July 05, 2016 Slideshows » Food & Drink

22 Texas Breweries Every Beer Lover Should Visit 

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You already knew that San Antonio is home to several breweries (you can see our list here) but if you haven't expanded your taste for craft beer outside of the Alamo City, you're definitely missing out. Whether you consider yourself a beer snob or you only occasionally sip on craft brews, there's a brewery within state limits that will meet the needs of every palate, no matter how picky you are. If you're looking to get out of the city to broaden your taste for Texas beers, you've come to the right place. Here are 22 Texas breweries outside of the city that we think most beer-drinking Texans (so, basically everyone) will enjoy.
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No Label Brewing Co.
5351 First St., Katy, TX, (281) 693-7545, nolabelbrew.com
No Label is a brewery that tries to accommodate all tastes and preferences. Hence the name. Bring a valid ID to a brewery tour or tasting and decide for yourself what type of beer you’re partial to.
Photo via Instagram, mpmcgaughey
Peticolas Brewing Co.
2026 Farrington St., Dallas, TX, (214) 234-7600, peticolasbrewing.com
Founder Michael Peticolas became interested in brewing beer after growing up watching his mom brew Mexican-style beer in their El Paso home. Now he creates and distributes that quality beer he grew up with to the people of North Texas.
Photo via Instagram, peticolasbrewing
Jester King Brewery
13187 Fitzhugh Road, Austin, TX , (512) 537-5100,http://jesterkingbrewery.com/
Jester King is an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to making specialty beers that mirror the unique atmosphere of their location in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. As a small farmhouse brewery, they only use beer making methods that involve time, patience and unique fermentation. The brewery tours on site are free and open to the public, so anyone can learn about their intricate brewing.
Photo via Instagram, psiweaver
Real Ale Brewing Company
231 San Saba Court, Blanco, TX, (830) 833-2534, realalebrewing.com
The Real Ale brewers make beer with as little processing as possble. Their beer is unfiltered, unpasteurized and without any preservatives or artificial colors. Real Ale is in the midst of its 20th anniversary, so celebrate with them by drinking their anniversary Imperial Rye IPA.
Photo via Instagram, realealebrewing
Revolver Brewing
5600 Matlock Road, Granbury, TX, (817) 736-8034, revolverbrewing.com
This brewery offers tours, food and even live music. All that is required of you is a valid ID and a yearnin' for some learnin'. Or drinkin'.
Photo via Instagram, revolverbrewing
Seguin Brewing Co.
320 Beicker Road, Seguin, TX, (210) 771-3913, seguinbrewing.com
At Seguine Brewing Co., brewers use a combination of old and new techniques to bring you delicious handcrafted beer. They refuse to settle for a poor product. After all, with a slogan like, “Small Town, Big Nuts,” you know they’re always gonna give you their best work.
Photo via Instagram, seguinbrewingco
Shannon Brewing Co.
818 N Main St., Keller, TX, (817) 337-9892, http://shannonbrewing.com
Shannon Brewing Co., fire brews its beer with pure spring water, whole grain and whole flower hops. It’s also brewed with a whole lotta love, which falls right in line with all the other things. If you don’t think fire brewing is a big deal, you should really go check it out for yourself. It’s a super cool method.
Photo via Instagram, Shannonbewingco
Texas Ale Project
1001 N. Riverfront Blvd., Dallas, TX, (214) 965-0606, texasaleproject.com/verify-age
The Texas Ale Project is a living breathing piece of Texas beer history. It was the first brewery to be built from the ground up in the city of Dallas since late 1800s. You can expect an all-out true American craft beer experience from this brewery.
Photo via Instagram, texasaleproject
Thirsty Planet
11160 Circle Drive, Austin, TX, (512) 579-0679, thirstyplanet.net
Thirsty Planet takes something as universally beloved as beer and manages to add even more positivity to it. In addition to provided high-quality craft beer, the Thirsty Planet folks use their success to help the community. All gratuities collected from their tasting room are donated to a different charity each month.
Photo via Instagram, thirstyplanetbrewery
Guadalupe Brewing Co.
1580 Wald Road, New Braunfels, TX, (512) 878-9214, guadalupebrew.com
This New Braunfels brewery focuses on full-flavored, well-balanced and approachable craft beer with the use of natural ingredients. While visiting the brewery, you can sample from a large selection of nitro taps, regular taps and kombucha.
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5 Stones Artisan Brewery
850 Schneider, Cibolo, TX, (210) 380-8215, 5stonesbrew.com
5 Stones specializes in creatively brewed beers that depend on seasonal fruits as well as interesting spices to augment the brews. Its trademark beer is the Aloha Pina, which is a golden ale brewed with pineapple and locally-grown jalapenos.
Photo via Instagram, 5stonesbrewing
Austin Beerworks
3009 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX, (512) 821-2494, austinbeerworks.com

This Austin favorite brews four core beers year-round to cover all beer-drinking occasions from a fancy wedding to an ill-advised shotgun. The folks at Austin Beerworks also pride themselves in only offering their beer in cans for quality, ecological, and, of course, tubing purposes. Pay the brewery a visit to learn more about the method in its madness.
Photo via Instagram, austinbeerworks
Big Bend Brewing Co.
3401 West Highway 90, Alpine, TX, (432) 837-3700, bigbendbrewing.com
Big Bend Brewing Co. gives live to the old world brewing traditions of West Texas. Founded with a passion for small-batch brew and a love for this rugged region of Texas, Big Bend doesn’t make beer as much as it “crafts a piece of West Texas and serves it up 12 ounces at a time.”
Photo via Instagram, bigbendbrewing
Blue Owl Brewing
2400 E Cesar Chavez St. #300, Austin, TX, (512) 593-1262, blueowlbrewing.com
This Austin brewery sets itself apart from the others by specializing in sour-mash beer. This makes it a cool brewery to visit first hand as you will be exposed to a method that many breweries don't use today. And who knows? Sour beer just might end up being your new favorite.
Photo via Instagram, blueowlbrewing
New Braunfels Brewing Co.
180 W Mill St., New Braunfels, TX, (830) 626-2739, http://nbbrewing.com
This brewery is the real deal. Even during prohibition, New Braunfels Brewing Co., managed to continue brewing the good stuff to bootleg to the beer lovers of Texas until they were raided and shut down by authorities. Luckily after a long hiatus, the brewery was reincarnated in 2010 to continue bringing delicious beer to the good people of Texas.
Photo via Instagram, chaelaz
The Collective Brewing Project
112 St. Louis Ave., Fort Worth, TX, (817) 708-2914, collectivebrew.com
The Collective is Fort Worth’s first franken-monster of a brewery and has been dubbed the “unholy marriage of production brewery and badass taproom.” At the brewery, you can hang out in the taproom, play cornhole and eat some snacks at your leisure. Most importantly, you can sample beer that you can’t get anywhere else.
Photo via Instagram, chelssayye
Deep Ellum Brewing Co.
2823 St. Louis St., Dallas, TX, (214) 888-3322, deepellumbrewing.com
Deep Ellum was founded out of frustration over mediocre beer. The goal of this brewery is to go against the status quo and show the city of Dallas what it’s been missing with populuar half-assed brew.
Photo via Instagram, deepellumbrewing
Independence Brewing Co.
3913 Todd Lane #607, Austin, TX, (512) 707-0099, independencebrewing.com
The people at Independence Brewing Co. are well aware of their competition companies that use automated equipment worth millions of dollars and have super-sized advertising budgets. The thing is, they couldn't care less. They know what kind of beer they love and they’ll be damned if they don’t share it with Texas.
Photo via Instagram, indybrewing
Karbach Brewing Co.
2032 Karbach St., Houston, TX, (713) 680-2739, karbachbrewing.com
Karbach boasts an extensive background in the beer business all the way down to German-trained brewers. You can take a tour of the brewery or grab a bite to eat at the restaurant inside. Or you can do both. After all, a meal doesn’t really count if it isn’t accompanied by an ice-cold beer.
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Live Oak Brewing Company
1615 Crozier Lane, Del Valle, TX, (512) 385-2299, liveoakbrewing.com
Live Oak brings your vacation home to Texas by using a style of brewing that is rare in America, but extensively used all across Central Europe. The brewery never stops cranking out its delectable beer and is open every day from noon to 8 p.m.
Photo via Instagram, liveoakbrewing
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Brazos Valley Brewing Co.
201 W. First St. Brenham, TX, (979) 987-1133, brazosvalleybrewery.com
Since its 2013 launch, Brazos Valley Brewing Co., has been brewing the beer that its owners personally enjoy finding success in. Run by a small crew of six people, simplicity is the trademark of this brewery.
Photo via Instagram, matthoffman
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
2000 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX, (713) 686-9494, saintarnold.com

Saint Arnold is Texas’ oldest craft brewery. What started as the homebrew of a young beer drinker has blossomed into one of Texas’ premier breweries. Its goal is to produce quality, full-flavored beer to be enjoyed by beer lovers in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.
Photo via Instagram, mitsubitch
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No Label Brewing Co.
5351 First St., Katy, TX, (281) 693-7545, nolabelbrew.com
No Label is a brewery that tries to accommodate all tastes and preferences. Hence the name. Bring a valid ID to a brewery tour or tasting and decide for yourself what type of beer you’re partial to.
Photo via Instagram, mpmcgaughey

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