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Texas Beer Company

Craft Brewery in Taylor - 15.80 mi

Texas Beer Company is one of those success stories that really took off because of the community. Founded by J.D. Gins and Ian Davis, this Taylor-based brewery counts a gold medal win at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival for their Pecos Amber Lager among their many achievements. Both have J.D.’s ex-girlfriend to thank for J.D.’s first homebrewing kit, which prompted his passion for brewing. J.D. is the company’s brewmaster. The two friends were community organizers who met during Obama’s presidential campaign. Launched in May 2016, the brewery came to be with support from various sectors. Prior to launch, they got a leg up when Davis’ friend bought the building they’re located in. Meanwhile, the two were conducting tastings rent-free and getting valuable inputs from locals. With economic development incentives from the city council, a successful initial funding campaign, and a follow-up fund campaign for expansion, the brewery continues to benefit from the support of the community it serves.

Meridian Hive

Craft Brewery in Austin - 17.72 mi

Meridian Hive is built on a team of passionate and dedicated people who: Celebrate color, flavor, individuality and diversity. Their thing is HONEY. They create delicious alcoholic beverages from PURE HONEY and REAL FRUIT, with HIGH QUALITY, ALL-NATURAL, straight-from-the-earth ingredients. They go against the grain to create something decidedly different, exist to serve friends, family, neighbors, and community and aim to share products that are easy to buy, easy to drink, and easy to love.

Southern Heights Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Austin - 18.24 mi

Southern Heights Brewing Company is a colorful craft brewery owned by by Austin Russell and Chris Rich. They have a large tap room, offering a variety of house-brewed beer on tap and free wifi! The brewery is an expansive 7500 square feet and is dog-friendly, with plans for an outdoor patio. They have a chalkboard menu of beer, light colored wooden tables, and a wall of fermenters and brewing equipment. They brew their own craft beer and have several on tap available in flights or pints. They have a wonderful selection of IPA's which is probably the biggest in Austin, as well as a great selection of light beers and delicious dark beers. Regardless of the type of beer you like, you will find one of their beers interesting!

Live Oak Brewing Co

Craft Brewery in Del Valle - 19.14 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!

Bluebonnet Beer Company

Craft Brewery in Round Rock - 19.29 mi

Bluebonnet Beer Company is a family-run brewery in Round Rock. The owners are husband and wife David and Clare Hulama. David holds a degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired his brewing skills from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling in London, and at University of California at Davis. Clare, meanwhile, is a sales and marketing veteran of over twenty years. The brewery and taproom they established in 2013 is a dream business nearly ten years in the making. On weekends, the children might even be at the taproom helping their parents. The brewery has four core beers year round, with fifteen seasonal beers available. The brewery also has the “very limited distribution” Immortal Ten Series. Available only in Round Rock, these beers are dedicated to the ten Round Rock students and staff of Baylor University who lost their lives in a tragic 1927 accident.

Compadre Brewing

Craft Brewery in Round Rock - 19.45 mi

Officially opened in the summer of 2019, Compadre Brewing is owned and operated by the Galvan family in Pflugerville/Round Rock. It’s a dog-friendly and family friendly brewery that started with a “Make Your Own Beer Kit” Christmas gift for Roel, the brewery’s owner and brewer. Together with his father Roy, the two set out to discover the world of craft beers, which culminated in their opening Compadre Brewing. As fate would have it, the family took over a short-lived brewery that used to exist at their present location. The brewery soft-opened with their Cinco De Cele(brew)cion last May 5, and served about 32 different craft beers on tap, including their own creations. A few months into their opening, the reviews have been great:
  • “It is awesome. Friendly staff, good beers and plenty of options of other local beers”
  • “Solid selection of beers”
  • “They like to push flavor profiles and add depth to the beer (which is) a good thing”

Hi Sign Brewing

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.00 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!

Friends and Allies Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.04 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.

Batch – Craft Beer & Kolaches

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.05 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.

Oddwood Ales

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.18 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.

4th Tap Brewing Cooperative

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.40 mi

The 4th Tap Brewing Cooperative is Texas’ first worker-owned brewery, and one of the first in the U.S.  It took the founders 6 years of planning, and they finally opened in November 2015. Today, each person you see making, selling, or serving their delicious craft beers owns a piece of 4th Tap. The brewery is located in north Austin. The taproom was “designed to bring together [the] neighborhood… and share 4th Tap’s love of beer, art, music, and much more.” And, wrestling is one of those “much more”. The taproom is open daily and there’s a wrestling ring in the back for occasional wrestling matches. “Party World Rasslin’” (PWR) is one of the special events aligned with their mantra “Brew. Share. Party. Repeat.” There are three “core beer line-up” and several others on seasonal rotation at the taproom. Some of the varieties come in cans and are available for purchase.

Oskar Blues Brewery

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.52 mi

Founded in 2002, Oskar Blues Brewery is the “1st American craft brewery to brew and can beers.” They shattered craft beer convention by stuffing their voluminously hopped mutha of a brew, “Dale’s Pale Ale,” into a portable, crushable, infinitely recyclable can. They want to craft beer in can because it stays fresher for longer, and it’s easy to pack in and pack out on any soul-saving adventure. Oskar Blues Brewery is now operating their breweries in “Colorado, North Carolina and Texas” to provide craft beer in a can to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and 17 other countries. Other offerings include Old Chub Scotch Ale, Mama's Little Yella Pils, G'Knight Imperial Red Ale, GUBNA Imperial IPA, Ten FIDY Imperial Stout, Deviant Dale's IPA, and other specialties.

The Brewtorium

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.52 mi

The Brewtorium in Austin opened in March 2018 with the team of Chris, Whitney, Kristie, and Dave on board. Chris and Whitney, a husband and wife team and the founders of the brewery, had their first date at a pub and shared a deep love for craft beers. With Whitney as CEO and Chris as Head Brewer, they’ve taken in Executive Chef Dave to pair German-inspired food to go with German-style beers, the style preferred by Chris who’s of German ancestry. Restaurant-veteran Kristie, meanwhile, completes the group as General Manager. The Brewtorium has a spacious taproom and outdoor patio in N. Central Austin. Order their Tangerine Milkshake IPA and give support to Mother’s Milk Bank, which provides “life saving breast milk to the most fragile babies in need”. You might want to pair the brew with the Deviled Eggs. We hear it’s simply delicious! The brewery also serves a selection of wine, cider, mead, and sake.

Central Machine Works Brewery

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.58 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.

Celis Brewery

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.60 mi

The Celis Brewery name is synonymous with witbier or “white beer”. The name Celis had gone through two iterations previously. Pierre Celis, the legendary brewer, built two breweries - one in Belgium and another in Austin - which ended in "Faustian deals” and forced Pierre to give up the breweries he built. The beer world mourned Pierre's passing in 2011. He is credited with reviving witbier, which had all but died in the 1950s. Celis Brewery “2.0”, essentially the third iteration of the brewery, is by Christine Celis, Pierre’s daughter. With help from outside investors, the brewery and taproom opened in 2017. Using her father’s original recipes, Christine recreated the beers that were her father’s legacy. She also introduced new ones that promise to continue the family name’s legendary reputation. Daytona Camps, Christine's daughter, joins her mother at the brewery. Like her mother, she is also a brewer having perfected her brewing skills around the U.S. and in Europe. Celis Brewery has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

Black Star Co-op

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.61 mi

Black Star Co-op in Austin, Texas is the world's first cooperatively-owned and worker self-managed brewpub. Their menu incorporates locally-sourced, sustainably produced ingredients, and features classic brunch items, starters, entrees, and desserts. Don't miss their rotating selection of unique brews, crafted from over 55 recipes. Join them for happy hour Tuesday through Thursday from 3-6 pm, with $1 off selected wines and snacks.

Circle Brewing Company

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.67 mi

Nashville natives Ben Sabel and Judson Mulherin founded Circle Brewing Company in 2010 making it the oldest microbrewery in North Austin. Adhering to the principles of the German Purity Law, the duo believes in combining the Law "with a little creativity and Texas ingenuity”. This philosophy results in award winning beers including their Alibi Blonde, which won silver at the 2014 World Beer Cup. In 2016, their Archetype Historical IPA won gold at the 2016 edition. Their Doppel Blur Imperial Hefe, meanwhile, took bronze at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival. Circle Brewing is popular with the Austin community because they host several unique events each year. For example, in 2019, the 0.5K Marathon at the brewery's parking lot is on its 6th year. With beer in hand, donors participate in a race and proceeds go to a different charity each year. Another unique event had them team up with Equality Texas during Pride Month. The brewery sold Fanny Pack Kolsch in rainbow-colored cans and donated $1 for each can sold to the non-profit.

Adelbert’s Brewery

Craft Brewery in Austin - 20.84 mi

Adelbert’s Brewery is an award-winning microbrewery in Austin. Established in 2011 and named after founder Scott Hovey’s brother, George Adelbert “Del” Hovey, the brewery imbues all its brews with Del’s spirit of adventure and love for travel. The brewery is proud of their hands-on brewing process which uses only quality ingredients, and several of their brews have won many awards. There are year-round mainstays, fruited brews, and limited releases; some varieties are available in cans. Check out their very informative website. They tell you what’s available at the taproom and their suggested perfect pairings. You can learn all about Del’s travels that inspired many of their brews’ names and flavors, too. They have a partner food truck for the month to cater to customers' munchies. Tours of the brewery are by request only.

Blue Owl Brewing

Craft Brewery in Austin - 21.39 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!

Austin Beerworks

Craft Brewery in Austin - 21.41 mi

Austin Beerworks' four co-founders believe that “beer brings people together”. To this end, they established Austin Beerworks so “people (will) have a better time”. Austin Beerworks beers are only sold within about 50 miles of Austin, but the brewery is gaining national recognition. They recently made Forbes 11 Best Beers list in 2018. The brand started with their first release in April 2011. Initially raising the eyebrows of craft beer fans by having them distributed in bold, attractive cans, it went from a startup to “growing by over 180% each year”. Today, they have “core four” beers - Peacemaker, Pearl-Snap, Flavor Country, and Fire Eagle. In addition, they have a rotating set of seasonal beers, and the Heavy Machinery seasonal IPA series. They also lay claim to a world's first - the 99-pack - a marketing gimmick to promote their Peacemaker "Anytime Ale". In 2016, Austin Chronicle dubbed them “the new official beer of Austin”. In 2017, they expanded to a 15,000+ square foot warehouse next door to the brewery. Austin Beerworks has been included in our list of 10 Must-Try Craft Breweries in Austin (2020). Check out the link to read more!

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