Craft beer and the city of Austin go hand in hand. Locals in the city were enjoying craft brews far before the rest of the country caught on to the craze. In Austin, you will find no shortage of amazing places to grab a craft brew. Some follow a traditional brewery and taproom format, while others have found a fun twist to make it their own. Here is our list of best breweries in the city of Austin!
Live Oak Brewing Company
One of Austin’s crown jewels in the craft beer scene, Live Oak Brewing Company is proud to be the city’s oldest brewery. Their beers are crafted in the style of traditional German and Czech brews, and their atmosphere fits the theme. Come for the delicious beer, stay a while due to their amazing Biergarten. They are open seven days a week, and on Fridays and Saturdays offer food from the German food truck, Black Forest.
Real Ale Brewing Company
This brewery is slightly outside the city lines of Austin, in Blanco, Texas, but it is definitely worth making a trip! Here, they not only brew beers, but they also own a distillery and create their own craft spirits as well! Enjoy family-friendly tours of the brewery and taproom tastings. Fireman’s #4 is their star brew, which they serve year-round, and they offer several popular seasonal offerings as well. Enjoy a fun atmosphere and a dog-friendly patio at Real Ale Brewing Company!
At Austin Beerworks, they believe that better beer leads to a better life, and after a pint here, you will certainly agree! This iconic brewery serves beer on tap in their taproom and also sells it in cans-only, making their quality craft brews a little more approachable. Their taproom is open seven days a week and often features a local food truck outside to bring delicious food and amazing beer together. They are looking to expand later this year, so look for Austin Beerworks to be bigger and better than before!
Hop and Grain
In addition to delicious brews and coffee, Hop and Grain stands for something more. They believe in community involvement and volunteerism, as well as brewing sustainably. Having a beer here means you are helping them work towards these efforts, making it a feel-good moment for you and your taste buds! They also have a dog-friendly patio and even make dog biscuits from their leftover grains, so nothing goes to waste! Craft beer is a major part of Austin culture, so be sure to visit these amazing breweries during your next stay in our Austin vacation rentals! Browse through these Drake Ave vacation rentals.