About Austin Relocating knows moving is stressful and exhausting, so when you finally make it to the promised land, please, by all means take a load off and enjoy some of these uniquely “Austin-y” breweries.
By Austin Scott
Hops and Grain embodies exactly the kind of laid back, yet innovating atmosphere that Austin does best. Only a small sign demarcates the brewery from connecting warehouses and if there hadn’t been a food truck outside, we might not have ever found it. Hidden deep into E 6th Street, Hops and Grain prides itself on minimizing their environmental impact and sustainable brewing. Not only do they donate 1% of their annual revenue to local environmental non-profits, but they also manufacture dog treats or ‘Brew Biscuits’ from the used brewing grain. By sampling one of their six specialty beers, ranging in name from the Greenhouse IPA to The One They Call Zoe, you can rest assured that you are truly drinking responsibly, Cheers!
Next up is Austin Beerworks, located near the junction of Loop 1 (aka Mopac) and 183, this brew powerhouse pumps out some of Austin’s most popular beers, including their Core Four which are offered year round: Fire Eagle, Black Thunder, Peacemaker, and my personal favorite-Pearl Snap. This company also values the planet they live (and brew) on, so beer is only available in cans, which they consider to be similar to tiny handheld kegs, right? However if you visit the brewery, you can taste a crisp Pearl Snap straight from the tap, 10/10 would recommend. Austin Beerworks also donates their leftover grain to local farmers, who then in turn donate it to their cows’ many stomachs.
If you enjoy sour beers and the Texas Hill Country, and you don’t mind a short and scenic drive, then Jester King Brewery is just the place for you. Jester King produces beers, which, “reflect the unique character” of their location, situated at the onset of the foothills in West Austin off HWY 290. Jester King boasts a wide selection of unique beers, each cleverly titled and bearing original artwork on their label. In line with the eco-friendly attitude of Austin, this company uses water from a well, local grains and native yeast in order to brew their product. Hats off to you, Jester King!