Chad Worner started making beer in 2010 with a homebrewing kit; today, he owns Frontyard Brewing, a taproom and brewing company in Spicewood.

Worner owns the brewery with his wife, Amber, and their partners Bryan and Amanda Russell. He said they chose to open in Spicewood when they realized the region would continue to grow.

“Coming from a development background and watching the infrastructure go in, I knew that growth was heading this way,” he said.

After going to over 25 retailers to get feedback on their beer, the Worners were introduced to the 9-acre Spicewood site.

Worner connected with the owners of the overall site in late 2018, and they worked together to start drawing up and designing building plans before they opened in 2020, he said.

"We designed the site and buildings together, so it feels seamless," Worner said.

The property has a spacious outdoor seating area, pickleball courts and tennis courts for guests as well as two food trucks.

One truck offers flatbreads and pizzas; the other truck offers burgers and Buffalo chicken sandwiches.

Frontyard is a manufacturing brewery, which means all beer sold must be made on site, and nothing can be imported, Worner said.

Frontyard Brewing beers are also sold in around 50 bars, restaurants and retail locations in the Austin area.“Our beers are also in six or seven H-E-B’s now,” Worner said.

Frontyard’s taproom offers a wide selection of beers to choose from, including a Belgian blonde beer and hazy IPAs, which are very popular right now, Worner said.

Overall, Worner said he would encourage people to come out and enjoy the area. He said the cornerstone of the business is community engagement.

“It’s just neat to see families come out and have a great time,” he said.Frontyard Brewing manufactures its own beer and has several core beers that it includes in flights and six-packs.

Frontyard Brewing

4514 Bob Wire Road, Spicewood


Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.,

closed Mon.-Tue.