Oktoberfest is winding down, but that doesn’t mean the beer festivities are over! Finally back, the Texas Craft Brewers Festival is an all-day beer tasting extravaganza in East Austin’s Fiesta Gardens on Saturday, October 23rd. The festival features over 200 craft beers from 85+ small and independent breweries across Texas. Tickets will get you a commemorative tasting cup plus 10 sampling tickets — each good for a 3 oz pour. Now if that doesn’t sound like enough beer, don’t worry, you’ll also be able to purchase additional drink packages at the festival. That’s like a ton of options, but these breweries produce the best beers at the 2021 Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
If you’re searching for IPA’s, Pinthouse is your answer. They’ll be bringing four fantastic beers to the festival, including their 2019 Gold Medal winning IPA, Fresh Hop Green Battles.
Nomadic is a small brewery in Austin known for beers that are bright, tart, and leave you feeling light as air. They’ll be bringing an excellent juicy IPA and an interesting Gose, some of the best beers at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
The king of sour beers, Blue Owl cannot be missed when looking for something refreshing — that’ll likely make you wrinkle your eyes and shake your head. Along with a strawberry rhubarb sour, and a dragon fruit / passion fruit sour, they’ve made the bold choice to also bring seltzers.
4th Tap always has some exciting flavors — and great puns, like Pinky Blinders for starters. They’re also one of the few breweries bringing an Imperial Stout. Overall they’re great for variety if you’re looking for that at the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.
German beer but right in your backyard? Altstadt has you covered. At the festival you’ll be able to enjoy both refreshing Hefeweizen and a crisp Kolsch.
From Fort Worth, Martin House has new beers rotating in weekly. At the festival they’ll have a raspberry sour and a pickle beer — and yes, it really does taste like pickle juice.
No Label was one of the Houston area’s first breweries. They’re bringing 6 beers to the festival, a scotch ale, a pumpkin ale, two IPAs, a blonde beer, and a hefeweizen.
All the way from Houston and located on the Eureka Heights fault line, Eureka Heights strives to make beers approachable and flavorful. Look out for their double dry hopped IPA and their Norwegian Pale Ale.
Jester King is a must-try. They’re one of the most popular breweries around, and they always have fantastic stuff. For the festival they’ll have a delicious blended Saison and an extra-hoppy Belgian-Style Pale Ale.