One of the best beer bars in Austin, TRP visited here March 2011, and we visited multiple times during our 10 day stay in Austin. 4x in fact. They boast over 80 beers on draft and 2 on cask and an unbeatable bottle selection. When we were there we sampled the 512 and Independence, two local Austin breweries, as well as a couple of different Real Ales and many different types of Shiner. According to their website, they are especially proud of their selections of Belgian ales and lambics, Oktoberfest brews, British & German beers, and beer from microbreweries local to [the area]. They actually have 6 different locations all around Texas, with the Houston location just celebrating their 25th year anniversary. They have a large outdoor patio in the back, as you will find with most of Austin, and all Ginger Man locations, they have nice weather almost year round, so it makes sense. They had a trivia night one night when we were there, but there isn’t additional information on their website about that. Go here, you will not be disappointed!
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Jester King Brewery
TRP visited Jester King Brewery in March of 2014. We had been to Austin two times prior but had never visited the vaunted Jester King Brewery ranch in the Austin countryside. The brewery is not necessarily isolated from the city but it does take a little effort to get there. Located adjacent to a stunt […]More Info
Black Star Co-Op
TRP visited Black Star Co-Op in February of 2012. Black Star is the world’s first co-operatively owned and worker self managed brewpub in the US. According to Wikipedia: A cooperative (aka co-op) is an autonomous association of persons who voluntarily cooperate for their mutual social, economic, and cultural benefit. Cooperatives include non-profit community organizations and […]More Info
Southern Star Brewing Co.
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