Got beer? These Hill Country breweries will quench your thirst just a short drive away

LTW-2017-05-51-2As summer approaches, sit back, relax and enjoy the sunshine and a brew from one of these local breweries.

  1. The Barber Shop

    The brewpub sells products from local breweries and wineries, with house beer on tap. The bar serves panini and offers outdoor seating with occasional live music.

    207 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs
    512-829-4636 |
    Hours: Mon.-Fri. 3-11 p.m., Sat. 2-11 p.m., Sun. 2-8 p.m.

  2. Infamous Brewing Co.

    The dog- and child-friendly brewery sells house beers on tap and growlers. Food delivery is available from nearby restaurants, or customers can bring their own meat for the brewery’s grill. Live music and movie nights are offered regularly.

    4602 Weletka Drive, Austin
    512-487-8786 |
    Hours: Thu. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. 1-7 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.

  3. Jester King Brewery

    The brewery offers an indoor tasting room with outdoor and patio seating, and food is available on-site from Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. Supervised children and leashed dogs are allowed. Tours are also available.

    13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin
    512-829-7766 |
    Hours: Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m.

  4. Last Stand Brewing Co.LTW-2017-05-51-3

    Last Stand offers a rotating schedule of food trucks on Saturdays and Sundays, and produces seasonal and year-round brews. Tours are available by appointment.

    12345 Pauls Valley Road, Austin
    512-373-3629 |
    Hours: Fri.-Sun. noon-9 p.m.

  5. Oasis Texas Brewing Co.

    The brewery offers a full lunch and dinner menu with outdoor seating overlooking Lake Travis. Live music and events are scheduled throughout the year.

    6550 Comanche Trail, Ste. 301, Austin
    512-284-9407 |
    Hours: Thu. 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-midnight, Sun. noon-10 p.m.

  6. Strange Land Brewery

    The taproom offers 14 taps, including limited releases available only at the brewery. Indoor bar and table seating is available as well as dog-friendly seating outdoors. Live music is offered Saturdays.

    5904 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills
    Hours: Fri.-Sat. 5-9 p.m.

  7. Thirsty Planet Brewing Co.LTW-2017-05-51-4

    The brewery offers a taproom with indoor and outdoor seating where customers can bring their own food. Reservations for tours must be made in advance online.

    11160 Circle Drive, Austin
    512-579-0679 |
    Hours: Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

  8. Treaty Oak Brewery & Distillery

    Treaty Oak, which distills spirits and brews beers, sells food and drinks out of its Ghost Hill Restaurant and offers live music throughout the year. Tours of the distillery are available Friday through Sunday.

    16604 Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs
    512-599-0335 |
    Hours: Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.

  9. Twisted X Brewing Co.

    Twisted X offers small batches of craft beers only available in its Dripping Springs tasting room. Tours are offered on weekends.

    23455 W. RR 150, Dripping Springs
    512-829-5323 |
    Hours: Thu.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.,
    Sun. noon-8 p.m.

By Nicholas Cicale
Nick has been with Community Impact Newspaper since 2016, working with the Lake Travis-Westlake and Southwest Austin-Dripping Springs editions. He previously worked as a reporter in Minnesota and earned a degree from Florida State University.


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