SHOPPING AND DINING
One of Austin’s newest breweries,
Rogness was established in spring 2012.
Recent releases include Beardy Guard (a
biere de garde-style ale), Ost (porter),
Rook (Scotch ale), Vinton (blonde ale),
and Gigantophia (Imperial IPA).
South Austin Brewing Company
415 East St. Elmo Road
Another new brewery, South Austin
Brewing Co. was also founded in 2012.
Year-round beers include Belgian Style
Golden Ale and Saison D’ Austin, with
Ranger Creek Brewery & Distillery
4834 Whirlwind St., San Antonio
Ranger Creek, in San Antonio, gives
new meaning to the classic George
Thorogood song “One Bourbon,
One Scotch, One Beer.” It’s the
only combined brewery and
distillery in Texas – producing both
craft beer and bourbon.
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
11160 Circle Drive, Austin
Founded in 2012, Thirsty Planet’s year-round beers include Buckethead IPA, the
popular Thirsty Goat Amber, and the
Yellow Armadillo Wheat.
Twisted X Brewing Company
3200 West Whitestone Blvd. #C1, Cedar Park
Another new Austin brewery (founded in
2011), Twisted X not only has the best
URL ever ( texmexbeer.com), but also offers
year-round beers with decidedly creative
names: Cow Creek Premium Tex Mex
Dark Lager, Fuego Jalapeno-Infused Tex
Mex Pilsner, Senor Viejo Tex Mex Imperial
Black Lager, and the Twisted X Premium
Tex Mex Lager.
200 Lyons Avenue, Houston
Texas’ oldest craft brewery (founded
in 1994) is a statewide favorite. Of
Saint Arnold’s 14 brews, seven are
year-round. They include the Saint
Arnold Amber Ale, Brown Ale,
Weedwacker (Bavarian hefeweizen),
Fancy Lawnmower (German-style
Kolsch), Elissa IPA (traditional IPA), Santo
(black Kolsch), Endeavour (double IPA)
and – though it’s not a beer with alcohol –
the Saint Arnold Root Beer.
Southern Star Brewery
1207 N. FM 3083 E., Conroe
Year-round brews include the immensely
popular Bombshell Blonde, the Buried
Hatchet Stout and the Pine Belt Pale
Ale. The brewery also just introduced its
Pro-AM offering – a yearly release that
will differ each year.
NEARBY TEXAS SUDS WORTH
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
701 Galveston Avenue, Fort Worth
Year-round brews include Rahr’s Blonde
Lager, Texas Red (amber lager), Ugly Pug
(black lager), Stormcloud (
German-influenced IPA), and Buffalo Butt (amber
Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner)
603 East Brewery Street, Shiner
(between San Antonio & Houston)
Texas’ oldest brewery (established in
1909) is probably also one of its best
known. Year-round brews include the
classic Shiner Bock, plus Shiner
Blonde and Shiner Light Blonde.