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The Ultimate Guide to Dripping Springs Breweries

A flight of six beers on a tasting paddle on a blue blanket

The Best Craft Breweries in the Dripping Springs Area

Dripping Springs and this part of the Hill Country is home to more than \11 breweries and the list is growing. Lucky residents and visitors who make their way to Dripping Springs have a hefty selection of places to sample, savor and toast to all of the breweries in the region.

With so many great breweries open for business in the Hill Country, you can really make a day trip, or a weekend long trip discovering all the brewpubs and breweries located in Dripping Springs. If you’re ready to take a trip to visit all the breweries, follow this handy guide to drinking beer in Dripping Springs. Make sure to practice safe drinking by bringing along a designated driver.

A pint glass of beer next to a barrel of beer.


Just two doors down from the Barber Shop in the heart of Dripping Springs on Mercer Street is Acopon. Owned and operated by the same guys who run the Barber Shop, they brew their own beer and specialize in brewing English Ales. On tap, you’ll find Bitters, Old Ales, and Porters. The brewpub also serves wine, mead, cider and soft drinks.

John and Dave, the owners started brewing beer as a hobby and then started selling it at the original beer pub, The Barber Shop. With the acquisition of Acopon, the two have been able to scale up the production – and boy are beer enthusiasts happy about it. With a laid back ambiance, it’s a place where you can enjoy a beer on the patio and watch the hustle and bustle of downtown Dripping Springs.

A flight of 4 beers

Family Business Beer Company

Family Business Beer Company is one of the newer additions to the brewery scene in Dripping Springs. Situated on 15 acres off of Hamilton Pool Road, they specialize in hand crafted beers, good food, and great live music. Since its inception, it’s been a popular destination for the fans of the CW TV show Supernatural because the brewery is co-owned by Jensen Ackles, a star of the hit TV show and his TV actress wife, Danneel Ackles. The brews on tap range from Pale Ales, to Lagers, IPAs, Stouts and ESBs, and if you aren’t sure what beer to go with, you can purchase a flight of 4 brews.

Located on the grounds is a fenced-in playground for the kiddos, plenty of open space with yard games all situated underneath the wide expanse of Live Oaks. A large covered porch overlooks the grove of trees and playscape, and there’s plenty of picnic tables to chow down on the food from the food truck.

An easy place to go after visiting Hamilton Pool or Reimer’s Ranch or to catch a glimpse of a celebrity, Family Business Brewing Company offers this and more.

Cans of beer nestled in bluebonnets.


Located just off of 290, near Belterra Village, Suds Monkey Brewing Company had been a dream of the owners for many years. The dream of owning a brewery finally came to fruition in 2017. With several beers on tap including Monkey Tail Pale Ale, Funky Monkey IPA, Cheeky Monkey, Tex S. Amber, Monkey Wrench Session IPA, Moxey Monkey New England Style IPA, and Punk Monkey Porter, you can grab a flight or sip on a pint. Suds Monkey is fondly referred to as a nanobrewery with a taproom with plenty of seating and an intimate vibe.

Visiting Suds Monkey, you’ll most likely be greeted by the owner and master brewer, Greg who will give you a personal introduction to all the beers and answer any questions you might have about the brewery and the story of how Suds Monkey came to be.

A person carrying a flight of beer on a covered patio.

Twisted X Brewing Company

Visit Twisted X Brewing Company and sample the flavors and finesse of the Twisted X Collection on specially-made flight paddles featuring 4.5 oz. tasters. Try their selection of beers including Kolsch, Lagers, and their several varieties of IPAs including Whoa-Mango. Located just down the road from Wimberly, Buda, Kyle and Austin off 150 in Dripping Springs, Twisted X is open Thursday- Sunday.

Take a tour of the brewery to see where the brew magic happens or just sit back and relax while you take in the scenic hill country views. When visiting the taproom, you will have the special opportunity to try their beers that are ONLY available in the Dripping Springs tasting room. The passion for combining quality hops, grains and yeast along with some of the purest water from the Texas Hill Country is evident in their selection of brews. Grab an ice-cold beer and head out to the covered patio, and listen to some live music; Twisted X brewery keeps the good times coming.

5 glasses of beer sitting atop a wooden bar.


Vista Brewing is a destination brewery which is a place where folks can relax with friends and family for an hour, and afternoon or days on end. As for their brewing, they use traditional styles and brewing techniques that pay homage to European origins. Made with limestone filtered water from the well on Vista Brewing’s property adding to the unique Hill Country interpretation.

Their beers are soft and drinkable that are perfect for sippin’ underneath the shade of an old oak tree. With plans to build a series of eco-friendly tiny homes where visitors can come spend a weekend enjoying all that the Hill Country has to offer, Vista Brewing is more than just your typical brew pub. They serve hyper local food all day and their own expertly crafted, traditional European brews which showcase the Texas Hill Country, along with a curated list of wines and ciders. Vista Brewing prides itself on family-friendly and dog-friendly.

The outside of Jester King Brewery


One of the most popular breweries in the region, Jester King Brewery has become very well known for its unique mixtures and “spontaneous fermentations”. Nationally recognized and listed as one of the best breweries in the Hill Country and Austin, the flavor of their beers range from tart, to sour and full of complex fruit notes. Sitting on over 200 acres, they specialize in wild farmhouse ales with mixed cultures and are constantly creating, and sharing those beers in a rotating fashion in the taproom.

Jester King uses water from their well, locally grown and malted grains, and native wild yeast to make beer with a sense of place unique to the brewery. Starting in March, Jester King is now offering farm tours on top of brewery tours. Included in the farm tour is a stop at the goat barn where you'll have the opportunity to meet the adorable goats of Jester King!

Bring the kids to roam the beautiful hill country land where they will discover sand pits and plenty of toys for sharing. Jester King also has a delicious and well-rounded food menu including some superb pizza which is equally delightful as the beer.

Two glasses of beer on a picnic table.

12 Fox Beer Company

Back in 1994, two Army boys met while at Ft. Sill for basic training and a friendship was born. Deployed all over the world together, Joe & Aaron, first discovered the world of authentic German bier while stationed in Bamberg Germany. Upon returning from the Motherland of biers, their palettes had been spoiled and the American options, which they once loved, no longer met their newly refined standards. Joe sought out German brews from local stores while Aaron took on the craft of brewing his own.

After several years they re-connected, Joe discovered that Aaron had evolved into quite the brew master in Las Vegas receiving multiple accolades and awards for his custom recipes. Wanting to take his passion for brewing to the next level, Aaron and Joe decided to partner up and bring high-end European master crafted beer to Dripping Springs, TX.

Some might call them good ol' boys; others call them crazy, but they like to think of themselves as craft beer connoisseurs. For them, beer is more than just a liquid and a brewery is not just a pet project. It’s a lifestyle, so they take pride in everything they do and everything 12 Fox makes.
Family. Country. Great Beer.

Beerburg Brewing

Beerburg Brewing is one of the newest breweries to join the amazing assortment of craft brewers in the Dripping Springs area. Beerburg is a farm-to-table brewery and scratch kitchen located between Austin and Dripping Springs, TX on Fitzhugh Road. They always strive to use fresh, local, and responsibly-sourced ingredients in an environment that welcomes everyone - dogs included! They even has a fenced-in dog park just for your furry friends!

Their expansive tasting room/brewhouse was custom designed to approach beer in two ways. For the curious and adventurous, Beerburg produces small, experimental batches using any number of locally-sourced ingredients added at various times during the brewing process. But when you just want a well-known classic, they will always have a ready and year-round supply of the excellent but familiar styles.

A small wood bar with a sign that says Bell Springs Brewing Company.


Bell Springs Brewing's motto is it starts with great beer and ends with a memorable experience. We couldn't agree more! At Bell Springs Brewing Co., they take pride in brewing the highest quality craft beer possible and make sure it’s served by the best staff on the planet. Just 25 minutes from Austin and located on 11+ acres shared with Bell Springs Winery, on Bell Springs Road.

Their cozy, unique tap house offers flights, pints, and beer to go. You'll find a variety of beer including pilsners, pale ales, ambers and IPAs. from Hang in the tasting room or outdoors on the shaded lawn. Kids and dogs are welcome. Their full-service food truck is open Saturdays and Sundays and they incorporate live music into the experience every weekend.

Fitzhugh Brewing

Fitzhugh Brewing is a new brewpub that features Kolsch style beers, Belgian table beers, Stouts and Porters. Fitzhugh Brewing is also brewing seasonal favorites & even some Sparkling Australian Ambers.

The brewery is located on Fitzhugh Road and has partnered with PEJ Kitchens to provide a full delicious menu! On the menu, you'll find a meat heavy selection of foods like smoked meats, comfort foods, and seasonal sides including Bavarian pretzels, brisket queso, sausage platters and pork ribs.

Fitzhugh Brewing is a family friendly destination and has a fenced-in playscape, yard games, and a event schedule that features live music and seasonal activities!


The newest addition to the craft beer scene is a spacious, open-concept tasting room located off of RR12 South and situated on 5-acres of beautiful Hill Country land. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo, Kenny and Thelma Coleman, Ghost Note Brewing features 6 beers on tap: Black is Beautiful, Mic Check, Hilco, Painted Porch, Texas Sun, and Shoulda Been A Cowboy.

The taproom at Ghost Note is totally outdoors, making it an ideal destination for lovely Hill Country gathering. There is a partially shaded patio that protects guests from the summer heat but also has heaters for those chillier Hill Country days.

The beers on tap range from saisons to blonde ales, and IPAs. Ghost Note plans on offering 8-12 of their beers as well as local wine and cider on tap. Also, located on the property, is Hangry's food truck, a permanent fixture that will be serving up burgers, fries, and tasty small bites.

Ghost Note is both family and pet-friendly.

Need a designated drive to show you around the best breweries in the Texas Hill Country? Check out the Dripping Springs area transportation companies: Transportation & Tours

Make a weekend out of your wine tour and discover the best places to stay in Dripping Springs: Lodging
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