Cheers to the Summer 2018 beer guide, Lake Travis-Westlake

This list includes a number of breweries and brewpubs in the Lake Travis-Westlake area. The focus is on enterprises nearby with summer specials and is non comprehensive. For a full list of 80 Central Texas beer establishments, click here.

Family Business
Beer Company
Family Business opened in January at 19510 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs. Owned by Actor and Supernatural star Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel Harris, the brewery features ales, lagers and other original brews. The site also includes a playground; food trucks; and live music.

Featured beer: India Pale Lager


Hours: Wed.-Fri. 3-10 p.m.,
Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Tours: 4:30 p.m. Wed.-Fri.

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.

Featured beer: Berliner Weisse Cherry Sour

4602 Weletka Drive, Austin


Hours: Thu. 5-9 p.m., Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. 1-7 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m.

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 as well as happy hour, trivia and comedy nights. Oasis’ sunset-driven tag line is: Come for the brew & stay for the view.

Featured beer: Helles Lager

6550 Comanche Trail, Ste. 301, Austin


Hours: Thu. 4-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. noon-midnight,
Sun. noon-10 p.m.

Jester King Brewery
Located in the Dripping Springs area, Jester King is a celebration of all things Texas Hill Country. Located on 58 acres, this brewery began growing its own produce for fermentation in 2016.

Free farm tours are offered Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Featured beer: Beachtimez Sportzketball

13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin

Hours: Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-9 p.m. closed Mon.-Thu.

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

Featured Beer: Margarita Gose

5904 Bee Caves Road, West Lake Hills


Hours: Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 2-9 p.m.

By Rob Maxwell
Rob Maxwell joined the world of print journalism and Community Impact in Sept. 2017 as editor of the Lake Travis - Westlake edition. He previously enjoyed a successful and rewarding career in radio and television news. In his spare time, Rob can be found scoping out area climbing walls and hiking trails. He lives in Cedar Park with his wife and daughters and looks forward to receiving his LCP edition of Community Impact Newspaper every month.


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