Austin runs on craft beer. In the mid-2000s, Texas had fewer than 20 active breweries. Now, that number is over 400. Changes in consumer tastes, overhauls of antiquated liquor laws, and a general influx of money to Texas have all contributed to the boom, but does quantity mean quality? In Central Texas, thankfully, the answer is a resounding yes.
Austin brewers are doing amazing work, from stylistic choices, ingredients, and house-styles that are truly wide-ranging. The city’s ever-expanding brewery scene offers plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with your favorite hoppy beverages. There’s something here for everyone, be it the beer itself, the brewery atmosphere, or a place to let the kids roam.
For more beer needs, check out the beer bar map and beer gardens map. For other boozy needs, check out Austin's cocktail heatmap, picks for essential cocktail bars, wine, and happy hours.
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