Now that Live Oak Brewing's new facility in Del Valle is up and running, next up for the brewery is the taproom opening on Friday, February 12. Beer offerings will include year-round beers, like Pilz, and seasonal ones, like Primus Weizenbock, Grodziskie, and Lichtenhainer.
The 1615 Crozier Lane space fits about 100 guests inside the taproom, with room for many more outside, which will include a disc golf course in the future. Public tours of the brewery will start in the spring. The brewery warns that dogs are not allowed. Hours for the taproom are current from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Fridays, noon to 8 p.m. on Saturdays, and until 6 p.m. on Sundays.
The larger brewery allows Live Oak to venture into canned beers, starting with Hefeweizen available now, and Pilz and Big Bark cans sometime next month. A German-built brewhouse, millroom, and lab can also be found on the two-acre property..
The longtime Austin brewery first opened in 1997 on East 5th Street. Co-founder Chip McElroy found the land for the move back in 2008. The groundbreaking was held in December 2014.