Austin’s craft beer scene is thriving, clearly seen with the expanding number of breweries setting forth for the city (and growing). This means there is certainly no shortage of places to grab excellent local brews from Live Oak Brewing, Austin Beer Works, Hops & Grain, and more.


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Austin’s oldest brewery, inspired by German and Czech-style beers, moved to Del Valle with canning production and a brand new tasting room and biergarten. It's open from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. with German food truck Black Forest. Alas, public tours aren't available yet.

The longtime brewery with the steadfast Fireman's #4 can be found out in the Hill Country. It offers family-friendly tours on Friday and Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m., and tastings in the taproom, from noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Dogs are welcome on the outdoor patio.

The trek to Jester King is well worth it for the gorgeous rustic barn that houses the brewery, which focuses on wild ales. The tasting room is open Friday through Sunday, and tours of the brewery are also offered. Pop by Stanley Farmhouse’s, found on-site, for delicious pizza to soak up the booze. Tasting room hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.

The iconic can-only brewery hosts tasting hours, as well as pint nights, with rotating food trucks on site, including Garbo's and Kebabalicious. Look out for the Beerworks expansion, which opens this month. The taproom serves from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 12 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Head into the taproom at the green-friendly brewery to see what experimental beers (and coffee) are being worked on in the taproom, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Free tours are held at 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, as well as 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday. Leftover malted grains are made into brew biscuits for dogs.

The English- and Belgian-style brewery has open house from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, where $12 includes a tour, a glass and six pours of the craft beers, including the famous Pecan Porter.

Belgian bottle-conditioned beers can be found in Adelbert’s taproom, which is open on Wednesday to Friday from 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday from 1 to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. Tours are available on Friday at 6 and 7 p.m., and on Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. If the beer isn’t enough, there are food trucks, games, and a television available for any distractions.

South Austin welcomed a new brewery with St. Elmo, featuring 12 beers on tap. Enjoy the beer (or coffee) in the spacious taproom or the ample beer garden, where Thai trailer Soursop is located. Hours are from 4 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from noon to midnight on Friday, from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The brewery cooperative offers ten beers on tap, food trucks (or bring in outside food), and free wi-fi. The taproom is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and until 10 p.m. on Sunday.

The Colorado brewery known for Dale’s Pale Ale picked Austin for its third location and Texas distribution center. Keeping with the spirit of the city, there are often musical performances in the taproom, as well as food trucks. Taproom hours are from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and then noon to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tours are held at 6 p.m. on weekdays, and at 2 and 5 p.m. on weekends.

Operating from a prime location on East Sixth, Zilker Brewing utilizes a 15-barrel brew house situated in a casual, yet sleek taproom designed by legendary Dick Clark. The taproom is open from 4 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, noon to midnight on Friday and Saturday, and noon until 8 p.m. on Sunday. On-site food trailer Hot Mess follows the same hours, but is closed Tuesdays.


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