Strange Land Brewery, the only brewery in Westlake open to the public, has relocated its tasting room and production facility to Georgetown. It now shares a space with Rentsch Brewery at 2500 NE Inner Loop.
Rentsch and Strange Land now share both a production facility, tap room, and a 5,000 square foot beer garden that hosts food trucks on the weekends. With the larger space, Strange Land will expand its beer offerings, starting with a No Collusion Russian Impperial Barrel Aged Stout. A representative for the brewery told Austin360 that Strange Land might look for its own location again in the future, but it’s “a great situation” for both brands.
Strange Land founders Adam Blumenshein and Tim Klatt (who are also involved with Greenbelt Kombucha, Texas Saké Company, and Barrel Creek Provisions) opened behind Hat Creek Burger Co. in Westlake in 2014. The brewery quickly became known for the Austinite Pilz and Ploughshare Saison. That location closed in May 2019 in preparation for the move.
Rentsch Brewery was founded by father and son David and Andrew Rentschler, inspired by biergartens Andrew encountered while studying abroad in Germany. It opened in 2015, and is fully powered by renewable energy. Blumenshein and Klatt got connected to the Rentschlers as Greenbelt Kombucha is produced in their facility.
Strange Land’s departure means that Westlake no longer has a taproom open to the public. However, Frontyard Brewing is based in Westlake, and is getting closer to opening its taproom (though that brewery will be out a bit further on 71 by the Hill Country Galleria).
Strange Land and Rentsch are open Wednesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
Jan 23: This article has been updated to reflect the location of Frontyard’s new brewery.