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Texas Bed and Breakfast “Spirits” Getaway!

June 1st, 2012 by Lois Mahoney

What whisky will not cure, there is no cure for.

 

Most people are aware of Texas Wine Trail and the recognition it is receiving, but did you know that the Hill Country offers breweries and distilleries tours?  Maybe your significant other loves wine and it just is not your taste.  Have no fear we have found a compromise!  Local breweries, that you can even take a class to start your own brew, and whiskey and vodka distilleries that offers tours.  So knock out a couple of wineries and then hit the breweries! 

Real Ale BrewingCo.~Blanco,TX 

Welcome to the Texas Hill Country – the home of Real Ale Brewing Company, where a dedicated team of brewers produces quality handcrafted ales. Utilizing a 60-barrel stainless steel brewing system, we incorporate 100% malted grain, domestic and imported hops, and crystal clear water into our unique recipes. We’ve been brewing since 1996, and now you can find Real Ale all over theLoneStarState.

 Garrison Brothers Whiskey ~Johnson City,TX

The “Sit and Sip” Tour is a guided walk of the ranch-distillery with detailed information about bourbon whiskey and the history of Garrison Brothers.Our cooks and distillers will explain the process from “corn to cork.” You’ll smell the sweet corn cooking, taste sweet mash, and observe the fermenting distiller’s beer. You’ll tour the legendary still house and sample high proof “white dog” right from the stills. Finally, we’ll walk you through our barrel barn for a small sample of our limited release. This tour takes about an hour.

Dripping Springs Vodka ~ Dripping Springs, TX 

Dripping Springs Vodka is handcrafted in the Texas Hill Country, in small 50 gallon batches. It’s a family run comany and was the 3rd distillery in the state.

What ever flavor is your forte, make sure to plan your Texas Hill Country getaway with a “twist” and enjoy all there is to offer!

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