Southwest Austin breweries offer beer-to-go for the Great Texas Beer Run April 23-26

A photo of a sign that reads "St. Elmo Brewing Co."
St. Elmo Brewing Co. is among the businesses offering beer-to-go options in Southwest Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

St. Elmo Brewing Co. is among the businesses offering beer-to-go options in Southwest Austin. (Nicholas Cicale/Community Impact Newspaper)

From April 23-26, the Great Texas Beer Run will take place, a statewide initiative encouraging the purchase of local brews. Sponsored by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, the event invites Texas beer drinkers to “get off the couch, put on your mask and restock your fridge with local brews.”

Several Southwest Austin institutions are official participants in the Great Texas Beer Run, and a range of breweries are offering beer-to-go ordering and drive-thru options.

The following list is non-comprehensive.

Acopon Brewing Co.

211 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs


www.acaponbrewing.com

Acopon Brewing Co. currently offers to-go orders of beer. The Dripping Springs brewhouse offers a range of beer, especially Acopon’s specialty English ales. Orders can be placed through the business’ website and can be picked up curbside.

Jester King Brewery

13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin

512-661-8736

www.jesterkingbrewery.com

Jester King Brewery is currently offering food, beer and wine for pick up from noon-8 p.m. daily. Orders can be placed online or over the phone.

Vista Brewing

13551 FM 150, Driftwood

512-766-1842

www.vistabrewingtx.com

Vista Brewing is taking online orders for pickup from 3-7 p.m.

St. Elmo Brewing Co.

440 E. St. Elmo Road, Austin

www.stelmobrewing.com

St. Elmo Brewing Co. is now taking online orders of bottles, crowlers and growlers, while the Soursop food truck on the property is open and taking to-go orders. They have also released a new beer, the Norm!, a Boston lager.

Suds Monkey Brewing

1032-B Canyon Bend Drive, Dripping Springs

512-222-3893

www.sudsmonkeybrew.com

Suds Monkey Brewing is offering beer, pizza and other food for delivery or pickup via online ordering.

Last Stand Brewing Company

12345 Pauls Valley Road, Bldg. J, Austin

512-701-8871

www.laststandbrewing.com

The brewery’s taproom is open for beer to-go, six packs crowlers, cases and kegs. Orders can be placed online or over the phone.

Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin

512-579-0679

www.thirstyplanet.beer

Thirsty Planet offers to-go six packs of the brewery’s Thirsty Goat and Buckethead brews from 1-5 p.m., Wed.-Sat.

Twisted X Brewing Co.

23455 W. FM 150, Dripping Springs

www.twistedxbrewing.com

The brewery has periodically offered pop-up drive-thru options during shelter-in-place, selling cases and six packs.

512 Brewing Co.

407 Radam Lane, Austin

512-921-1545

www.512brewing.com

512 Brewing has beer-to-go options for customers to pay ahead and pick up drive-thru style, from six-packs to barrels. Pick up is available from noon to 6 p.m.
By Olivia Aldridge

Multi-Platform Journalist

Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.