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Best Austin Breweries and Taprooms

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Austin, TX – Austinites know what great beer tastes like due to the variety of craft beers that are created all around the city. Austin’s ever-changing and expanding craft beer scene makes it easy to find new local beers and enjoy a great afternoon or evening with friends and family. So get up close and personal with your favorite local beers and check out our list of Austin breweries!

Best Austin Breweries and Taprooms

2314 Rutland Dr #100, Austin, TX 78758 | Photo Credit: Adelbert’s Brewery

Since 2011, Adelbert’s Brewery has grown to become an award-winning microbrewery in Austin. While brewing, they utilize a multi-temperature decoction mash to extract a more complex flavor from their grains. Relax in their family-friendly tap room filled with TV’s and games, plus enjoy seasonal bites from their food truck, Hot box Dinner. Dogs are also welcome on their outdoor patio.

3001 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758 | Photo Credit: Austin Beerworks 

Austin Beerworks brews delicious Austin beers, including IPAs and ales that provide a bold, clean craft taste. Their popular taproom draws in local and visitors year-round with their crafty seasonal brews. Host a party on their patio, buy some cool merch, or take beer to-go. Austin Beerworks also provides tours and tastings to the public of their brewing warehouse.

7020 Easy Wind Dr, Austin, TX 78752 | Photo Credit: Blackstar Co-op

Blackstar Co-op started with the idea of better serving the community. With a constantly rotating beer selection, Blackstar Co-op has developed over 55 unique recipes over the years that are brewed seasonally. They like to brew interesting, creative and flavorful beers that are still clean and drinkable for the Texas heat. Outside of the traditional four main ingredients in beer (malt, water, yeast, and hops), they love to experiment with new and interesting ingredients and processes. Come with friends and check out Blackstar Co-op’s new seasonal beers.

1700 Bryant Dr #107, Round Rock, TX 78664 | Photo Credit: Bluebonnet Beer Company

Established in 2013, Bluebonnet Beer Company operates out of a tiny brewery in Round Rock, Texas with one goal in mind; to share flavorful, award-winning craft beers with the community. Look for Bluebonnet Beers in restaurants in and around the Round Rock area. Take a seasonal beer to-go, or try a crafted hard seltzer!

2400 E Cesar Chavez St #300, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Blue Owl Brewing

Blue Owl Brewing is dedicated to the craft of sour-mashing your favorite beer styles into new experiences. Like the salsa on your taco, sourness in a beer should accentuate what’s already there instead of dominating your taste buds. Their aim is to produce clean, well-balanced beers that retain the characteristics of their style! Hang out with some friends on their patio or nerd out about beer science in the tasting room. They strive to make consistent, affordable sours in a can you’re proud to hold at a party, on the lake, in a tube or at a dinner party.

10001 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758 | Photo Credit: Celis Beers

In 1992, Pierre Celis, flew from Belgium to the United States to start a new brewery in the great state of Texas. Using original yeast strain from Belgium, Celis Beers has been brewing up the world-famous Belgian-style Witbier for the past 30 years. Discover this delicious brew yourself by visiting their Old World-inspired tasting room and Copper Kettle Taproom!

2340 W Braker Ln b, Austin, TX 78758 | Photo Credit: Circle Brewing Co.

Circle Brewing Company combines German flair and Texas ingenuity. Their simply crafted brews embody the concept of purity. Enjoy a pint while listening to live music in the taproom or take your beer to-go.

19510 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 | Photo Credit: Family Business Beer Company

What else can bring people together better than good beer, good music, and good food? Nothing! That’s why Family Business Brewing Company got into this business! They are a family-owned brewery on 15 acres just outside Austin in Dripping Springs that is kid and pet-friendly! Browse through their year-round, seasonal, and rotating beers and get to know them a little better by relaxing in the hill country and enjoying hand-crafted beers and one of Austin’s finest food trucks. You can also check out their events page for updates on special gatherings and live music schedules!

979 Springdale Rd #124, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Friends and Allies

Friends and Allies Brewing combines West Coast brewing techniques, standards, and practices with the vibrant and eclectic east Austin culture, delivering a fresh, high-quality, unique local beer to a growing, influential, passionate community. Friends and Allies proudly distribute all of its product in the Austin area, believing that personal relationships with customers and the community are the best way to provide consistent, fresh, and enjoyable beer. Looking for a party venue? Their taproom is open to private events. Visit Friends and Allies to experience the vibe of this bright brewery.

507 Calles St #101, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Hops and Grain

Hops and Grain is a local Austin brewery that produces hand-crafted ales and handmade dog treats. Their passion for crafting the best beer in an environmentally responsible manner is what drives Hops and Grain. They’ve built sustainable practices into all aspects of their business, including recycling the spent brewing grains to make dog treats, canning their beer, donating 1% of their profits to environmental causes, and sourcing all of their ingredients from local and green providers. Take a trip to their East Austin brewery, relax in the taproom or book a private event.

3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, TX 78744 | Photo Credit: Independence Brewing Company

Independence Brewing Company serves up fresh, handcrafted beer to a vast community of beer drinkers around Austin. Enjoy their classic favorites, seasonal and limited releases, and brewery-exclusive beers while relaxing in their laid-back taproom. With brewery tours, live original music, and special food events, the Independence tap room is likely to become your favorite place in South Austin!

4602 Weletka Dr, Austin, TX 78734 | Photo Credit: Infamous Brewing

Every one of Infamous Brewing Company’s eight brews is bound to blow you away. With seasonal porters and roasted amber ales, you’re sure to find your next favorite pour at this brewery. Reserve a table in their taproom or beer garden and enjoy live music, food, and more!

13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736

Jester King is a world-renowned brewer of farmhouse ales and barrel-aged wild ales. Jester King Brewery is located on 165 acres of beautiful land on the outskirts of Austin, which they farm and preserve. It is a thoughtful, warm, inviting place for people to enjoy food and great beer with friends and family in a relaxed country setting.

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Last Stand Brewing Company

Last Stand Brewing Company opened in 2015, brewing exceptional craft beer in the Hill Country of Southwest Austin, near Dripping Springs. This destination brewery provides a cozy taproom with a large beer garden and tasty food trucks. Their new Taproom and Kitchen located on South Congress is sure to be a South Austin sweet spot. Last Stand Brewing provides beer and food to go plus a kid and dog-friendly taproom.

1902 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Lazarus Brewing Company

In 2010, Lazarus Brewing Company built its own 10 barrel system with a cozy taproom for the community to enjoy, right in the heart of East Austin. This Brewery is known for its All Souls Ale. This 11% brew was crafted with precision, and fit for a king! Lazarus Brewing Company’s vibrant indoor and outdoor space is greatly enjoyed on sunny afternoons and cool nights. They even host Oktoberfest where you can sample german beer and delicious homemade brats.

1615 Crozier Ln, Del Valle, TX 78617 | Photo Credit: Live Oak Brewing Company

Since 1997, Live Oak Brewing Company has been committed to producing delicious lagers and ales for the enjoyment of passionate beer drinkers of Austin, Texas, and beyond! They 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, open fermentation, and secondary lagering process. After 19 years of brewing in East Austin they relocated to the groves of live oaks along the Colorado River, just minutes from downtown Austin. Their new location features a spacious taproom and the shadiest beer garden in town.

6550 Comanche Trail #301, Austin, TX 78732

Lakeside views are the draw of The Oasis Texas Brewing Company’s massive brewery on Lake Travis with an expansive double-stacked deck, bar games, live music, and a stone fire pit! They craft session beer in-house (beer with lower ABV) and it comes in flights, pints, and pitchers along with canned wine and casual American fares like sandwiches, wings, and your classic burgers. Visit the Oasis for award-winning, hand-crafted beer, some of the best food on the lake and an amazing view!

Multiple Locations | Photo Credit: Pinthouse Pizza

Pinthouse Pizza was founded by six guys who share a passion for craft beer and good food. Serving up award-winning beer and hand-crafted pizza in a warm and casual setting, this brewery is great for a variety of occasions. From their hops vendors to their produce supplier to their sausage house and to their soda distributor, Pinthouse Pizza focuses on quality and sustainability. Where possible, they’ve worked to source locally and organic to support both the ecology and their friends and neighbors.

231 San Saba Ct, Blanco, TX 78606 | Photo Credit: Real Ale Brewing Company 

Since 1996, Real Ale Brewing Company has been brewing in Blanco, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. They proudly craft their beer with as little processing as possible. In addition to being unfiltered and unpasteurized, they never use preservatives or artificial colors. They start with water from the nearby Blanco River and include the highest quality ingredients. Place your order online for curbside beer and spirits to-go!

2500 Northeast Inner Loop, Georgetown, Texas 78626

Rentsch Brewery has great beer, food, and live music. You’ll find the perfect beer for you on their vast menu of beers ranging from light to dark, bitter to fruity, and seasonal brews. Rentsch Brewery provides a large spacious patio, delicious multiple food truck options, and a booming Georgetown music scene.

440 E St Elmo Rd G-2, Austin, TX 78745 | Photo Credit: St. Elmo Brewing Company

St Elmo Brewing Company was started in 2016. They craft their beer in an effort to take beer lovers to another place through the taste of their beer. With tons of great neighbors like Music Lab, South Austin Brewery, Still Austin, Spokesman, and Juiceland, they hope to bring the heat to an already lively block of creative South Austin business gems. Their relaxed and stylish beer garden is kid friendly and they also provide beer to-go.

5904 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746 | Photo Credit: Strange Land Brewery

Roots. History. Tradition. These are the first words used to describe Strange Land Brewery. Their brew style follows a traditional approach that includes keg conditioning all of their beer and utilizing up to eight different strains of yeast. They prefer to naturally carbonate their beer because in an effort to give a better taste profile that you would not usually get from forced carbonated beer. The brewery itself is a 15bbl brewhouse. Once you step inside, you immediately get a feel for how hands-on, meticulous, and experimental the brewery is. Strange Land has four European style flagship beers along with many as eight other specialty beers on tap.

1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704 | Photo Credit: The ABGB Brewery 

ABGB’s philosophy: Beer Makes It Better. They believe their beer has the power to make everything better. A fresh hot pizza, a nice big Muffaletta sandwich, a great band on Saturday night, and hanging out in the shade of our beer garden with your pup, friends, and fellow Austinites! ABGB strives to take beer’s innate goodness and put it into action improving their neighborhood, city, and the lives of lots of folks. Come and hang out with them, or order online for curbside pick-up to bring at home. Either way, you’ll still get a taste of their delicious handcrafted beer.

6015 Dillard Cir A, Austin, TX 78752 | Photo Credit: The Brewtorium 

The Brewtorium is a neighborhood brewpub where you can spend afternoons and evenings in the company of friends and family, sipping on a quality house-crafted beer and enjoying great food in a casual beer garden atmosphere where everyone and their dog (literally) is welcome. The brewery is 100% locally-owned and operated. With old-world tradition and an Austin state of mind, Enjoy a good time sipping this Highland neighborhood brew year-round.

8201 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78745 | Photo Credit: Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

Thirsty Planet is devoted to brewing with a purpose and is committed to quenching the thirst of this planet through each sip of beer and through the charitable organizations they support. Proceeds from the tasting room are donated to a different charity each month, and every year over half of the proceeds from their Silverback Pale Ale sales support the Mountain Gorilla, Conservation Fund. Feel good knowing you are sipping for a cause!

23455 Ranch to Market Rd 150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620

The Twisted X Brewing Company, located in beautiful Dripping Springs, offers up an array of the finest small-batch craft beers. Their beers are made with the finest ingredients along with thorough attention to detail in every batch that they produce. The result is a flight of superior craft lagers, pilsners, IPAs, as well as many others. They are constantly developing new recipes with their 3-barrel pilot system. These beers are worth experiencing and are only available in their tasting room.

1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702 | Photo Credit: Zilker Brewing Company

Zilker Brewing Company is an urban craft brewery and taproom in the heart of East Austin, focused on quality beer, fostering community, and craft beer accessibility. Their taproom is the creation of their architects at Dick Clark and Associates who along with the founders visualized a place where every aspect of the brewing process is on display. While sitting at the custom bar handcrafted by local artisans at Petrified Design, drinking a Zilker Beer is like no other brewery experience in Austin. Zilker Brewing Company has a variety of classic and seasonal brews along with hard seltzers.

10615 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758 | Photo Credit: 4th Taproom Brewing Co-op

4th Tap is a small, worker-owned brewery located in North Austin. Since 2015, They’ve been brewing and sharing their beer hand crafted. They designed the taproom for their community and neighborhood in mind – Those beer, art, and music lovers who live and work in the area.

407 Radam Ln, Austin, TX 78745 | Photo Credit: (512) Brewing Company

(512) Brewing is the largest draft-only brewery in Texas, proudly using more USDA Organic malt than anyone in the great state of Texas! 100% independently self-distributed, they take old-world styles, apply unique twists and local ingredients, then hand-deliver it all the way to your glass. (512) is authentically Austin, committed to reusable packaging and freshness you can taste. They are proud founding members of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, and are committed to building a strong community of Texan brewers! Check out their brewery and taste some of their beers like the Pecan Porter and Whiskey Barrel Aged Pecan Porter!

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