Visiting a brewery is not just about finding a fantastic glass of beer (though that’s definitely a big part of it). It’s meant to be an experience that engages your mind and body to achieve a new level of appreciation and satisfaction when it comes to the entire scientific process of brewing. Knowledge, ambiance, and of course beer flavors all combine to create a memorable experience and lucky for you, Fredericksburg is the perfect location to expand your brewery horizon. This quaint little town allows sidewalk consumption, so when you find a brew you like, you can easily take one to go as you continue on your way.
Breweries Worth the Trip
Fredericksburg Brewing Company
245 East Main Street
With 17+ years in operation, Fredericksburg Brewing Company is the oldest brewpub in Texas. It is located in the heart of the historic downtown shopping district, where you’ll find their establishment in a restored two-story building from the 1890s. Touring the building in itself is an experience to be savored, but add in the mouth-watering food, extensive dining area, air-conditioned biergarten, and lager room with retail space – and you’ve got the makings for an amazing time. Their menu features a little bit of everything, from southwestern egg rolls and street tacos to German favorites. When paired one of their 8 original beers on top, you can’t go wrong. Their hours of operation are Mon – Thur 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Fri 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Sat 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
6120 US Hwy 290 East
Altstadt Brewery is a Bavarian-inspired environment specializing in world-class beer, live music, and phenomenal food. Visitors love viewing the colorful Texas sunsets from their outdoor Biergarten in the beautiful Texas hill country. Ranked 4th Top Brewery in America by the US Beer Open Championship, you can rest assured that not only will you love the environment, but you’ll love the food and beverages as well. Beer flights are always a hit, especially when paired with some of their authentic German food, such as the sausage platter and gurkensalad. Their hours of operation are Wed & Thur 12-8 p.m., Fri & Sat 12-9 p.m., and Sun 11-4 p.m.