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Welcome to the heart of Texas beer culture. The Texas Hill Country is home to a burgeoning craft brewery scene. From Austin to Marble Falls and Johnson City, explore charming towns with a dedicated commitment to the craftsmanship of great craft beers.

independence brewing

Austin, TX | @indybrewing | Independence Brewing captures the essence of Austin’s dynamic craft beer scene. Known for pushing the boundaries of traditional brewing, they experiment with unique ingredients and creative techniques to craft distinctive tasty brews. Embrace a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere while you sit inside the hip urban taproom or relax outside on the patio. Indulge in a beer flight paired with delicious offerings from the food trucks on-site. And the waitstaff and bartenders are happy to assist you in navigating the extensive beer selection, ensuring a fun & memorable experience.

THC beer company

Mason, TX | @THCbeercompany | THC Beer Company is a friendly, laid-back small-scale nano brewery. They specialize in an interesting fusion of flavorful craft beers, like the Homegrown (Lager – American Amber), Mary Jane (Blonde), and the Black Sunshine (Schwarzbier). They also offer an unexpected deliciously diverse culinary experience with a rotating selection of food vendors, ranging from fresh seafood, artfully prepared sushi, BBQ, Asian fusion, to authentic Texas Hill Country fare. Make the detour to THC Beer Co. in Mason, TX, for great craft brews, food and down-home hospitality.

twisted x brewing

Dripping Springs, TX | @twistedxbrewing | Crafted in small batches, this brewery meticulously source the best ingredients in every brew. Enjoy a nice range of superior craft lagers, pilsners, and IPAs. Always innovating, experience their latest craft creations at the brewery and indulge in their newest offering – amazing, casually elevated food by the Buffalo Nickel, featuring smash burgers, steaks, BBQ, fajitas, and more.

One Shot Brewing & Distillery

Dripping Springs, TX | @osdtx | Veteran owned and operated, offering both crafted spirits and beer. The selection of beers focuses on lagers and ales. The ales are classic British and American styles with a crisp Blond, a flavorful Irish Red, and a robust IPA. The Texas Lager, Amber Lager, and Double Bock highlights the distinct flavors of Texas (using only 100% Texas grown grains) while respecting traditional German brewing techniques. Causal, relaxed atmosphere. Everyone enjoys the big open patio space with tree canopies, fire pits, Adirondack chairs, and picnic tables.

12 fox beer

Dripping Springs, TX | @12foxbeer | Veteran owned & operated, a fun & friendly craft beer brew pub serving delicious small-batch brews alongside tasty Texas BBQ and pub-style cuisine. Their diverse offerings cater to everyone’s taste, ranging from Marzen, Lager, DoppelBock, Hefeweizen, Stout, and Dark Saison craft beers to hard seltzers, ciders, and wine. The brewery hosts great events throughout the year, explore their calendar for the latest happenings. Family & Pet friendly.

bell springs brewing co.

Dripping Springs, TX | @bellspingsbrewing | Just 25 minutes from Austin on a scenic 10+ acre property shared with Bell Springs Winery, Bell Springs Brewing Co. delivers high quality crafted brews. Savor a tap list of 8 beers on tap and a menu showcasing delicious fare like the Bell Springs BBQ Sampler, the Jalapeno Pimento Burger, or the Gunsmoke Brisket Sandwich. The views on the patio are amazing and the atmosphere is welcoming. Great beer, views, and bites – Bell Springs has it all.


Boerne, TX | @cibolocreekbrewingco | A laid-back and relaxed atmosphere where you can savor seriously tasty craft brews. Explore a diverse range of options, from seasonal fruit to double IPAs, imperial stouts, saisons, and sours (10 beers on tap). And they rotate a new “Small Batch” beer on tap every three to four weeks, so there is always something for the adventurous beer lover to try. Dive into an amazing menu featuring farm fresh seasonal items making it the perfect spot to share a beer and a meal with family and friends.

tusculum brewing Company

Boerne, TX | @tusculumbrewingcompany | Tusculum Brewing Company takes pride in crafting a diverse selection of brews right on-site, ensuring that every pint is brewed with passion and precision. The menu of delectable pub-style fare perfectly complements their craft beers, from artisanal cheeses and charcuterie board, loaded nachos to hearty sandwiches, and giant, fresh made pretzels with sausage, elevate your brewery tasting experience. Whether you’re taking a break from shopping Boerne’s Main Street or simply enjoying a leisurely afternoon, Tusculum Brewing Company is the perfect stop for a refreshing pint and delicious bite to eat.

dodging duck brewhaus

Boerne, TX | @thedodgingduck | Discover a small brewery tucked along Cibolo Creek in Boerne. Take your pick from 4 house beers and enjoy a pub-style menu featuring beer-friendly plates like German sausages, giant pretzels, to burgers, chili cheese fries, wings, and hoagies. Nice spot to relax and get away from main street shopping. Embrace the casual vibe and scenic surroundings as you unwind with a cold brew.

free roam brewing

Boerne, TX | @freeraombrewing | At Free Roam, Brewing expect a diverse array of quality crafted beers; Lagers, Ales, Stouts, and IPAs. They also have a rotating selection of guest beers from other Texas breweries on tap. Inside, experience a sports bar atmosphere, outside a spacious patio with live music, and delicious food options, featuring various food trucks. Owned by major league, three-time world baseball champion pitcher, Jeremy Affeldt, the brewery generously gives back and supports the community by raising awareness and funds.

middleton brewing

San Marcos, TX | @middletonbrewing | Craft brewery with a casual and laid-back vibe and nice selection of craft beers. Be sure not to miss the Black Lab Porter or the Juicy Visions IPA. Whether you prefer the patio, spacious indoor seating, or the rooftop terrace, it’s a great spot for friends to hang out and relax. Experience yard games from cornhole to jenga, and join in for Trivia night, Open Mic night, and live music nights. Savor bites from rotating food trucks with options like lobster mac and cheese, smash burgers, birria tacos, quesadillas, and more. Pet Friendly.

roughhouse brewing

San Marcos, TX | @roughhousebrewing | Explore adiverse lineup of lagers, farmhouse ales, and spontaneous cave beers. They also offer Texas Keeper Cider, wines, non-alcoholic beverages & a tasty fusion of BBQ-meets-Tex-Mex fare. Whether you’re seeking a quick bite to pair with your beer or a filling meal for the whole family, it’s the spot to go! It is located on a stunning a 50-acre ranch, offering an abundance of outdoor space. With tables, a stage, a fire pit, and a play area for the kids, there’s ample room to unwind. Enjoy the numerous shady spots scattered throughout, providing a perfect setting for relaxation and enjoyment. Pet Friendly.

Bear King Brewing

Marble Falls, TX | @bearkingbrewing | With a lineup of flagship brews, seasonal offerings, and limited-edition releases, Bear King Brewing continually surprises and delights its patrons with new and exciting flavors. From hop-forward IPAs to rich stouts and refreshing sours, there’s a beer for every palate at Bear King Brewing. Enjoy great craft beer with classic pub fare, reimagined with innovative twists, to tantalize the taste buds. The brewery serves as a gathering place where friends, families, and beer enthusiasts come together to enjoy good company, great beer, and memorable experiences. They host fun community events and live music, make sure to check their website.

Altstadt Brewery

Fredericksburg, TX | @altstadtbrewery | Altstadt seamlessly blends world-class traditions with Texan charm. The brewery pays stunning homage to old-world European style, luxurious and reminiscent of a castle that invites you to step into a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the excellence of award-winning German-style beers, each crafted to perfection. Boasting crisp brightness, delightful flavors, and a smooth-drinking quality that sets them apart. Even those who may not consider themselves beer enthusiasts will find their superbly crafted brews to be a true delight. They serve a delicious menu that is German-inspired but creatively reimagined. Check out the vintage tractor museum on the property. Prost to the taste of Germany in the beautiful Texas Hill Country!

Ogle Brewery

Fredericksburg, TX | @oglebrewery | Expect to find easy drinking classics. An amber ale, with a balanced malt profile and hints of caramel sweetness, alongside innovative creations such as the tantalizingly tart Sour. For those seeking a taste of tradition, their American Lager delivers crisp, clean refreshment, while hop enthusiasts will delight in the bold flavors of the IPA. So whether you’re a seasoned beer aficionado or simply looking to explore new flavors, pull up a stool and raise a glass at Ogle Brewery.

pecan street brewing

Johnson City, TX | @pecanstreetbrewing | This craft brewery brews are award winning! Winning medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Indulge in superb quality beer, coupled with a food that perfectly complementing the brews. The dishes draw inspiration from American & Southern traditions, with a contemporary twist that enhances each flavorful bite. They offer a Girl Scout Cookie beer flight (GS cookies paired with beers during the season). Their weekend brunch menu is amazing! Try the Nashville Doughnut or the breakfast pizza. 

old 290 brewery & RESTAURANT

Johnson City, TX | @old290brewery | Exceptional craft beer and hearty, Texas-inspired cuisine takes center stage at Old 290 Brewery. Located at Carter Creek Winery, discover 10 craft brews on tap with seasonal rotations. Must tries are the Hop School Pale Ale, Hibiscus Hefe, and Nightfall Stout. Complementing the brews, their gastropub-style restaurant crafts delicious, vibrant cuisine using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Eat inside the upscale tavern or sip & savor on the patio with picturesque hill country views.

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Jeff Maurer

Awesome article writeup! We appreciate this list you have created!

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