Owner Carlos Russo said AquaBrew’s state-of-the-art brewery and the talents of its Brewmaster David Jones create a perfect match to give customers quality craft beers.
Address: 150 S. LBJ Drive, San Marcos
Hours: Mon.-Wed. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Thur.-Fri. 11 a.m.-midnight, Sat. 10 a.m.-midnight, Sun. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Giving his brewery the motto “Where Beer is Brewed, No Evil Can Exist,” Middleton Brewery beertender Jimmy Nelson said the brewery is a great place to hang out and enjoy a great view.
Address: 101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos
Hours: Monday 2-10 p.m., Wed.-Thur. 2-10 p.m., Fri. noon-10 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m.
Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery
One of the oldest breweries in San Marcos, Root Cellar Cafe and Brewery features a week-by-week rotating beer menu. Not in the mood for beer? The cafe also offers a variety of wines and features a lunch, dinner and brunch menu.
Address: 215 N. LBJ Drive, San Marcos
Hours: Tue.-Sun. 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Two Wheel Brewing Co.
Being the first and only brewery in Buda, Two Wheel Brewery offers a variety of in-house brewed ales and lagers year round with new line-ups introduced seasonally.
Address: 535 S. Loop 4, Buda
Hours: Thu. 4-9 p.m., Fri. 4-10 p.m., Sat. noon–10 p.m., Sun. noon–8 p.m.
Faust Brewing Co.
By brewing in a 20-barrel system, Faust Brewing Co. brewmasters connect with New Braunfels’ German roots to craft traditional and original ales and lagers.
Address: 499 S. Castell Ave.,
Hours: Thu. 4-10 p.m., Fri. 3-11 p.m., Sat. noon-11 p.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m.
Guadalupe Brewing Co.
Joining the craft beer revolution that began in Texas in 2010, Guadalupe Brewing Co. features a variety of nitro and regular brews on tap throughout the year.
Address: 1580 Wald Road, New Braunfels
Hours: Fri. 4-9 p.m.; Sat. 2-9 p.m.; Sun. 2-8 p.m.
New Braunfels Brewing Co.
Crafting beer with 85 percent wheat, fresh hops, house yeast and local water, the brewmasters at New Braunfels Brewing Co. blend flavors to create four series of beers unique to the brewery: elemental, fun-damental, saurs and experimental.
Address: 180 W. Mill St., New Braunfels
Hours: Thu. 4-9 p.m., Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 1-7 p.m.
Ruggedman Brewing Co.
Ruggedman Brewing is owned and operated by military veterans David and Veronica Wamer and Randy Williams. While known for its IPAs, Veronica said Ruggedman Brewing staff enjoys finding a beer that perfectly suits a person’s palette and keeping the beer they brew traditionally simple.
Address: 7600 S. Old Bastrop Road,
Hours: Thu. 2-8 p.m., Fri. 2-10 p.m., Sat. noon-10 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Wimberley Brewing Co.
Pairing well with Brewster’s pizza options, the Wimberley Brewing Co. offers a variety of American-, German- and Scottish-style beers.
Address: 9595 RR 12, Ste. 10, Wimberley
Hours: Thu. 4-8 p.m., Fri. 4-9 p.m., Sat. noon–9 p.m., Sun. noon–6 p.m.
Taking its name from an Old English dictionary, Acopon Brewing Co. hopes its traditional English ales and craft beers live up to the definition of being “a restorative or cordial medicine” by lifting one’s spirit and body.
Address: 211 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs
Hours: Wed. 3-6 p.m., Thu.-Fri. 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Family Business Beer Co.
Family owned and oriented, Family Business Beer Co. opened to the public Jan. 10. Manager Scott Chrysler said,“If you walk into a brewery and it smells good, you know it’s good.” “Duck Dynasty” star Jep Robertson also opened his food truck Southern Roots on the property.
Fun fact: “Supernatural” actor Jensen Ackles and his wife Danneel are
Address: 9510 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs
Hours: Wed.-Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. -10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Suds Monkey Brewing Company
A nanobrewery in Dripping Springs, Suds Monkey Brewing Co.’s flagship beer “Monkey Tail Pale Ale” features a deep ruby color, medium body, a smooth, malty flavor balanced with a citrus finish.
Address: 1032 Canyon Bend Drive, Ste. B, Dripping Springs
Hours: Fri. 3-9 p.m., Sat. noon-9 p.m., Sun. noon-6 p.m.
Twisted X Brewing Co.
Brewmaster Sam Leatherwood said with Twisted X Brewing sitting on the Trinity Aquifer, he is able to use pure well water and have an osmosis filtration water chamber that allows him to recreate authentic beer from anywhere in the world. The brewery creates small-batch beers that are only available in its tasting room.
Address: 23455 RM 150, Dripping Springs
Hours: Thur.-Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. noon-8 p.m.
Worth the Trip
Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery
Currently expanding the distillery and adding a stage—which is expected to be complete in the fall—Manager Ben Seay said the Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery—located at a scenic venue in the Hill Country—gives vodka lovers a chance to sample easy and creative ways to use the company’s products at home.
Address: 2250 E. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs
Hours: Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon- 5 p.m.