Texas Hill Country Beer Trail DEC 16 2015
Somehow, you’ve managed to explore all the wineries in the Texas Hill Country. Or you need a break from the grape juice and are looking for a new adventure. In either case, get ready to explore the new Texas Hill Country Beer Trail!
The trail includes 20 independent breweries from San Marcos and Boerne in the south to San Saba in the north. And Fredericksburg is the proud home of two of the twenty craft breweries featured in the trail – the Fredericksburg Brewing Company and Pedernales Brewing Company!
The Fredericksburg Brewing Company, located in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg, touts the title of the “oldest and most acclaimed brewpub in Texas.” The brew masters serve up award winning fresh ales and lagers brewed on site in impressive copper kettles, such as the Not So Dumb Blonde and Enchanted Rock Red Ale, as well as seasonal brews such as Hoppy Holidaze. The Fredericksburg Brewing Company is also home to Gillespie County’s only “Bed and Brew,” located just above the brewery, which offers 12 comfy rooms and flights of beer instead of breakfast.
The Pedernales Brewing Company, Fredericksburg’s newest microbrewery, is also considered the fastest growing brewery in the Texas Hill Country. Their classic and German-style beers have won more than a dozen awards, such as their Pedernales Classic Hefe, which won gold at the 2015 Best Little Brewfest in Texas competition, and their Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils, which won silver at the 2015 Los Angeles International Beer Competition. Visit for a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery and enjoy a tasting of Lobo Texas Lager, Lobo Lito and Logo Negro; along with the Pedernales Classic label’s IPA and Hefeweizen in the tasting room.
And keep an eye out for a brand new brewery, Altstadt, popping up on East US Highway 290! Construction of the brewery and tasting room is scheduled to be completed in the second half of 2016.
On your next Texas Hill Country getaway, pop into the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center at 302 East Austin street for a printed brochure and map of the Texas Hill Country Beer Trail and go explore!