My boyfriend has become quite the craft beer fanatic in the last year. I’d like to think I’ve rubbed off on him but I’m sure the opening of several new breweries in our area (North Austin), including one next door to his office, has something to do with it. So, when it came down to how he wanted to celebrate his birthday, a craft beer crawl in Austin was the obvious answer. Austin is very #blessed to have the abundance of craft beer options, and it has grown incredibly since I first wrote about my love of craft beer in 2012.
Now, you can easily employ a brewery tour company for your beer shindig, but we wanted to be completely in control of where we go, when we go, etc. and make it as affordable as possible. If you do want to use a tour company, check out Austin Wetbus or ATXcursions.
If you’ve got a designated driver for your party, here are some suggestions for your brewery tour and special details. Most breweries have options to buy a glass and buy drinks by the pint for around $5 each. You can ask for a taste before you buy a full pint. Many of the breweries will have a food truck on-site for snacks. Below, the breweries are divided by area and I’ve made a handy map of all the Austin breweries for you, which you can find at the bottom of the post.
1. Circle Brewing Company
Address: 2340 W Braker Ln, Austin, TX 78758
Hours: Thursday 5pm – 9pm; Friday 5pm – 10pm; Saturday-Sunday 2pm – 7pm
2. Austin Beerworks
Address: 3009 Industrial Terrace, Austin, TX 78758
Hours: Thursday 5-9pm; Friday 5-11pm; Saturday-Sunday 1-7pm
Address: 2314 Rutland Drive, Suite #100, Austin, TX 78758
Hours: Wednesday – Friday 5-10pm; Saturday 1-10pm; Sunday 1-7 pm
4. 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op
Address: 10615 Metric Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-12am; Sunday 12pm-10pm
5. Celis Brewery
Address: 10001 Metric Blvd. Austin, Texas 78758
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3-10pm; Friday-Sunday 12-10pm
6. Oskar Blues Brewery
Address: 10420 Metric Blvd #150, Austin, TX 78758
Hours: Sunday-Monday 12-8pm; Tuesday-Saturday 12-10pm
1. Blue Owl Brewing
Address: 2400 E Cesar Chavez St #300, Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Wednesday-Friday 3-10pm; Saturday 12-10pm; Sunday 12-6pm
2. Hops & Grain
Address: 507 Calles St Suite 101, Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10am-10pm
3. Zilker Brewing Co.
Address: 1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Wednesday-Thursday 4-10pm; Friday 2pm-12am; Saturday 12pm-12am; Sunday 12-8pm
4. Lazarus Brewing Company
Address: 1902 E 6th St, Austin TX 78702
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 7:30am-11pm; Thursday-Friday 7:30am-12am; Saturday 10am-12am; Sunday 10am-10pm
5. Friends and Allies Brewing Co.
Address: 979 Springdale Rd #124, Austin, TX 78702
Hours: Monday-Thursday: 4pm–10pm; Friday: 4pm–12am; Saturday: 12pm–12am; Sunday: 12pm–10pm
1. Twisted X Brewing Company
Address: 23455 W RR 150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Hours: Friday–Saturday 11am-9pm; Sunday 12-8pm
2. Last Stand Brewery
Address: 12345 Pauls Valley Rd, Austin, TX 78737
Hours: Friday 4-8pm; Saturday-Sunday 1-6pm
3. Thirsty Planet
Address: 11160 Circle Dr, Austin, TX 78736
Hours: Saturday 11am-3pm
4. Jester King Brewery
Address: 13187 Fitzhugh Rd, Austin, TX 78736
Hours: Friday 4-10pm; Saturday 12-10pm; Sunday 12-9pm
1. Independence Brewing Co.
Address: 3913 Todd Ln #607, Austin, TX 78744
Hours: Thursday-Friday 4-10pm; Saturday 1-10pm; Sunday 2-8pm
2. South Austin Brewery
Address: 415 E St Elmo Rd, Austin, TX 78745
Hours: Friday 5:30-10pm; Saturday 2-9pm
3. 512 Brewing Company
Address: 407 Radam Ln, Austin, TX 78745
Hours: Tour only at 11am and 12:30pm on Saturdays
4. St. Elmo Brewing Company
Address: 440 E St Elmo Rd G-2, Austin, TX 78745
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4-11pm; Friday 12pm-12am; Saturday 11am-12am; Sunday 12-10pm
If you’re looking for a full list of Austin and Texas, Craft Beer Austin has a great spreadsheet with all the information.
Here’s a map of the Austin breweries for you. They are color-coded by area.
What’s your favorite craft brewery in Austin or wherever you live? Tell me below!