Did you know Fredericksburg has a deep German history? If you did, you won’t be surprised by their high quality abundance of breweries, but if you didn’t, let me catch you up to speed. Fredericksburg was actually the 2nd town in Texas to be founded by the Society for the Protection of German Immigrants.
While today a variety of people call Fredericksburg home, the mix of German heritage with Texas charm still rings as true as it did in 1846. And nowhere is this more prevalent than in the many world-class breweries scattered throughout downtown Fredericksburg and beyond.
Just an hour and a half from Austin and an hour from San Antonio, this small Texas town has plenty to offer. Better known as Texas Wine Country, the beer here still shouldn’t be overlooked.
Let’s dive right into the best breweries in Texas Hill Country, many of which are just a short distance from your Cozi vacation rental home. If you’re looking for a memorable but chill excursion, create a self-guided Fredericksburg, Texas brewery tour combining the breweries below that interest you most.
Fredericksburg Brewing Company
- Address: 245 E Main St, Fredericksburg
- Must-try: Enchanted Rock Red Ale & the Jaeger Schnitzel
The Fredericksburg Brewing Company opened its doors in 1994 and has been a go-to spot ever since. Found in a restored 1890s building, this brewery is the oldest brewpub in Texas. Pair your craft beer with German food for a quintessential Fredericksburg experience.
Relax in the air-conditioned Biergarten or get one of its exceptional brews to go. Remember, in Fredericksburg, sidewalk consumption is legal so take your beer for a walk down Main Street or bring a growler back to your vacation rental to enjoy on the couch.
- Address: 6120 East, US-290, Fredericksburg
- Must-try: German-Style Beer Flight
Celebrate Frederickburg’s German heritage at Altstadt Brewery. Located a short drive from downtown, Altstadt is the brewery you’ll want to visit to give yourself the sense of stepping right into the Bavarian countryside. This unique destination has it all, from live music to delicious food, and of course, great beers.
With a Grand Hall, Biergarten, Rathskeller, restaurant, and a tap room on-site, you can grab a beer and bite to eat in the scenery most enchanting to you.
- Address: 312 Schmidtzinsky Rd, Fredericksburg
- Must-try: Beer Flight and/or Wine Flight
Head over to Arch Ray Resort to visit Ogle Brewery. Created by a family with a long history in the area, you’ll be drinking with locals here. As one of the newest breweries in Fredericksburg, this spot is the perfect hidden gem to add to your tour.
Combining their passion for beer with Fredericksburg’s wine country, here you can enjoy delicious craft beer and specialty wines side by side.
Basement Brewers of Texas
- Address: 521 Clay St, Kerrville
- Must-try: Medicator Blue Stout with a Board Game
If you’re staying with us in Kerrville rather than Fredericksburg, you’ll want to check out Basement Brewers of Texas in Gillespie County. This local brewery is located inside an unassuming old house but don’t let outer appearances fool you, this place packs in a high quality punch.
With their taps constantly rotating, it’s a great place to visit again and again to try out what’s new. Settle in with your friends or family to play a board game with you sip or bring your pup with you for a fun day out for you both.
Elk Store Winery & Distillery
- Address: 327 E Main St, Fredericksburg
- Must-try: House Whiskey or Cocktail
Ok, no not a brewery but still worth a mention if you’d like to continue to more places for great drinks on Main Street. Originally in Elk, Texas, they got their start providing moonshine and other spirits during Prohibition. Continuing today, they make handmade small batch moonshine, gin, rum, and whiskey, just as they did in 1895.
Head to Elk Store for a break from the beer and instead to indulge in wine and spirits.
Sip on a Cold One at Your Fredericksburg Home Base
When you visit a brewery, be sure to grab something to enjoy back at your Fredericksburg, Texas, vacation rental. A Cozi Vacation Rentals property is the perfect place to relax after an adventure-filled day exploring Hill Country.
We work to bring you the best vacation rentals in Texas Hill Country in a range of sizes and styles. This variety allows us to host groups of sizes and budgets. No matter which of our rentals you stay at, you’ll have a cozy spot to call home. Email email@example.com or call 830-999-2694 to start planning your next Fredericksburg getaway.