Austin’s Best Brew Pubs
When National Beer Day came around on April 7 it got us talking about the impressive inventory of local brew pubs in Austin. For connoisseurs of this ancient elixir, there is often a robust debate on which is the best. Here’s a list we assembled for you add to your Austin check list and form your own passionate opinions:
Oskar Blues – Since July of 2016, Oskar Blues has been blasting live music and serving some of the best brews in the Austin area. After this Colorado-based brewpub started canning their craft beers in 2002, a craft-beer-in-a-can craze broke out, making way for two more of their brew pubs—one in North Carolina, and one in Austin. Bring a busload to their spacious taproom and grab a drink or two… or three!
Austin Beer Works – You can enjoy this infamous local craft beer at Austin Beer Works’ taproom, situated right there with their brewing tanks. Their core beers, as well as seasonal and exclusive beers found only at the taproom, are available for you to enjoy, so come on over!
Live Oak Brewing – This brewery uses an old-world brewing style widely used in Central Europe, yet rarely used in America. The result? Delicious lagers and ales that have been regionally and nationally acclaimed. If you’re a beer fanatic, you’ll regret it if you don’t check out this brewpub!
Jester King Brewery – This tasteful farmhouse brewery located in West Austin uses the inspiration of local surroundings to brew up beers that tie time, place, and people all together to give you one heck of a sensational drinking experience. Visit the tasting room to explore all the beers they have to offer. Their wine selection also caters to you wine lovers.
Twisted X Brewing Company – What do you get when you mix a ton of creativity with the finest ingredients? Distinctive and gratifying lagers, pilsners, IPAs, and more. And that’s what this brewery has to offer. So venture down to Dripping Springs to enjoy a sample flight of this brewery’s fine flavors, only available in their tasting room. Gorgeous views included!
Blue Owl Brewing – This brewery is all about sour-mashing your favorite beer styles. Don’t know what sour-mashing is? Come find out! Whether you’re a sour-mashing newbie or a connoisseur, this unique brewery is worth the visit. Taste something new while soaking up the vibrant vibes of their taproom.
Thirsty Planet Brewery – Along with having delectable local brews, this brewpub prides itself on generously supporting as many local charities as possible throughout the year as well as using sustainable brewing practices. When you indulge your taste buds with these smooth brews, you’ll be happy to know that you aren’t just quenching your thirst, but also the planet’s, too.
St. Elmo Brewing Company – This brewery in the heart of South Austin loves ALL the beer styles, so you’ll be sure to find a new favorite beer here. Enjoy the bar, beer hall, or beer garden! Perfect for a casual night after work or a fulfilling weekend hang.
Lazarus Brewing Company – In 2017, the dream of Lazarus Brewing Company officially became a reality for all you East Austin folk. They actually specialize in beer and coffee, so you can cater to your every liquid need, day and night. And check out their glorious Patron Saint Glass!
Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company – Many would agree with Austin Beer Garden Brewing when they say “Beer makes it better.” And their beer, especially, makes it better. This brewery was named Best Brewpub by the Great American Beer Festival in 2016, so check it out and see what the critics are talking about!