Breweries & Distilleries

With Fredericksburg's German history, beer was bound to be found in town. Both Fredericksburg Brewing Company and Altstadt Brewery offer differing 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.

Fresh ales and lagers brewed on-site in copper kettles and stored in stainless tanks. Also full service restaurant...

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Fresh ales and lagers brewed on-site in copper kettles and stored in stainless tanks. Also full service restaurant...

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altstadt brewery

The newest attraction in Fredericksburg, 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. 

Altstadt is an authentic Bavarian brewery dedicated to creating the purest, easy-drinking beers guided by the historic...

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Altstadt is an authentic Bavarian brewery dedicated to creating the purest, easy-drinking beers guided by the historic...

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elk store winery & distillery

And for those looking for a distillery experience - Elk Store Winery & Distillery located on Main Street is a great stop. Elk Store Winery & Distillery produces small bath 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. 

Following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, Todd Smajstrla, along with Scott Hladky, two Czech brothers from...

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Following in the footsteps of his great grandfather, Todd Smajstrla, along with Scott Hladky, two Czech brothers from...

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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.

Transportation

There are dozens of transportation services in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. From Uber to the Fredericksburg Trolley, to limo wine tours, private wine...

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