Pickie 11th Street is “your go-to place” where you can eat, drink, grab a take away and shop. A "neighborhood institution for more than 25 years," has been newly updated to match the changes of 11th Street through the years.  This part-convenience grocery, part-café, part-beer joint can cater to anyone and everyone “morning, noon and night.” Quickie Pickie offers a “perfect East Austin vibe” along with a “great wine and beer selection.” Whatever the reason for every visit, Quickie Pickie got you covered: “fast when you’re in a hurry and chill when you want to hang out.”

Friends and Allies Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 5.02 mi

Friends and Allies Brewing Company founders Ben Sabin and Devin Ponds are “industry professionals”. The homebrewing enthusiasts bonded over their passion but charted different paths. Ponds moved to California and Sabin remaining in Austin. Both worked in the craft beer industry. Their passion eventually brought them back together in Austin and they hired Nathan Crane as head brewer for their new brewery. The company’s name is the Hasinais meaning for the word “Tejas” (or, “Texas”), which refers to a friend or ally. It reflects the company’s aim to be deeply rooted in Austin’s community. With a focus on “West Coast techniques”, the brewery “produces uniquely Texas beers steeped in West Coast brewing techniques”. Even their logo reflects this “dual state” and shows a wolf and a bear. Their current lineup consists of four core beers.

Oddwood Ales

Craft Brewery in Austin - 6.44 mi

Oddwood Ales is a small brewery and pub in East Austin that specialize on making American style wild ales, lagers and hoppy pale ales but also aim to fill the tap wall with the best representations of many beer types. They also have wine and food menu such as small thin crust bar pizza and other Italian fare. To complement this, they pulled together a list of Italian wines with the help from “Alex Bell of Aviary Wine & Kitchen.” Their space was designed as a cozy neighborhood pub. The place has ample parking options, large indoor seating with lots of fun video and arcade games. They also offer a fabulous happy hour where beers are $2 off and pizzas are $5.

Batch – Craft Beer & Kolaches

Craft Brewery in Austin - 6.49 mi

Batch Craft Beer & Kolaches started in 2017 as a family-owned and operated kolache bakery, taproom, and retail craft beer shop. Founders and brothers Noah and Josh Lit introduced Austinites to their preference of downing their kolaches with their favorite beers. Batch's beer selection came from local craft breweries and European breweries. In addition, they also had cans and bottles from many breweries, and coffee for non-beer drinkers. After a couple of years just serving other breweries’ beers with their kolaches, the brothers collaborated with John Snyder and Heath Shuford. Together, they launched a 2019 Kickstarter campaign to start their own brewery. Batch has since released their first batch for their 2nd year anniversary celebration in August 2019 – a “saison aged in Cabernet barrels with pink peppercorns, Texas wildflower honey, and dandelion”. They also sold Batch Bottle Club, Elite Brewery, and Beer for Life memberships, which ended in October 2019.

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