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 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.
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.
STRANGE LAND BREWERY
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.