Jester King Brewery | Austin, Texas
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Jester King Brewery
World Class based on 35 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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Jester King Brewery

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Beer Available At Jester King Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Jester King Provenance (Lemon & Lime) 92, Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton 99, Jester King Cerveza de Tempranillo 94, Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Batch 2+) 98, Jester King Ambrée 93, Jester King Atrial Rubicite 100, Jester King Le Petit Prince Farmhouse Table Beer (Batch 11+) 78, Jester King Detritivore 90, Jester King Sour Black Metal , Jester King Provenance (Orange & Grapefruit) 82, Jester King El Cedro 99, Jester King La Vie en Rose 97, Jester King Bière de Miel 94, Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Cardamom) , Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Pink Peppercorns and Szechuan Chilies) , Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous 95, Jester King Funk Metal 97, Jester King Noble King Hoppy Farmhouse Ale (Batch 11+) 91, Thornbridge Halcyon 98, Jester King Ol’ Oi! 93
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35 reviews for Jester King Brewery
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  84%
 Selection  86%
 Food  66%
 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 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
erickok  (159) 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 shouldn’t. It’s 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 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. I’m already looking forward to returning in February!!
rosenbergh  (446) Tampere, Finland | September 15, 2013
Absolutely great place to visit. Fantastic beer served in proper glasses. On a Saturday afternoon the place was packed with people which caused some inconveniences. We had to queue the beers more than 30 minutes but the wait was rewarded. Just amazing beers. 13 brews altogether was available. As all the tables are outside it was quite warm to enjoy the beers. +98°F made it a bit too hot. But still I really recommend a visit to everyone and anyone.
fly  (224) austin, Tejas, Alabama | September 8, 2013
Very enjoyable. (With great exception of the HEAT). Nice spot in hill country. Pleasant people. Presume most if not all Saturdays have bottle shares and though I did not involve myself, it looked pretty involved. Good beers, a few guest taps. Come in cooler weather!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
bootsjohn  (28) Texas | August 30, 2013
A destination brewery in the making. Located in the beginnings of TX Hill Country, Jester King features the kind of strange natural beauty that makes the West intriguing. People there are great, selection is generally solid and features a few non-JK brews, and pricing is fantastic. While the brewery doesn’t serve food, nearby Stanley’s Farmhouse PIzza cooks a mean pie. Tips: stand in the true taproom to survive the summer heat. If no space is available inside, sit under a fan in the pavilion for the next coolest spot. If both fail, go to your car and soak up some A/C, cause it’s freaking hot! Also, try to get a tour from Josh to enjoy some great color in describing the brewery’s ways. Finally, make sure you see the barrel room!
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
johnbrixton  (23) California | July 20, 2013
Great place in the texas "Hills", nice people great beer.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
deyholla  (302) Oklahoma City, Oklahoma | May 26, 2013
A pretty cool ranch like brewery with lots of taps available, both guest and house. There is plenty of outdoor seating and views to be had. I didn’t try it but heard multiple raves about the local pizzeria that had set up shop at the brewery. Service was good, never more than a two or three minute wait at the beer stations. I loved it, like a well developed Hill Farmstead.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
dfinney23  (33) Houston, Texas | May 16, 2013
Great little setup out in the hill country. Friendly and informative staff. Big covered pavililon for special events. Great place to spend an afternoon.

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