Breweries & Distilleries
With Fredericksburg's German history, beer was bound to be found in town. Both Fredericksburg Brewing Company and Altstadt Brewery offer different varieties of brews to locales and visitors alike, while also providing delicious eats to patrons. Meanwhile, Elk Store Winery and Distillery is bottling its own spirits on Main Street.
fredericksburg brewing company
The oldest and most acclaimed brewpub in Texas, The Fredericksburg Brewing Company, is a staple in downtown Fredericksburg. Located on Main Street, you will find six different beers on tap including award-winning fresh ales with seasonal specialty brews and German-style lagers, as well as a full German menu in the restaurant. The Fredericksburg Brewing Company also offers 12 “bed and brew” rooms - where you can enjoy a stay in one of the accommodations over the brewery along Main Street.
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.
The newest addition to Fischer & Weiser's Das Peach Haus complex is Dietz Distillery, which offers small artisan batches of gin and peach and pear eau de vie with more products arriving soon. Visitors will learn about the process and history of alcohol distillation as well as explore the expansive world of spirits and how they have come together to make the cocktails we know and love.
elk store winery & distillery
For those looking for a distillery experience on Main Street - Elk Store Winery & Distillery is must-do. Elk Store Winery & Distillery produces small-batch moonshine, gin, rum and whiskey from a one-of-a-kind handmade Kentucky copper still. While at the distillery you can enjoy tasting the small-batch liquors, handmade cocktails, wines from across the world and gourmet small plates.
Luckenbach Road Whiskey
Luckenbach Road Whiskey opened in 2022. Seeking the Lone Star State’s promising life and land, Luckenbach Road Whiskey's Founder Stewart Lawrence Skloss’s fourth great-grandfather, Heinrich “Henry” Ochs was the founder of the Buckhorn Saloon. Originally called Buckhorn Whiskey, the family’s personal recipe, made from local harvest of course, was served at the popular local watering hole. The distillery uses the same hand-crafted recipe, known for its tried-and-true taste, Luckenbach Road Whiskey Distillery.
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.
Located in the heart of Texas Wine Country, Salvation Spirits is a purpose-driven, environmentally conscious distillery with a mission to make products of unsurpassed quality, out of the finest ingredients, and to share success with those in need. Salvation Spirits’ primary focus is on making premium craft vodka, gin and brandy infused with fruit organically grown on site, including peaches, plums, pears, and blackberries.
Insider Tip: Enjoy responsibly. Many Fredericksburg wine tour companies will also include brewery & distillery stops on custom wine tour packages. Uber, Lyft & taxi services are also available in Fredericksburg.