Jester King Brewery | Austin, Texas
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Jester King Brewery
World Class based on 37 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

13187 Fitzhugh Rd. Bldg B
Austin, Texas United States 78736 [ print map ]
512 537 5100 | facebook | twitter

Hours: Fridays 4-10pm, Saturdays 12-10pm, Sundays 12-6pm

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Beer Available At Jester King Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Batch 2+) 97, El Gobernador Sidra Natural , Live Oak Grodziskie , Jester King 分 桃 (Fēn tŠo) , Jester King Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale (Batch 9+) 70, Jester King El Cedro (Batch 6+) , Jester King SnŲrkel 76, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery High Esteem 66, Save The World Froctum Bonum 75, Jester King Ambrťe 94, Jester King RU-55 96, Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous 96, Jester King La Vie en Rose 98, Jester King Provenance (Lemon & Lime) 93, Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton 99, Jester King Cerveza de Tempranillo 94, Jester King Atrial Rubicite 100, Jester King Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Batch 11+) 80, Jester King Detritivore 93, Jester King Sour Black Metal
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37 reviews for Jester King Brewery
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  84%
 Selection  87%
 Food  72%
 Value  86%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  98%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
whydrinkbeer  (12) , | January 22, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
phaleslu  (403) Cincinnati, Ohio | December 8, 2012
Drove out here with my wife on a Saturday afternoon, the only time itís open. Good gravy, am I glad I found that out before hitting town and that our timing worked out. Itís basically rural, with the brewery on a hill at the end of a gravel road off Fitzhugh Rd. The brewery has a tasting room and the main operation with a cellar underneath. There are bathrooms in an Airstream trailer down the drive and a big pavilion with picnic tables. Many other tables are closer to the tasting room under trees. Another pavilion has a pizza oven and they sell bottles (got around a stupid state law!) but Iím an idiot and let two bottles I wanted sell out - learn from me, buy any bottles you want first. They give you a glass when you arrive for $10. It includes a tasting menu with the dayís offerings in the tasting room and at the tent outside where they pour from bottles. Nice glass, too! 10 options; 5 JK taps, 1 guest, and 4 bottle pours. You get 1 of each. Great deal. Staff was super friendly and cool. Answered all my annoying beer geek questions. We didnít do the tour, of which there are three during the day. We just relaxed and drank our samples. The beer is world-class. The place canít be any more relaxed, friendly, and fun. Maybe my favorite beer place to date.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman  (89) Texas | July 24, 2011
Great brewery. They have lots of open space that is reminiscent of a farm. Ten dollars gets you a glass, three pints of beer and a tour of their little brewery. Only real problem is that during the summer everybody wants to crowd into the tiny bar area. I love Jester King though, probably my favorite Texas brewery.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ManvsCity  (24) Redmond, Washington | December 27, 2012
Only marking JK down by 2 points because they were not offering growlers yet when I visited, but I am told the pizza joint on site will be selling them starting January 2013 - along with the bottle list they currently offer. The brewery & tasting room are only open to the public on Saturdays between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm - check their website for details. Gorgeous old stone barn brewery/tap room had some of the mainstay brews on draft, and a small tent outdoors poured rare smaller tasters. Country band played most of the afternoon. So glad I got to visit this place. A bit of the French/Belgian countryside in the heart of Texas.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Beerenberger  (61) Fischer, Texas | May 26, 2012| Updated February 23, 2013
This is a great place to go on a Saturday afternoon in Texas Hill Country. Located on several acres in Austin it screams farmhouse ale brewing and this brewery lives up to that expectation. Great beer, great location, great music, and fun Austin people.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
erickok  (161) Tours (and Paris), France | January 15, 2014| Updated January 27, 2014
In the middle of nowhere, certainly for a city boy like me, lies Jester King. Clearly that name is known well beyond its unexpecting locality. Visiting is more of a beer pilgrimage rather than checking off another famous brewery from the must-visit list. And when I say famous, I mean in the dorky, nerdy kind of sense, as in many ways this group of men on a mission can hardly be found even in the beery underworld of nearby Austin. Its name popping up, but its beers being kept a bit elusive. Moderate production levels are certainly one reason, but perhaps more so the undisturbed focus on the refined, subtile, time-consuming and the classic European farmhouse methods. Post-modern against the grain, because its not the extreme experimentation that rules here, but the patience and understanding. It takes balls to do so, and even makes me jealous. In some respects this place could be improved, but it shouldnít. Itís already almost too perfect. It should be time and work and chance that makes this place better instead of management and control, just like their beers.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis  (367) Sunnyvale, California | December 7, 2013
Visited on a trip to Austin - very very cold when I arrived, but things were in full swing in the tasting room. I just missed the last tour, but bellied up to the bar and enjoyed four ounce pours of several of their beers. They also feature a fairly extensive bottle list, their own and others. Service was wonderful, the atmosphere was friendly, and they had some great stuff for sale to-go. It doesnt get much better! Oh, there is no food, but there is this pizza place about 20 yards down the hill that makes some pretty tasty za, and the folks at JK have no problems if you bring them inside.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
Steve_0  (142) Denver, Colorado | August 30, 2014
Probbably one of the coolest breweries I have ever been two. Beautiful farm setting equipped with meadows, a farmhouse pizza joint, and world class beer. Not to mention you can bottle share and play bags all day. You could literally spend entire weekends at this place, it is that awesome. No where else can I drink Atrial and Nocturn by the pint, turn to a buddy and grab a pour of BA Hunahpu or Cantillon. One of the best beer experiences I have ever had. Do not go to Austin and not make it to Jester King.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
BMan1113VR  (379) Los Angeles, California | November 25, 2013
Stopped by on a Friday. Quite the trek out of town, but worth it. What an absolutely drop dead gorgeous brewery!! Stunningly beautiful, with very friendly and passionate people. Great beers (both house, guest taps, and bottles to go), and the pizza place attached also looks very promising. Beyond all that, the ethos of this place and their drive to improve beer culture and laws in Texas is really special. Iím already looking forward to returning in February!!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
vlan1  (29) Eastern Shore, Maryland | March 21, 2014
Stopped in here on a friday and boy is it gorgeous. Big wide open spaces, plenty of tables and a relaxing atmosphere. The rustic buildings and views of hill country are quite cool. Everyone was pleasant. They only had 4-5 of their beers on tap but they have more in bottles. Pricing ,especially half pours was quite reasonable. I could easily spend an entire afternoon relaxing here.

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