United States > Texas > San Marcos
t0rin0 (1505) Do Not Resuscitate, California | May 26, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Visited February 22, 2015.
This is one of two breweries discovered on the untapped map. I really should start comparing the place listing with the brewer listing here. I regularly find breweries with no place added or like in this case the brewery and place werenít linked. In any event this is on the highway that runs through the country side from Jester King on down to San Antonio. Itís right on the main road so itís an easy stop. Kind of a neat setup. They have a castle-looking building with a large metal sign outside. Inside is a pretty looking brew setup and a nice tasting room. To be honest I donít remember if they sell food or not but I donít remember seeing a menu. Lots of people there just before closing time on a Sunday night.
They have some house beers on tap and some guest beers in the bottle. Kind of a smart idea I suppose. Most of the guest beers in bottles were Belgian. I saw some Westmalle, Rochefort, Orval, and Lindemans. On tap they split the house beers between Belgian style, American style, and English style. In the English column they only had an ESB and a porter. The American column had 2 IPAs, a pale, and a red. The Belgian column contained a bunch of stuff including a tripel and a saison. The IPAs were alright and the saison was my favorite.
Itís a decent pit stop if youíre taking the scenic route from Austin to San Antonio.
Travlr (1887) Washington, Washington DC | April 11, 2014
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, what a great place. Well worth the ten minute drive from 35. Beers were delicious, and there were tons of guest taps and bottles. Serbice was exceptionally friendly. Nice porch, plus an indoor area. They are expanding into a new space soon, and planning releases of some of their bottled sours. A must-stop while anywhere near Austin.
Beerenberger (66) Fischer, Texas | March 2, 2012| Updated May 26, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This a great place to drink really good beer brewed by someone who loves what they are doing and is very knowable about beers in general. If you like a variety of handcrafted beers and especially Belgian style brews this the place to go.
aggiejy (2) | February 16, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Both a nano-brewery/taproom and a home brew shop... this place is small and cozy in a neat place outside of town. They have no food (other than peanuts and sometimes cheese) but there is a wonder pizza place and a Mexican food place in the same parking lot. (The pizza place is ALSO a brewpub, so you can try out two sets of beer in one stop.)
Kim and Dennis (the owners) are great people and they know a lot about beer. They recently moved from San Diego and Belgium-style beers are the specialty here.
A local home brew club also meets here. (The Hill Country Worthogs)
Mora2000 (101) McKinney, Texas | November 15, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
A combination nano-brewery and homebrew shop located in Wimberley right next to Wimberley brewing.
The place is run by a husband and wife team that recently moved to the state from San Antonio. Downstairs is a small six seat bar, while upstairs is a homebrew shop. I believe a local homebrew club also meets here. The man and woman who run the place were very friendly and seemed very interested in other Texas breweries.
When I went, there were five beers on tap (they typically have six but one keg had just blown) and there was also another beer available in bottles. The beer was pretty good and they are planning on doing experimental beers such as sours in the future. The food appeared to be a cheese plate and peanuts, so eat before you come. Outside of the bottles, the owner said they were not allowed to fill growlers. Not sure of the reason, but they said they are trying to rectify the situation.
Definitely a place that shows some potential.
travita (30) Frisco, Texas | November 2, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Half sort of nano small brewpub and half homebrew shop. A few of their own taps and some guest taps. Only a cheese plate for snacks. A real small but nice place. Husband and wife owned and operated. Very good and nice service. Very knowledge on good beer.
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