Breweries & Brewpubs Guide 2015

Whether you are searching for a pint to enjoy nearby or seeking a destination farther from home, let this guide help you navigate some of the brews Austin has to offer.


(512) Brewing Co.

407 Radam Lane
512-707-2337 •
Tours: most Sat. 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
Price: $10
What to expect: The tour of the brewing facility and barrel room includes a take-home pint glass and beer samples.

Independence Brewing Co.

3913 Todd Lane, Ste. 607 • 512-707-0099
Hours: Thu. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. noon-6 p.m.
Tours: Sat. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Prices: $2.50 (samples), $4 (most pints), $6 (flights)
What to expect: Live music is offered on Fridays and Saturdays. Food trucks are on-site during taproom hours. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. The first Saturday of the month is Tour Day with tours on the hour, and customers can buy a glass with three pours for $10.

Jester King Brewery

13187 Fitzhugh Road
512-537-5100 •
Hours: Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-7 p.m.
Tours: Fri. 6 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 1 p.m, 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
Prices: free (tour), prices vary for beers
What to expect: 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.

South Austin Brewery

415 E. St. Elmo Road • 512-354-2337
Hours: Fri. 5:30-10 p.m., Sat. 2-9 p.m.
Tours: Fri. 5:45 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
Prices: free (Friday tour), $20 (Saturday tour, includes a pint glass and tastings of each beer)
What to expect: Customers may reserve a spot on the tour by emailing Live music or a DJ 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.

Thirsty Planet Brewing Co.

11160 Circle Drive
512-579-0679 •
Hours: Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tours: Sat. noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m.
Prices: free (tour)
What to expect: Customers must reserve a spot on the tour at Customers may bring their own food to the taproom, where both indoor and outdoor patio seating are available.

Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling Co. (brewery coming soon)

16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs
Tours: Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m. tours of the distillery, brewery and rickhouse
Prices: $4 pints, $5 spirit tastings, $5-$9 cocktails. Various tours, classes also offered
What to expect: When brewery operations start by the end of 2016, visitors can have a Texas-centric food and beverage experience with family-friendly entertainment at Treaty Oak Ranch, which distills craft spirits and will brew beer. The site also includes a tasting room, artisanal cocktails and beer on tap, yard games and a children’s play area. An on-site food trailer is experimenting with dishes for its upcoming restaurant.

Twisted X Brewing Co.

23455 W. FM 150, Dripping Springs
512-829-5323 •
Tours: Mon.-Fri. 4 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Sun. 1, 3 and 5 p.m.
Prices: free (tours), $12-$15 (flight with six 5-ounce pours), $5-$7 (pints)
What to expect: Customers can enter the tasting room and walk through the entire process of beermaking, starting with the breaking down of malt through the fermenting process and ending in the cold room. On Fri.-Sun., food truck Sauzy’s is on-site offering burgers and other food options for visitors to purchase and eat on a partially covered patio.



1305 W. Oltorf St.
512-298-2242 •
Hours: Tue.-Thu. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11:30 a.m.-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight, Sun. noon-10 p.m.
Prices: $5 (pints), $6-$10 (salads and sandwiches), $16-$24 (hand-tossed pizzas)
What to expect: Indoor and outdoor communal seating are available. A full food menu is available with gluten-free options and locally sourced, organic produce. Wine and cider are also available. Live music is offered inside most nights. Brewery tours are offered monthly. 

Last Stand Brewing Co.

12345 Pauls Valley Road, Unit I.
512-970-6496 •
Tours: Sat.-Sun. 1-6 p.m.
Prices: Free (tours, available upon request), $2 (samples), $4-$16 (flights, depending on the number of samples), $4 initial glass fee for growlers, $8-$10 refills for growlers
What to expect: At the brewpub, visitors have access to a taproom with four production beers and four rotating taps including barrel-aged beers ($7 for a 10-ounce pours) and one-offs with small production volume. There is a beer garden on the property that offers games, and local food truck Greaux’s Specialties offers food for sale. The business hosts weekend tours as well as private events. 

North by Northwest restaurant & brewery

5701 W. Slaughter Lane, Ste. D
512-301-6969 •
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., brunch offered Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Prices: $4.95-$6.50 (pints), $4.50-$23.95 (food)
What to expect: A full lunch and dinner menu is available daily. Happy hour is offered at the bar daily from 4-7 p.m. Live music is offered some nights. House beers are also available in to-go bottles, growlers and kegs.

Pinthouse Pizza

4236 S. Lamar Blvd.
512-502-5808 •
Hours: Sun.-Wed.: 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Thu.-Sat. 11 a.m.-midnight
Prices: $5-$8 (pints), $8-$12 (flights, depending on beer selection), $8 (glass growler), $50 (stainless steel growler).
What to expect: The restaurant, which opened its South Lamar location in October, offers pizza, salad and appetizers as well as Pinthouse-brewed beers with a hop-forward profile and a curated sample of craft beer from other breweries. Pinthouse also hosts happy hours Mon.-Fri. from 5-6 p.m. with $3 mainstays, and on Mon.-Fri. from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. offers $4 mainstays and $2 off pitchers.

Uncle Billy’s Brew & Que

1530 Barton Springs Road
512-476-0100 •
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11-1 a.m., Fri.-Sat. 11-2 a.m., Sun. 11-1 a.m.
Prices: $5.95 (most pints); $7-$30 (food); $8, $10, $12 (beer sampler)
What to expect: Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Happy hour is offered Mon.-Fri. from 4-7 p.m. and includes $1 off pints. House beer and a barbecue menu is offered daily for lunch and dinner, and a full bar is also available. House brews are available to-go in growlers.

Whip In

1950 S. I-35
512-442-5337 •
Hours: 10-midnight daily
Prices: $3-$8 (pints), $10-14 (flights)
What to expect: Indoor and outdoor seating is available at the brewpub and restaurant, which offers $1 off all drafts from 4-7 p.m. daily and hosts live music and events. The restaurant offers Texas-Indian fusion food as well as beer and wine, and the brewpub usually offers four or five of its own brewed beers on tap.


SoCo Homebrew

4930 S. Congress Ave., Ste. 307
512-428-6564 •
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
What to expect: Supplies to make beer, wine, cheese and kombucha are available for purchase.

This list is not comprehensive.

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