Beer is many things. For starters, it's good. Like, really good. So good in fact, according to scientists, that it's better for you after a workout than water, heathlier than milk, and in moderation, associated with a decreased risk of cardiac disease and stroke. It's also one of the world's oldest prepared beverages, and according to legend, proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
If you're a beer fan, you should definitely familiarize yourself with some of the quality beer that is being brewed right here in Austin. More specifically, the tasty suds being brewed at the Independence Brewing Company, Jester King Craft Brewery, Live Oak Brewing Company, Thirsty Planet Brewing, (512) Brewing Company, Circle Brewing Company, Hops and Grain Brewery, South Austin Brewing, and Austin Beer Works. There's also the Twisted X Brewing Company in Cedar Park, and the Real Ale Brewing Company in Blanco.
A good way to familiarize yourself with the Breweries in Austin is of course by taking a brewery tour. We have information on all of the local brewery tours included on each brewery listing, so just click on their name to find out when and where you can take a tour. We also listed a bunch of local brewpubs that brew their own craft beers, such as the Black Star Co-op Pub and Brewery, The Draught House Pub & Brewery, North by Northwest, and Uncle Billy's. Get out there and drink local!
Do you know of an Austin brewery or brewpub that we failed to include? Please shoot us a message and let us know about it!
Featured Review from Do512 Top PicksJuly 24, 2012
Austin beer lovers, and beer lovers around the world, make the trek to this famous brew mecca for a vast selection and a laid-back vibe.
(512) 452-6258 With a laid-back crowd, mostly in their late 20s and 30s, the absence of hard liquor, 50 beers available on draft, including several homebrews, this place has become one of Austin's favorite.