Out in the hill country, so a bit of a destination from the city of Austin proper, but worth the drive. Farmhouse vibe is real, barns and outdoor beer halls, small bars and views of fields with goats and live oaks. Service is fantastic, everyone is super friendly and seems genuinely excited to be a part of the brewery, on top of being super knowledgeable about the beer. Selection is impressive, just about anything you could imagine in terms of what they have available, either to drink there or take with you. It's a destination brewery, and if you are in to the beer they are making, you're likely going to make the trip. Don't expect to be overwhelmed, but expect to be content for sure.
Awesome outdoor space with world class beer. Not super convenient for visitors to the city but every time I'm in town I'll be there every day they're open (Fri-Sun) with bells on. Prices are great and food is as well. Definitely a must stop for any beer lover visiting or in the area.
I was afraid JK wouldn't live up to the hype. Wow, was I wrong. A bit outside of Austin in Hill Country. If you don't know where you're going this will be hard to find. Brewery was on a dirt road about a 1/4 mile of the highway tucked back in there. Very expansive but you don't have to trek all over to get the beer. Very open with 4 beer bars all serving different stuff. About 25 different things on tap with a number of other locals as well along with wines and ciders for the non beer lovers. Great area for kids too. Service was almost too laid back and friendly. Some of the best I've ever had. Pizza from Stanley's was on point and great for the price. They do 4, 8 or 12 oz pours. The beers on tap are immensely better than what they bottle. Prepare to pay though. I spent $100 for a t-shirt, 12" pizza, 2 ciders for my wife, and about 15 4oz pours. Worth every penny though. If there was a perfect brewery, this would probably be it. My only small complaint is since all the seating in 95% outside, there could be a few more fans. It was 112 out when I was there and it was HOT, but worth it. Sunday afternoon was surprisingly not busy either.
This is truly a superlative beer place. The only downside is that it is kind of far out in the country (i.e., within Austin city limits somehow). The place is a large outdoor area with park benches. There is an indoor bar and an outdoor bar, each pouring different beers, meaning the selection of JK beers is vast (in addition to the guest taps). There is also an area to buy bottles for take home with a pretty hefty bottle selection including a bunch of Belgian lambics. They also have a restaurant next door where you can buy what looked like pretty good pizza. There is truly very little wrong with this place. In fact, just visiting this place raised my estimation of JK by a few levels (never having been overly impressed with the few bottled offerings I have had by them, that is prior to the bottled offerings I had at the place). I didn't take the tour, but I am sure it is pretty cool.
What an incredible spot. It's a massive farm-like area, with a humungous parking lot, and sprawling outside area for enjoying the many beers. Two main bars - one inside, one outside, and a bottle shop area with an extensive selection. All beers available in 4, 8 and 12 oz. pours - some are expensive, but given the beers, it's reasonable enough - just be prepared to spend some money. Service is extremely friendly and helpful. The lines can sure get long though. An absolute must-hit when in Austin.
Wow! What an awesome spot. Huge sprawling yard when it’s nice out with an outside bar station as well. Huge barn down the hill with a pizza place (great food) and another whole tap list available from the two bars there. Did the tour, was great to see their barrel ageing and the coolship. Great spot!