Fireman’s #4 Blonde Ale, Lost Gold IPA,
and Rio Blanco Pale Ale.
Rogness Brewing Co.
2400 Patterson Industrial Drive, Pflugerville
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
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.
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 lager).
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.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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.
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.