National Beer Day, celebrated April 7, recognizes the Cullen-Harrison Act, the law that allowed for the legal sale of low-alcohol beer in the United States before Prohibition was repealed Dec. 5, 1933.

President Franklin Roosevelt signed the bill March 22, 1933, and it was enacted April 7, 1933.

Texas has 189 craft breweries, ranking as the state with the seventh highest number of craft breweries in the country, according to the nonprofit Brewers Association. In 2016, Texas breweries produced 1,135,043 barrels of craft beer. Brewers Association data shows 5,301 breweries operated nationwide in 2016. The Beer Institute, a nonprofit based in Washington D.C., said roughly 1.75 million Americans have jobs as a result of the American beer industry.

To celebrate National Beer Day, Community Impact Newspaper round up a list of Central Texas breweries and brewpubs to visit.

10615 Metric Blvd., Austin
512-904-9817 |
Hours: 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.; noon-midnight Fri.-Sat.; noon-10 p.m. Sun.
Customers can expect a rotating schedule of food trucks and beers on the brewery’s 10 taps. The brewery often releases special firkins every other Friday. The brewery also holds events, like Jazz Sunday every week in April. The brewery also serves coffee every morning.

407 Radam Lane, Austin
512-707-2337 |
Tours: 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Sat. (hours, days may vary)
The tour of the brewing facility and barrel room includes a take-home pint glass and beer samples.

2314 Rutland Drive, Ste. 100, Austin
512-662-1462 |
: 5-10 p.m. Wed.-Fri., 1-10 p.m. Sat., 1-7 p.m. Sun.
: 6 and 7 p.m. Fri., 2 and 3 p.m. Sat.
Food trucks are often offered located on site. Check the calendar for food truck listings. The taproom is climate-controlled with bar seating and free games, including darts, hula hoops, foosball, Jenga and cornhole. The patio is dog-friendly. The brewery has a fruit sour series, offered only in the taproom, with a new release every two months like the passion fruit sour and raspberry. Adelbert's typically sells out in a weekend, so check phone app Untappd for updates on new beers and taproom-only releases.

1305 W. Oltorf St., Austin
512-298-2242 |
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 11:30 a.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun.
Tours: scheduled monthly
The brewery offers a full food menu with gluten-free options made from locally sourced, organic produce. Pizza can be ordered online. Live music is offered inside most nights. The ABGB features six mainstay beers and other “sometimes” beers. Wine and cider are also available.

15898 TX-123, San Marcos
512-667-9537 |
Hours: 3-10 p.m. Fri., 2-10 p.m. Sat.
Tours: free tours upon request when possible
Byron Lewis, the brewery’s cofounder, said the brewery is focused on production and self-distribution. So the taproom functions as more of a tasting room, with some picnic tables for seating and beers priced by the pint. However, the brewery offers live music on occasion and aims to offer more soon. The brewery also provides cards, dominos and big Jenga games. Brewery apparel, including t-shirts, hats and stickers, is available for purchase. “We’re just proud to be here, to further San Marcos culture with arts and entertainment,” Lewis said.

150 S. LBJ Drive, San Marcos
512-353-2739 |
Restaurant Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tue.-Wed., 11 a.m.-midnight Thu.-Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. (opening soon on Mondays)
Bier Garden Hours: 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Fri., from noon-2 a.m. Sat.-Sun.
The brewpub offers eight in-house beers from Brewmaster David Jones. Executive Chef Joe Feldmann offers modern American cuisine in a variety of menus, including brunch, lunch, dinner and late night. The brewpub also features live music and galleries from local artists. By the middle of next week, Jones said Aquabrew will offer as many as 10 beers which are only sold at the brewpub. Aquabrew sells 64-ounce growlers for $8; fills and refills are between $12-18 dollars depending on the beer. The brewery will soon fill five-gallon kegs, which were just received by the brewery this week. The first time they’ll be used is during the Brew Hop by the San Marcos Main Street Association.

3009 Industrial Terrace, Ste. 150, Austin
512-821-2494 |
Hours: 4-10 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri., noon-8 p.m. Sat., 1-7 p.m. Sun.
Tours: Offered on weekends
Austin Beerworks offers rotating food trucks, indoor and outdoor seating, and merchandise available for purchase including pints, mugs, shirts, sweats, hats, tees and stickers.

207 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs
512-829-4636 |‎
Hours: 3-11 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2-11 p.m. Sat., 2-8 p.m. Sun.
The brewpub on historic Mercer Street in Dripping Springs offers beer and wine from local breweries and wineries. House beer is available on tap. Outdoor seating is available. The bar also has a panini kitchen and offers live music occasionally.

7020 Easy Wind Drive, Ste. 100, Austin
512-452-2337 |
: 4-11 p.m. Mon., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Tue.-Thu., 11 a.m.-midnight Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.
The brewery offers indoor and pet-friendly seating to enjoy house beers, guest drafts, and lunch and dinner menu.

1700 Bryant Drive, Ste. 107, Round Rock
512-774-4258 |
: 5-8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
: available upon request
Clare and David Hulama, who own the brewery, are the only workers at Bluebonnet Beer Co. David Hulama has a master brewer certification. The dog- and kid-friendly brewery has indoor, climate-controlled seating and picnic tables outside. The Sweet-n-Cheezy food truck sells grub on Fridays. The brewery hosts a rotating schedule of food trucks is offered on Saturdays. “We make classically styled beers, mostly ales and lagers. We don’t do anything crazy or off the wall,” Clare Hulama said. Bluebonnet offers year-round special releases year-round like the Wit, a new Belgium style witbier with strong citrus nodes. The brewery also recently released a Belgium quad called Castellaw, the third of its Immortal 10 series made to honor players and supporters of the Baylor basketball team who died in Round Rock in 1927. All 10 beers will surpass 10 percent alcohol by volume in a range of styles, Hulama said. “We’re currently selling Immortal 10, number 1, the Kelly—an imperial stout that is still on tap,” Hulama said. “The second was an imperial IPA, which is not currently being sold.”

2400 E. Cesar Chavez St., Ste. 300, Austin
512-593-1262 |
: 3-10 p.m. Wed.-Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun.
: 3 and 4:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun.; tours come free with the paid tasting
Notes: Austin’s only all-sour brewery offers indoor and outdoor, dog-friendly seating. On April 12, Blue Owl will release its next seasonal beer called Saison Puede. The brewery has board games and cornhole available.

2430 W. Braker Lane, Ste. B, Austin
512-814-7599 |
: 5-9 p.m. Thu., 5-10 p.m. Fri., noon-10 p.m. Sat., noon-6 p.m. Sun.
Food trucks are on-site occasionally, and customers may bring their own food. Indoor bar seating is offered in the taproom along with beers on nitro, specialty casks and unique brews.

4112 Medical Parkway. Austin
512-452-6258 |
: 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Mon.-Thu., 1 p.m.-2 a.m. Fri.-Sun.
The bar features a rotating schedule of food trucks. According to its website, the bar offers as many as 75 different beers, several of which are made in-house. The bar offers daily specials including buy a pint keep the glass on Wednesdays and free bratwurst on Saturdays. The bar also offers TVs, growler fills, a patio and darts.

2200 S. I-35, Round Rock
512-244-3549 |
Hours: opens one hour before the first showtime
The movie theater/brewery hybrid offers showings of first-run movies with beer from Brewmaster Carlo Garcia brewed on-site. A full food menu is also available. Customers can order beer and food during a movie or in the lobby bar without a movie ticket. This is the small chain’s flagship location.

979 Springdale Road, Ste. 124, Austin
512-765-5240 |
: 4-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 4 p.m.-midnight Fri., noon-midnight Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun.
Tours: offered weekends on request
Friends and Allies has been in marketplace since January 2016 but only opened its taproom in March. Ben Sabin, co-founder of the brewery, said Friends and Allies will celebrate its grand opening April 22 with food and music to be announced. “It’s really just a celebration telling people thanks for bearing with us and having to wait so long to open,” he said. “In a month, we’ll start canning our full core lineup, too.” The brewery caters to drinkers with an active lifestyle, Sabin said. “I’m a runner, my partner is a cyclist, and another is a climber,” he said. “There’s a huge climbing gym next door and we’re working to create a beer for Lance Armstrong’s new 100-mile bike race through the hill country.” Friends and Allies features exposed and covered patios, and an 8,000-square foot brewing facility. Sabin said he’s happy to see the growth. “We started off with just one beer, an orange tart ale called House of Orange. It’s like a breakfast mimosa turned into a beer,” he said. “It’s a good beer but I’m glad we’re expanding our selection.”

507 Calles St., Ste. 101, Austin
512-914-2467 |
Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
Tours: 5 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sat.
Prices: free (tour), single pours for $3 or $5 but soon to offer pitchers and flights
Indoor taproom seating and outdoor, dog-friendly seating are available. Hops & Grain hosts free comedy shows every Thursday and a running group every Wednesday. Runners participating receive their first beer back from the run for free. Food truck Kick Drum Burgers are on-site every Saturday. Every third Saturday, Hops & Grain hosts an art show displaying featured vendors from The Austin Flea. Sheila Garcia, director of sales and marketing, said some experimental beers are only available in the taproom and not sold elsewhere as they are produced.

1201 Old Bastrop Highway, Austin
512-382-5264 |
: 2-10 p.m. Wed.-Thu., noon-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun.
Tours: available on request
Mark Thillippe, founder of Hi Sign, said the 6,600-square-foot brewery has a 900-square-foot tasting room that opens into an acre-large, kid and dog-friendly beer garden. The brewery offers family friendly games and Kammoks, Austin-designed hammocks set up under trees in the beer garden. Hi Sign offers six beers on draught and food trucks on weekends, usually Friday through Sunday. When food trucks are not available, people can bring in food from offsite. Thillippe said this summer Food Fight Café will use Hi Sign products to make food dishes sold at the brewery, including beer-battered fish.

3913 Todd Lane, Ste. 607, Austin
512-707-0099 |
Hours: 4-10 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 1-10 p.m. Sat., 2-8 p.m. Sun.
Tours: 5 p.m. Fri., 2 and 4 p.m. Sat.
Live music is offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Independence offers taproom exclusive beers. Independence holds a large party on the first Saturday of every month, partnering with Austin Music Foundation to host a performance from their Artist of the Month. Parties and charity events, some of our biggest draws are trying to raise money for local charities. Rotating food trucks are on-site during taproom hours. The brewers are looking at signing a contract to home a food truck permanently. Guests at independence also enjoy games like Frisbee Golf, and a Peruvian game like ring toss called El Sapo.

4602 Weletka Drive, Austin
512-487-8786 |
: 5-9 p.m. Thu., 4-9 p.m. Fri., 1-7 p.m. Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun.
Tours: check website for times
Food delivery is available from nearby restaurants, or customers can bring their own meat for the grill. Live music and movie nights are offered regularly. The dog- and kid-friendly brewery now sells and fills growlers.

13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin
512-829-7766 |
: 4-10 p.m. Fri., noon- 10 p.m. Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun.
Tours: 6 p.m. Fri., 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 
: prices vary
The brewery offers an indoor tasting room with outdoor and patio seating. Beer is available for consumption on-site or to-go. Food is available on-site from Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. Supervised children and leashed dogs are allowed.

12345 Pauls Valley Road, Austin
512-373-3629 |
: noon-9 p.m. Fri.-Sun.
: Tours and growler fills by appointment Mon.-Thu.
Last Stand offers a rotating schedule of food trucks on Saturdays and occasionally on Sundays. Last Stand’s year-round production beers are the Belgian Pale Ale, Simcoe Pale Ale, SMaSH Citra IPA, and Coffee Porter. The brewery also has four rotating taps, which currently feature Farmhouse, SMaSH (single malt & single hop) and a Single Barrel Series. The brewery Chicken Sh*t bingo every third Sunday and is available for off-hours private party bookings.

1902 E. Sixth St., Austin
Hours: 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Tue.-Wed., 7:30 a.m.-midnight Thu.-Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun.
The former Cool Store on 6th and Chicon turned into a brewery, offering up a wide-ranging array of taps from IPAs, porters, and stouts. The brewery serves beer, wine, coffee, tacos and tortas. Lazarus is still selling Patron Saint glasses, which come with a lifetime of free beer, for $1,000. Only 160 glasses remain. The brewery is kid and pet-friendly on the patio.

3301-B E. Fifth St., Austin | 1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle
512-385-2299 |
: noon-8 p.m. Sun.-Thu., noon-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
: Tours are not offered at this time
This year marks the Live Oak’s 20th anniversary. The brewery is family friendly but not pet-friendly. The brewery serves 10 all-year beers and a selection of seasonal and limited taproom-only offerings, which are listed on the website. The brewery sells merchandise in the gift shop. The disc golf course is currently under construction.

101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos
512-847-3435 |
: 2-10 p.m. Mon., Wed.-Thu.; noon-10 p.m. Fri., noon-11 p.m. Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun.
The 10-barrel brewpub offers a tap wall of 15 different styles of beer. The brewery also offers live music and food from the Maine-iac Lobster Truck. Middleton Brewing will sell its new Bourbon Barrel Blues, a Belgian brown ale aged in whiskey barrels, from noon to 11 p.m. April 22 for $15 per bottle.

10010 N. Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin | 5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. D, Austin
512-467-6969 |
: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-midnight Fri., 10 a.m.-midnight Sat., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.
NXNW offers a full lunch and dinner menu daily, with happy hour from 4-7 p.m. Live music is offered some nights. House beers are also available in to-go bottles, growlers and kegs. This summer, the brewery will also hold Summer Brew Haha. The June 10 event calls for homebrewers to compete in creating a fruited beer. The brewery also holds a beer school to teach how beer is brewed. Brunch is offered 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

6550 Comanche Trail, Ste. 301, Austin
512-284-9407 |
: 4-10 p.m. Thu., noon-midnight Fri.-Sat., noon-10 p.m. Sun.
The brewery also offers live music, events and a kitchen providing an extensive menu.

3108 Manor Road, Austin
Oddwood Ales is a small brewing project focused on creating unique American-style wild ales. The company is currently building a new brewery space, which it expects to open in the fall, according to its website.

10420 Metric Blvd., Austin
512-243-7054 |
Hours: noon-8 p.m. Sun.-Mon., noon-10 p.m. Tue.-Sat.
Tours: 6 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 2 and 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
The Colorado-based company, known for making Dale’s Pale Ale, opened its Austin brewery in July 2016. The brewery has a 5,000-square-foot taproom and a 2,000-square-foot patio. Oskar Blues also features food trucks and local live music on its stage.

4729 Burnet Road, Austin | 4236 S. Lamar Blvd., Austin
512-436-9605 | 512-502-5808 |
: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun.-Wed., 11 a.m.-midnight Thu.-Sat.; kitchen service ends an hour before closing
The Austin pizza joint brews its own beer. Head Brewer Joe Mohrfeld is an elected board member and safety chair of the Texas Craft Brewers Guild. Each week, the brewery taps firkins at 5 p.m. Tuesdays to prepare for Geeks Who Drink Trivia at 8 p.m. that evening. The brewpub offers several mainstays and seasonal beers.

231 San Saba Court, Blanco
830-833-2534 |
Hours: noon-6 p.m. Wed.-Thu., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Fri.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun.
Tours: 1 and 3 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
The longtime brewery with the steadfast Fireman’s #4 can be found out in the Hill Country. It offers tastings in the taproom.

2500 N.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown
512-688-5046 |
: temporarily closed during brewery expansion
: temporarily not offered during brewery expansion
Valentine Mendez, who works inventory for the brewery, said Rentsch will start brewing again in April after stopping production during an expansion in which brewers added eight new 60-barrel fermenting tanks. Mendez said the taproom will reopen three or four weeks later when the beer has fermented. The expansion is expected to increase production from 1,000 barrels of beer yearly to 10,000 barrels.

2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, Pflugerville
512-670-2537 |
: Thu. 6-10 p.m., Fri. 4-10 p.m.
: available upon request during taproom hour.
Rogness Brewing Co. ceased operations in August after its lease ended. Founder and owner Forrest Rogness told Community Impact Newspaper the business will move back into Pflugerville and build a new facility to house the operation to reopen sometime in 2017.

215 N. LBJ, San Marcos
512-392-5158 |
Hours: 7 a.m.-4 p.m., 5:30pm-10pm Tue.-Sun.
The brewpub, located on the bottom floor of the historic Donaldson building, has an extensive food menu and list of wine and beer selections, many of which are brewed in the basement. The microbrews are sold exclusively at the brewpub.

2214 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood
317-225-1823 |
Hours: temporarily suspended
Tours: temporarily suspended
Curt Webber, co-founder of Solid Rock Brewing Company, said the taproom has been closed for about a year and will continue to remain closed as the owners make modifications for permitting purposes. Webber said the changes are expected to continue through summer and that the taproom should reopen later in 2017. The brewery continues to produce and distribute beer.

415 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin
512-354-2337 |
: 5-11 p.m. Fri., 2-10 p.m. Sat.
Tours: 5:45 p.m. Fri., 3 and 5 p.m. Sat.
Customers may reserve a spot on the tour by emailing [email protected]. Live music is offered in the taproom on most days. Indoor bar and outdoor seating are available. A rotating schedule of food trucks is available during taproom hours.

5904 Bee Cave Road, West Lake Hills
512-276-2295 |
: 5-9 p.m. Fri.-Sat.
Indoor bar and table seating are available as well as dog-friendly outdoor seating. The taproom offers 14 beers including several limited releases available only at the brewery. Live music is offered on Saturdays.

12521 Twin Creeks Road, Manchaca
512-910-3409 |
Hours: 4-9 p.m. Fri., noon-9 p.m. Sat., 1-7 p.m. Sun.
Texas Keeper Cider offer its ciders by the glass and bottle, as well as guest ciders, meads and wines.  The cidery is kid-friendly. The taproom is available for private events outside of normal open hours. Guest food vendors are hosted a couple of times a month.

16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs
512-599-0335 |
Tours: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Fri.; 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sat.; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sun. (tours are $15 and 45-minutes long)
Treaty Oak Distilling, located on a 30-acre in Dripping Springs, distils spirits and brews beers. The new facilities are capable of increasing production, according to the distillery's website. The distillery’s new Ghost Hill Restaurant houses a full bar and kitchen. The cocktails are made with using the distillery’s Treaty Oak spirits. The extensive menu includes a local cheese board and our house-cured beef jerky. There is also live music.

23455 W. RR 150, Dripping Springs
512-829-5323 |
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Thu.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun.
Tours: 1, 3 and 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
The Twisted X team offers small batches of craft beers only available in its Dripping Springs tasting room. The brewery will soon release Strickland Session Wheat Pale Wheat Ale and Arch Mage Porter, an imperial barrel-aged brother to the brewery’s Midnight Magician Porter.

11160 Circle Drive, Austin
512-579-0679 |
: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat.
: noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sat.
Customers must reserve a spot on the tour on the company website. Customers may bring their own food to the taproom, where both indoor and outdoor patio seating are available.

535 South Loop 4, Buda
512-361-3401 |
Hours: 5-9 p.m. Fri.
The brewery plans to soon open four nights per week, with five beers currently on tap. Dennis Howell joined the brewery in December as head brewer after completing the American Brewer’s Guild brewing school and working for four years at a brewpub in New York. In addition to brews, customers will have the option to sample offerings from food trucks that will be parked at the brewery on most days.

1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin
512-476-0100 |
: 11 a.m.-midnight Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight Sun.
Seating is available indoors, and outdoors on a large, dog-friendly patio. House beer and a barbecue menu are offered daily for lunch and dinner, and a full bar is also available. The brewpubs 10 house brews are available to-go in growlers. The brewery recently restarted its music series with Honky Tonk Happy Hour at 6 p.m. Thursdays and Gospel Brunch at 11:30 a.m. Sundays. Stephen Wagner, the brewpub’s general manager, said the brewpub tries to release a new beer each month and released Crazy Day, an imperial pale lager, in late March. Every first Friday at 4 p.m., the brewpub taps a cask or a firkin—a special one-time only brew—sold for $3 per 20-ounce pour.

601 Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park
512-765-4828 |
3-9 p.m. Mon.-Wed., 2-10 p.m. Thu., noon-midnight Fri.-Sat., noon-9 p.m. Sun.
Every Monday is game night, every Wednesday is Geeks Who Drink Trivia night and every Thursday is poker night. The pet-friendly brewery also hosts rotating food trucks, sells growlers and crowlers and fills kegs.

1701 E. Sixth St., Austin
512-765-4946 |
: 4-10 p.m. Tue.-Thu., noon-midnight Fri.-Sat., noon-8 p.m. Sun.
: 11:30 a.m. Sat.
The brewery also displays works from local artists and has Hot Mess Food Trailer on-site. The brewery will hold its second-anniversary party from noon to 6 p.m. April 29. The event will feature Extended tap list, live music, DJ and food.