Throw a couple of cold ones back at these local breweries out of Austin Texas. Around here, you don’t have to look far to find the brew that tastes like a dream. No matter how specific (or adventurous) your taste may be, finding the perfect local beer is an easy task in this town.

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Central District Brewing

4.7 ★
Starting off the count today is Central District Brewing, a quaint little spot where you’re bound to find a seat no matter how full the building is. Their staff is made up of the kind of folks who will give you book recommendations as you play board games with friends. Try out any of the beers they have on tap and find your favorite match in a brew. At the time of publication, their tap menu features the Weiz of Texas flavor, one that is reminiscent of fall and tastes faintly like a banana’s foster. This location does not offer a food menu directly but does have a partner that you are able to order from online. Find Central Brewing District by taking a trip down Red River Rd and though they are usually open from 2 – 8 pm during the week (12 am – 9 pm on the weekends) their hours are subject to change so don’t hesitate to call before going in.

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Austin Beerworks

4.6 ★
Coming a long way since humble beginnings in 2011, Austin Beerworks is the kind of place you visit when you want to be guaranteed that a fun time is waiting for your party. On a nice day, there is nothing quite like throwing back a few brews on the Austin Beerworks patio. Pair your drinks with some food off the menu, Vegetarian eaters will have no problem finding something to enjoy as well. Take a trip to Austin Beerworks on Industrial Terrace and see why folks don’t mind the lack of air conditioning at this local brewery. From 11 am – 10 pm every day (8 pm close on Sundays) the celebratory nature of Austin Beerworks is stoked to have you come in and take advantage of a great time. They self distribute every drop of beer that leaves the location, covering the entire process from “tanks to taps” ensuring the quality of every moment.

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St. Elmo Brewing Company

4.8 ★
Here in Austin, there is a strong sense of community throughout the entire town and St. Elmo Brewing Company aims to be the kind of brewery where everyone feels like family from the moment they sit down. Bring your pup and sit down outside in the beer garden or indoors with friends, no matter where you sit there always seems to be something to do. From weekly trivia to countless other events, St. Elmo Brewing Company is more than just a glass of beer that you won’t forget. Family friendly, you can bring everyone in your group to St. Elmo Rd and sit down to some of Austin’s nicest servers and bartenders. At this location, you’re welcome to ask for samples of the brews before dedicating to a full serving. Try them out from 11 am – 10 pm (at least) every day except Mondays and see what all the fuss is about.

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Blue Owl Brewing

4.6 ★
After their opening in 2015, Blue Owl Brewing set out to create a brewery that is much more than a place to order up some drinks. This brewery is an experience in itself, aiming to keep a selection of beers that are as unique as the patrons who spend their time at this watering hole on East Cesar Chavez St. What they do at Blue Owl Brewing is start out with a regular old beer, something you might have heard of already, then go through the process of “souring” the beverage. Throughout this process, the folks in control of the beer take care of the process with an utmost attention to detail. When you want to do something a little different with your drinks, Blue Owl Brewing is revamping the brewing game every day except Monday from 3 – 10 pm during the week and 12 am – 10 pm on the weekends, closing early on Sundays. Pick from indoor or outdoor seating and take a load off with the staff and patrons of Blue Owl Brewing sometime.

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Southern Heights Brewing Company

4.8 ★
East Austin is happy to have Southern Heights Brewing Company in their midst, everyone should experience an awesome microbrewery at least once in their life. From 3 pm during the week and 12 am on weekends until at least 8 pm every evening, Southern Heights Brewing Company keeps some of the freshest beers on tap. There is even a “to-go” option for those who can’t get enough of what they make up in house every day. Unlike your average bar or restaurant, the folks at Southern Heights even offer a membership for those who want to save a few bucks every time they come inside. You really can’t find a better deal than getting one free beer of your choice every time you visit. Even if you are not an Austin resident, a membership to Southern Heights Brewing Company makes a great gift for family or friends. Visit them on Techni Center Drive next time you need an excuse to explore Austin’s east side.

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Lazarus Brewing Co

4.7 ★
When you can get coffee, beer, and tacos in the same location, is there really even a need for any other trips? Sitting down to a meal and some drinks doesn’t have to mean choosing between coffee or beer at Lazarus Brewing Co on 6th St or Airport Blvd. Whether you are in the mood for a pick-me-up or something to unwind, all of the drink menu options pair nicely with an expansive taco menu. Open every day, either of the Lazarus Brewing Co locations serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7:30 am – 11 pm with differing hours on the weekends. This menu stocked with made-from-scratch Mexican street food will have you forgetting that a drink was the initial reason for coming in. Even plant based eaters will have an easy time making a selection at Lazarus Brewing Co. Both locations are worth a visit so don’t miss out on an epic glass of coffee or beer with your breakfast, lunch, or dinner tacos.

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Hopsquad Brewing Co

4.6 ★
Get the party started at Hopsquad Brewing Co on Kramer Ln and find out what has people coming back often to this Latino owned brewery. Along with an “anything goes” approach to the way they create their beers, you won’t have to search far for the Doughsquad food truck that keeps the bar food coming hot and fresh. Even when beer isn’t quite the taste for someone in your party, have them taste the house seltzer and find out what these skilled creators have come up with. There’s no missing when you ask your bartender for a cocktail, a brewery does not have to be just beer when you’re at Hopsquad. Though they are closed on Monday, any other day from 12 – 10 pm the Hopsquad squad can’t wait to have you come in and try beers like the Pennybaker or Orange Sour. When anything goes, you never know what to expect at Hopsquad Brewing Co.

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Meanwhile Brewing

4.8 ★
Meanwhile, in South Austin there is a brewery that features a soccer field and outdoor stage that can’t wait to play host for your next outing. Meanwhile Brewing can be found on Promontory Point Dr every day of the week except Monday from at least 9 am – 10 pm. Hours vary on the weekends so you might want to visit their website before driving over to try out their Arnold Palmer style brew. The menu at Meanwhile Brewing features names unlike any you’ve seen before. Make your way through titles like Tender Robot or Serial Optimist, never getting bored with the flavors available. Five food trucks will keep you full of the snacks you need to keep your energy up. For some reason, no one seems to be able to resist playing around on the soccer field. Check the Meanwhile Brewing events calendar for live music, charity events and more. While life can get stressful and hectic, Meanwhile Brewing is here to give you a break from it all.

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Circle Brewing Company

4.6 ★
Less is more when you decide to visit Circle Brewing Company on Braker Ln. Ditch all of the over-the-top concepts at Circle Brewing Company, where simple and efficient is the way to be. Since their opening in 2010, these brewers have produced award winning beers that stick to what has always worked. Throughout the changing seasons, Circle Brewing beers keeps a rotating stock that won’t let you down. Check out their hours on the website as they vary by day, but trust that Circle Brewing Company always sticks to the classics in everything they do. From the immediate sense of home upon walking in, to the taste of Austin made beer, this spot keeps regulars coming back and one sip will have you wanting more. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for updates on happenings and events at Circle Brewing Company.

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Friends and Allies Brewing

4.6 ★
Since their initial opening in 2016, Friends and Allies Brewing has been a gathering spot for everyone in the local community that makes you want to stick around. Honoring the state of Texas in every way they can come up with, Friends and Allies Brewing is in the game of creating long lasting bonds between beer enthusiasts. Monday through Thursday from 3 – 10 pm, or from noon until 10 pm on the weekends, Friends and Allies is waiting for your group to sit down and become instant regulars. When you want to make some new buddies and know that the brews are top tier, Friends and Allies Brewing is anxiously awaiting your arrival to this location on Springdale Rd. Check out this bright and cheerful taproom next time you need to take a load off and relax. Weekly events add the promise of live music among many other activities, just take a look at their website to stay updated on the happenings at Friends and Allies Brewing.

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Independence Brewing Co

4.6 ★
For nearly 20 years now, Independence Brewing Co has been serving locally made beer that will keep you wondering what they will come out with next. Unique, much like their staff, the brews produced by Independence Brewing Co are bold and full of flavors you might not expect. Pecan Business Park on Todd Ln makes for a prime location and Independence Brewing Co makes the most of that space by hosting a wide array of events any chance they can. Live music and trivia are only a small portion of the parties hosted at Independence Brewing Co. Ask your bartender about half pour prices, you should not have to dedicate yourself to a full sized glass of beer when the menu is this good. Make your way through as much of the menu as is healthy and keep Independence Brewing Co in mind the next time you’re wanting some locally brewed treats in the Austin area.

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CONCLUSION

Try out any of the breweries on this list and know that no matter where you go, Austin’s local beer scene is one of the best in Texas. Here at The Austin Insider, we only feature the best that this wonderful city has to offer so don’t forget to check out past posts in our “articles” tab. From food to venues and everything in between, Austin Pedal Party has got you covered for all things Austin.