Jester King Brewery | Austin, Texas
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Jester King Brewery
World Class based on 42 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 Hibernal Dichotomous (2015) , Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton 99, Jester King Reposť 92, Prairie Artisan Ales Apple Brandy Barrel Noir 100, Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk 100, Jester King Olí Oi! 93, Freetail Local Coffee Stout , Jester King Autumnal Dichotomous 57, Jester King Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Batch 11+) 81, Jester King SnŲrkel 91, Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous (2014) 96, Jester King BiŤre de Merlot , Jester King Atrial Rubicite 100, Jester King 分 桃 (Fēn tŠo) 98, Jester King Omniscience & Proselytism 98, Jester King Aurelian Lure 98, Jester King Figlet 86, Jester King Autumnal Dichotomous (Dried Orange and Cinnamon) , Jester King / Evil Twin Worldís Worst Twin 64, Jester King / Prairie Artisan Ales Natural Union
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42 reviews for Jester King Brewery
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  84%
 Selection  87%
 Food  72%
 Value  86%
 Overall  91%
 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  (437) 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 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
jamescook  (2) austin, Texas | October 10, 2014
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
spycow  (50) Illinois | December 13, 2014
Great beer destination in the middle of the Texas Woodlands. The beer selection of their own plus trying others is ridiculous. The people and service are outstanding. The amount of beer to purchase and take away is awesome and handled separately making easier on everyone. A must on every beer nerds list. Will be back again in the near future.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
NachlamSie  (627) Denver, Colorado | December 16, 2014
Jester King could possibly be the second most beautfiful and atmospherically astouding brewery Iíve ever visited, behind only Stoneís ridiculously extravagant World Bistro. Jester King is on a sprawling, hilly farmstead with outside seating and sporadic wooden buildings. Iím not sure how affiliated they are with the restaurant on grounds, but there is a place to get some food just a few yards away. The beer is nothing but top notch. Theyíve carved out a niche for themselves by making beers that are undeniably unique, reflect a personality and delicious as well. Prices are really good for this kind of beer, especially by the standards Iím used to. It seemed to be in line with other spots in Austin. Sitting outside during sunset sipping on a glass of snorkel by a roaring fire could be the top highlight from my stay in Texas.
  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 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman  (95) 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  (25) 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  (66) 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  (181) 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.

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