The beauty of the Texas Hill Country inspires creation, whether it shows itself in the architecture of buildings in the area or in products that incorporate elements of the land itself. It is also apparent in Texas Hill Country breweries, which elevate brewing to an art, but rather than having pretentious aims, it is for the sake of creating quality beer. There are several gems studded throughout Texas Hill Country. Below, you’ll find some of the best breweries in the area. To discover what other treasures the region holds, download our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s a great resource that is sure to save you time planning.
4 of the Best Texas Hill Country Breweries
1. Middleton Brewery | San Marcos
You’ll discover a wide variety of local libations at Middleton Brewery! Their beers are creative and have fantastic flavors, whether it is the famous Pepperhead IPA or the robust Black Lab Porter. Not only are there 17 great beer taps to choose from, but you can also try the wide array of wine and locally made ciders. If you want to pair your drinks with food, two food trucks are on site for most of the week. In addition to these mainstays, Middleton Brewery usually has some type of event going on, whether its live music or charity drives. In all, it’s an excellent place to have fun and relax with a drink or two for a while.
2. Jester King Brewery | Austin
Recently named the 4th best small brewery in the world by readers of Craft Beer & Brewing, the authentic farmhouse-style Jester King Brewery offers a unique experience in its charming environs and through its top-notch beer. Their beer incorporates elements of the surrounding Texas Hill Country, and their mixed-culture brews and spontaneously fermented beer result in a diverse selection of flavorful creations. The seating here is mostly outdoors so as to enjoy the views, so try to visit on a sunny day!
3. Twisted X Brewing Company | Dripping Springs
Twisted X produces small-batch beers made from the finest of ingredients coupled with close attention to detail. In addition to their signature brews like Chupahopra and Whoa-Mango, you can taste special beers they don’t offer anywhere else at their tasting room. With chic, industrial decor and your choice of outdoor or indoor seating, the atmosphere is laid-back, making Twisted X the ideal brewery to spend some time at while sipping on quality beer.
4. Wimberley Brewing Company | Brewster’s Pizza, Wimberley
Wimberley Brewing Company features many beers inspired by the Texas Hill Country, apparent through names like “Blue Hole Blonde” and “Mount Baldy IPA.” Founded by two-time Super Bowl champion Bruce Collie, the handcrafted beers from Wimberley Brewing Company join with homemade pizza at Brewster’s Pizza and a beautiful Texas Hill Country location to create a well-rounded experience.
Other Ways to Explore the Breweries of Texas Hill Country
While these breweries are some of our favorites, that doesn’t mean that others in the area aren’t worth checking out! If you aren’t sure where to start, the Hill Country Craft Beer Trail collects a variety of Texas Hill Country breweries whose beer quality rivals that of the wines of this area that is also known as Texas Wine Country.
Relax in the Heart of Texas Hill Country
The Blair House Inn sits on the side of a hill that overlooks the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Enjoy sweeping views of the natural landscape as you lounge by our sparkling pool or as you sip a glass of wine on a secluded patio. Savor the incredible flavors of our Saturday night dinners which just might inspire you to learn how to make culinary masterpieces yourself through our cooking school. However you choose to spend your time at the Blair House Inn, you can rest assured that you will feel completely refreshed by your stay.
Our beautiful San Rafael Cottage is sure to delight anyone with an eye for design. From the elegant, country-chic decor to the gorgeous, one-of-a-kind bed designed by native Texan Jimmy Harwell, this cottage is breathtaking. You’ll feel your worries melt away as you unwind, whether in the whirlpool tub, in front of the crackling fireplace, or outside on your covered deck.