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The Eater Austin Beer Heatmap, December '13

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Eater Austin has always alerted readers to the newest and buzziest drinking heat, but with such a booming bar scene, it's time to specialize. Welcome to the first ever Beer Heatmap, dedicated to all things brewed. The December edition also presents a handy look at Austin's Year in Beer.

Austin loves craft beer. The proof is everywhere: brewers have more demand than supply, restaurants at all price points are offering local and seasonal brews, and the city's options simply keep growing by the day. While stalwarts like The Ginger Man, Easy Tiger, and Billy's On Burnet are known to many, allow Eater to direct you to newer stops worthy of your time and attention.
-Tom Thornton


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Glass Half Full at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Lakeline

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14028 N Highway 183 Bldg F
Austin, TX 78717
(512) 861-7070
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This Alamo Drafthouse creation from Bill Norris gives Lakeline 10 solid taps, beer cocktails, and a deep bench of bottled selections. Michelada and Lager and Lime fans, take note.

2. Adelbert's Brewing

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2314 Rutland Dr, #100
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 662-1462
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Adelbert's has been around for a spell, but their brewery hours are still fairly new. Stop by Friday from 5-8 or Saturday from 1-4 for brewery tours and six samples for $10-13.

[Photo: Lauren B./Yelp]

3. Growler Room

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6800 Burnet Rd, #2
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 458-4438
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Need growlers to go for a party? Here's your stop. The quality is high, and the variety is excellent - recent selections include Karbach Hopadillo IPA and Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter. A 78704 location is also imminent.

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4. Haymaker

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2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 243-6702
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Darts. Pool. Sports on TV. And lots and lots of beer. The team behind Black Sheep Lodge brings you 40 taps (almost half from Texas), poutine, and "Midwestern" pub grub.

5. School House Pub

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2207 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 469-7630
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From the Mi Madre's family comes School House, with drafts that lean heavily on local selections and American craft favorites. Food revolves around burgers, sausages, and snacks.

6. Quickie Pickie

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1208 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 451-4440
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24 taps, tacos, breakable 6-packs - is there anything Quickie Pickie can't do? A weekly local pint night and gluten-free brews are additional bonuses.

7. Salt & Time

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1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1383
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Salt and Time's combines an extensive bomber selection with a deep focus on local brews on draft and in bottle. It's a great pairing for your sandwich or charcuterie.

8. Hi Hat Public House

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2121 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 848-2628
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Nestled in an unassuming apartment building, Hi Hat offers quality taps (Hops & Grain Greenhouse, Old Rasputin, and Rogue Yellow Snow among them) with laid-back brunch, lunch, and dinner service.

9. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

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500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 493-0963
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Coffee in the morning, and beer from then on. The former Progress Coffee location now boast 38 taps (around half are local) with a great beer menu board showing the light to dark and mart to hop continuums.

[Photo: Jeff S./Yelp]

10. Craft Pride

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61 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 826-1238
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This craft beer bar went all in on the local angle: all 54 taps are Texan. As a consequence, they have the deepest local selection in town. 100 additional bottles are available to-go.

11. The ABGB

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1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 298-2242
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This new project from former Uncle Billy's brewers is a hit - grab a Day Trip pale ale and a pizza and soak in South Austin. There's also regular live music.

12. Twisted X Brewing Co

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Dripping Springs Ranch Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(512) 393-9224
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This "Tex Mex" brewery has relocated from Cedar Park to Dripping Springs, making it easy to combo platter with Thirsty Planet or Jester King visits on a weekend afternoon.

[Photo: Kevin N./Yelp]

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1. Glass Half Full at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – Lakeline

14028 N Highway 183 Bldg F, Austin, TX 78717
This Alamo Drafthouse creation from Bill Norris gives Lakeline 10 solid taps, beer cocktails, and a deep bench of bottled selections. Michelada and Lager and Lime fans, take note.
14028 N Highway 183 Bldg F
Austin, TX 78717

2. Adelbert's Brewing

2314 Rutland Dr, #100, Austin, TX 78758
Adelbert's has been around for a spell, but their brewery hours are still fairly new. Stop by Friday from 5-8 or Saturday from 1-4 for brewery tours and six samples for $10-13.

[Photo: Lauren B./Yelp]

2314 Rutland Dr, #100
Austin, TX 78758

3. Growler Room

6800 Burnet Rd, #2, Austin, TX 78757
Need growlers to go for a party? Here's your stop. The quality is high, and the variety is excellent - recent selections include Karbach Hopadillo IPA and Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter. A 78704 location is also imminent.

[Photo: Freddy F./Yelp]

6800 Burnet Rd, #2
Austin, TX 78757

4. Haymaker

2310 E. Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Darts. Pool. Sports on TV. And lots and lots of beer. The team behind Black Sheep Lodge brings you 40 taps (almost half from Texas), poutine, and "Midwestern" pub grub.
2310 E. Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

5. School House Pub

2207 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
From the Mi Madre's family comes School House, with drafts that lean heavily on local selections and American craft favorites. Food revolves around burgers, sausages, and snacks.
2207 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

6. Quickie Pickie

1208 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
24 taps, tacos, breakable 6-packs - is there anything Quickie Pickie can't do? A weekly local pint night and gluten-free brews are additional bonuses.
1208 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

7. Salt & Time

1912 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702
Salt and Time's combines an extensive bomber selection with a deep focus on local brews on draft and in bottle. It's a great pairing for your sandwich or charcuterie.
1912 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702

8. Hi Hat Public House

2121 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702
Nestled in an unassuming apartment building, Hi Hat offers quality taps (Hops & Grain Greenhouse, Old Rasputin, and Rogue Yellow Snow among them) with laid-back brunch, lunch, and dinner service.
2121 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Wright Bros. Brew & Brew

500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702
Coffee in the morning, and beer from then on. The former Progress Coffee location now boast 38 taps (around half are local) with a great beer menu board showing the light to dark and mart to hop continuums.

[Photo: Jeff S./Yelp]

500 San Marcos St #105
Austin, TX 78702

10. Craft Pride

61 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701
This craft beer bar went all in on the local angle: all 54 taps are Texan. As a consequence, they have the deepest local selection in town. 100 additional bottles are available to-go.
61 Rainey St
Austin, TX 78701

11. The ABGB

1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
This new project from former Uncle Billy's brewers is a hit - grab a Day Trip pale ale and a pizza and soak in South Austin. There's also regular live music.
1305 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

12. Twisted X Brewing Co

Dripping Springs Ranch Road, Dripping Springs, TX 78620
This "Tex Mex" brewery has relocated from Cedar Park to Dripping Springs, making it easy to combo platter with Thirsty Planet or Jester King visits on a weekend afternoon.

[Photo: Kevin N./Yelp]

Dripping Springs Ranch Road
Dripping Springs, TX 78620

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