Jester King Brewery | Austin, Texas
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Jester King Brewery
World Class based on 38 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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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 / Live Oak Kollaborationsbier , Jester King Omniscience & Proselytism (Batch 2) 97, Jester King Nocturn Chrysalis (Batch 2+) 98, Jester King La Vie en Rose 98, Jester King 分 桃 (Fēn táo) 96, Texas Sake Tumbleweed Bone-dry , Texas Sake Rising Star Nigori Junmai , Jester King Das Überkind 98, El Gobernador Sidra Natural , Live Oak Grodziskie , Jester King Wytchmaker Farmhouse Rye India Pale Ale (Batch 9+) 83, Jester King El Cedro (Batch 6+) , Jester King Snörkel 81, Black Star Co-op Pub & Brewery High Esteem 64, Save The World Froctum Bonum 75, Jester King Ambrée 94, Jester King RU-55 96, Jester King Hibernal Dichotomous 95, Jester King Provenance (Lemon & Lime) 95, Jester King Montmorency vs. Balaton 99
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38 reviews for Jester King Brewery
 Ambiance  95%
 Service  84%
 Selection  87%
 Food  72%
 Value  86%
 Overall  90%
 Rating  98%
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94
  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.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (158) Pennsylvania | February 23, 2014
Was really looking forward to checking out Jester King’s new taproom having heard such amazing things about it. When you first drive up it is really impressive. Huge barn/brewery on the left and a large pavilion off to the left, connected to the pizza shop. Walking up to the brewery it really strikes you how beautiful the setting really is. Lots of stone, trees and picnic tables scattered amongst them. All of this lends itself to making an incredible atmosphere to drink beers in. We grabbed a table in the shade and just enjoyed the natural environment. Some of the other people should really learn to control their kids as they were really hurting others enjoyment but we tried not to let that bother us to much. Quality was quite high. As I said earlier the space is amazing while the beers are served in nice wine glasses. Service was solid all around, the initial wait was a bit much since they didn’t really have a defined line and people just kept walking past us to make their own. Selection was great, both in house and to go. I love that they post the menu’s on their website so I could plan out a few of the beers I was looking to try. I didn’t try the food as I was still full from my Franklin BBQ lunch, humble brag, so I didn’t try the pizza but from what I saw it looked excellent. Prices were more than reasonable, both the drafts and bottles to go. Overall an absolutely amazing place to have a beer, especially theirs. I would love to have this place around me. I will definitely return the next time I am in Austin.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
whatsupstairs  (9) Inland Empire, California | February 8, 2014
went to sour & funk fest it was a blast this brewery is so rad nice open country side its really a place to see staff was so nice even tho it was cluster fvck on the fest side i brought beer to share and just waited the lines out which really paid off cause by mid day it was full pours of errrrthing
100
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
whydrinkbeer  (12) , | January 22, 2014
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
erickok  (174) 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.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
bytemesis  (400) 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.
94
  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!!
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
rosenbergh  (491) 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
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!
92
  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!

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