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Fitzhugh Brewing in Dripping Springs

Fitzhugh Brewing in Dripping Springs

Twisted X Brewing Company
23455 FM 150, Dripping Springs
512-829-5323
Twistedxbrewing.com
Just down the road from downtown Dripping Springs at RR 12 and FM 150 sits this convenient spot for high-quality craft beer. Open Thursday–Sunday.

Vista Brewing
13551 FM 150, Driftwood
512-766-1842
Vistabrewingtx.com
If you find yourself in Driftwood, you’re probably looking for fresh air, fresh food and refreshing beer and wine. Then you must stop here for all of that and the true experience of the taste of Texas Hill Country! Open Wednesday–Sunday.

Jester King Brewing
13187 Fitzhugh Rd., Austin
512-661-8736
Jesterkingbrewery.com
An escape that’s close to home. You get your brewery, wood-fired pizza oven and kitchen, farmland and event hall all tucked into 165 acres of trees and gentle hills. Open Wednesday–Sunday.

Beerburg Brewing
13476 Fitzhugh Rd., Austin
512-265-0543
Beerburgbrewing.com
The founder and owner, Trevor Nearburg, is committed to supporting the land, the community and other businesses. With the focus on responsible sourcing and high quality, it is no surprise that any Beerburg selection you choose will taste amazing. Oh, the food is fresh, locally sourced and equally amazing too, and you can top it off with a flight of homemade ice cream while you watch the amazing sunsets! Open Thursday–Sunday.

Fitzhugh Brewing
15435 Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs
512-648-0653
Fitzhughbrewing.com
It’s all fun and casual, but you’ll enjoy beer and food of the highest quality. Plenty of seating inside but take advantage of the beer garden shaded by gorgeous oaks. Open Thursday–Sunday.

Last Stand Brewing
12345 Pauls Valley Rd., Austin
512-701-8871
Laststandbrewing.com
Large selection of beers on tap including seasonal favorites and new mixtures. Open Friday–Sunday.

Suds Monkey Brewing Company
12024 Hwy. 290 (at Nutty Brown), Austin
512-222-3893
Sudsmonkeybrew.com
An award-winning brewery with multiple beer selections on tap. You can also have a cider or a glass of wine if that is your preference. But don’t just come for the drinks; you have GOT to try the pizza! Lots of special events, too, so be sure to check out the website for updates. Open Wednesday–Sunday; subject to seasonal changes.

Hitmaker Brewing Company
11160 Circle Dr., Austin
512-465-2333
Hitmakerbrewing.com
The four guys who own the brewery are long-time friends and associates in the bar and restaurant industry. That means they know what it takes to run a smooth operation that turns out some incredibly smooth craft beers. Come join the guys for a swig or two of pure joy! Open Wednesday–Friday, 4-7; Saturday, 2-6.

Family Business Beer Company
19510 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs
512-829-4202
Familybusinessbeerco.com
A family-owned brewery resting on 15 beautiful acres. Be sure to check for current pours because this family likes variety, but you will certainly find your ales, and your pilsners, and your IPAs, and your lagers, and your stouts. Open Thursday–Sunday.

12 Fox Beer Company
4700 W Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs
512-626-4458
12foxbeer.com
Owned by a couple of military buddies, they keep it simple in their endeavor to make great beers. They offer rotating food trucks to support those businesses too. Come for events because there is always something going on here. You can even become a member and enjoy special perks! Open Wednesday–Sunday.

Ghost Note Brewing
23663 RR 12 (at Ghost Note Lane), Dripping Springs
512-553-2870
Ghostnotebrewing.com
An abundance of outdoor seating in the Hill Country setting plus a covered open-air taproom. Local wines and ciders are also showcased to toast the free live music talent. Open Thursday–Sunday.

The Shady Llama
18325 RR 12, Wimberley
Theshadyllama.com
A family-owned beer and wine garden that boasts some of the most breathtaking Hill Country views in the area. While not a brewery, you can find many of the best locally crafted Texas selections here. Oh, and they really do have llamas roaming around too! Open Wednesday–Friday, 3-9; Saturday and Sunday, noon-9.

Bell Springs Brewing
3700 Bell Springs Rd., Dripping Springs
512-777-0018
Bellspringsbrewing.com
Located on 10 acres shared with Bell Springs Winery, you have the best of both worlds. With these drinks and this atmosphere, you will certainly remember the experience. Open Wednesday–Sunday.

The Barber Shop Brewpub
207 Mercer St., Dripping Springs
512-829-4636
Barbershopbar.com
You can’t get more historic than this. A historic building (that did serve as a barbershop in one of its past lives) located in the heart of historic downtown Dripping Springs. The venue showcases local music talent too! Open seven days a week.

Acopon Brewing Company
211 Mercer St., Dripping Springs
512-829-4723
Acoponbrewing.com
Specializing in traditional English ales. They’re always tapping fresh casks, you know, to nourish that “bond across the pond.” But you can find other brews here too, so come by and get yourself “restored.” Open seven days, closing at 6 on Sunday.

Growler Express
1567 Main St., Buda
512-361-0911
Growlerexpresstx.com
Here is your friendly, locally owned craft beer fill spot. Growler Express offers 24 taps of Texas craft beer where you can enjoy your current favorites or be adventurous and explore new ones by having a flight. Then, fill your growler to go. So come by and do your part to support the local independent craft brewers. It’s the least we can do, right? Open Monday–Thursday, 4-10; Friday, 1-11; Saturday, 1-10; Sunday, 1-9.
 
Aviator Pizza & Drafthouse
856 Kohlers Crossing, Suite 305, Kyle
512-827-3553
Aviatorpizza.com
A locally owned and operated Texas craft beer bar that also serves amazing pizza crafted with house-made sauces and freshly made dough. Daily lunch specials beginning at 11am and Happy Hour Monday–Friday from 3-6. 
 
Hill Country Tasting Room
18992 FM 150, #101, Driftwood
512-829-8977
Hillcountrytastingroom.com
A place to experience the tastes of all of Texas; after all, Texas is so big, nobody has the time to travel all of it. Here, local still does mean “local,” but you also get the experience of tasting some of the best beers, wines and ciders from all over the Lone Star State. Ask about private events too! Open Thursday and Friday, 3-7; Saturday, 1-7; and Sunday, 1-6.
 
Roughhouse Brewing
680 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos
512-667-7000
Roughhousebrewing.com
This one is just a short hop outside of Wimberley heading toward San Marcos. Come meet the Pasternaks on their family ranch and soak up the rustic vibe along with those crisp and refreshing ales and lagers. Open Thursday–Sunday; check website for specific hours.
 
Middleton Brewing
101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos
512-847-3455
Middletonbrewingtx.com
This gem is located between Wimberley and San Marcos. Their specialty brews are an extensive selection of ales, but they also offer a variety of wines and locally made ciders. Be sure to check out their “Killer Smash Burgers” and their special food and beer pairing events. These dinners are multi-course-themed events that often focus on a specific type of food or location. Experts are on hand to discuss the food and beer as it is served. Open Monday, 2-9; Wednesday and Thursday, 2-9; Friday and Saturday, noon-10; Sunday, noon-9.