cheers to beers
Breweries & Brewpubs
Everywhere you look, Fredericksburg's German heritage is evident in everything, especially its breweries and brewpubs. Beer is celebrated here! Fredericksburg's breweries craft many types of beers, from ales and lagers to pilsners and hefeweizens, with special seasonal brews, too. With such variety, there's something for every hophead and brew buff. Prost, y'all!
Fredericksburg Brewing Company
The oldest and most acclaimed brewpub in Texas, Fredericksburg Brewing Company is a staple in downtown Fredericksburg. Located on Main Street, here you'll find six different beers on tap including award-winning ales with seasonal specialty brews and German-style lagers, and a full German menu in the restaurant. Fredericksburg Brewing Company also offers accommodations over the brewery where you can enjoy a stay in one of the 12 “bed and brew" rooms.
One of Fredericksburg's newest attractions, Altstadt Brewery, is an authentic Bavarian brewery dedicated to creating the purest easy-drinking beers guided by the historic German purity law of 1516. Altstadt’s premium German-style beers are made using only four ingredients - hops, barley, yeast and artesian spring water. The 120-acre property located just outside of Fredericksburg features a restaurant, brewery tours and more.
Bluemont Vineyard & Brewery
Bluemont Vineyard & Brewery is centrally located on the Hwy. 290 corridor in Stonewall. In addition to serving Texas wine, Bluemont serves craft beer and hard cider (coming fall 2023). The brewery serves beer by the pint and in flights. Brewery tours are available at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. and are $15, which includes the tour and a tasting.
Fat Ass Ranch & Brewery
Enjoy 100% Texas wines and beers while viewing a collection of museum-quality classic cars. Each tasting consists of a curated collection of four 4-ounce Texas brews or five award-winning Texas wines, and you get to keep your souvenir glass. Beer tastings are $10. Wine tastings are $15.
hye cider company
Hye Cider Company, located at Texas Wine Collective, specializes in house-made cider and their own spin on apple cider fermented with honey - regarded as a category of mead - called cyser. Founded by a cadre of cider enthusiasts, Hye Cider creates unforgettable cider experiences for its patrons. Their commitment to quality and community has cemented their reputation as a favorite among cider lovers.
Ogle Brewery opened in 2022 and is part of the Arch Ray Resort. The brewery typically has six beers on tap at a time and offerings rotate. As part of their opening, they have three easy-drinking light styles: Extra Light Cream Ale, a Cream Ale and a Mexican Lager. Darker styles include a Red/Amber Ale, an American IPA and an Oatmeal Stout.
Pro Tip: Enjoy responsibly. Many Fredericksburg wine tour companies will also include brewery and distillery stops on custom wine tour packages. Transportation services including Uber, Lyft and taxi services are also available in Fredericksburg.