Friday, April 25, 2014

Good for What "Ales You - Area Craft Brewery Tour



The Texas Hill Country has always been a popular place for wine trails. Sage Hill Inn is a great location for those visiting us who like to explore the different wineries in the area. A new growth in Texas is occurring however, especially for Hays County. We are currently experiencing the craft brewery trend that is sweeping Central Texas. Not only do we get to welcome Bomber Brewery to Kyle, Texas this summer, which will be just a couple miles from the Inn, but we also have a several other craft breweries within fifteen miles of us who are flourishing. Below is a list of breweries on our 'Good for What "Ales" You' Area Craft Brewery Tour.

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Area Craft Brewery Tours
Good for What “Ales” You


Jester King Brewery is located at 13187 Fitzhugh Road in Austin, approximately 30 minutes from the Inn.  Hours are: Friday 4pm - 10pm; Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 6pm.  Tours are free and beer is available for purchase to drink at the brewery or take home.  Live music is available on most weekends.  Food is available across the street at Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. Hours for Stanley’s are: Friday 5pm – 9pm; Saturday 11:30am – 4pm; Sunday 11:30am – 3pm.

Less than 5 minutes from Jester King is the Thirsty Planet Brewing Company, 11160 Circle Drive in Austin.  Tours and tastings are Saturday 11am – 3pm.  Food trailer is located in the parking lot of the brewery.

Twisted X Brewery in Dripping Springs offers jalapeno infused beer as well as other types of beer in a beautiful new brewery. Hours are: Monday to Thursday 1pm-8pm; Friday & Saturday 11am -10pm; Sunday 12pm – 6pm.

Going to Wimberley?  You’ll find the Middleton Brewery at 9595 RR 12 open every day!  Hours of operation are Monday to Friday 2pm – 9pm; Saturday 12pm – 9pm; and Sunday 12pm – 5pm.  They also have home-brewing supplies for sale.  Right next door you’ll find the Wimberley Brewing Company and Brewster’s Pizza.  Hours of operation are Sunday 12pm – 7pm, closed on Monday; Tuesday to Thursday 4pm – 8pm; Friday 4pm – 9pm; and Saturday 12pm – 9pm.

Other breweries nearby are the Root Cellar in San Marcos; Faust Brewery and New Braunfels Brewing Company in New Braunfels and Pecan Street Brewery in Johnson City.


Also, check out Impact News on their great write up about the new brewery, Bomber Brewery, coming to Kyle, Texas this summer!


-Bootsie the Cat