Once a year, for each of the past five years, I have taken a week off to go to Austin, Texas. Austin has quite the reputation as a food destination (can you say brisket?!), and is one of the best known epicenters for live music in the US. Recently though, the Austin beer scene has seen quite the uptick in breweries, many of whom are brewing award-winning beers. Spending a few days in Austin? Here’s three must hit breweries to enjoy some amazing beers at!
Beer Recommendation – Industry Pils
I feel no trip to Austin is complete without a pilgrimage to Jester King. Located about 30 minutes outside of downtown Austin, this hill country brewery is churning out some of the best farmhouse and mixed fermentation beers in the country.
One visit to Jester King and you can see the time and energy that’s gone into this place. A fully functioning farm (with goats!) that’s now over 160 acres big, is quite the shock from the bustle of downtown Austin. They also have delicious wood fired pizza available, as well as four bars operating at any given time, all with slightly different options.
Beer Recommendation – Any of their SPON offerings – “Methode Traditionelle” (think Gueuze)
Beer Recommendation – Cool and the Gang – A Sour Mash English Mild with Earl Grey Tea
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The Beer I Can’t Stop Thinking About: Resilience Brewing – Combover IPA