Bike and Brew Showcase: Jester King Brewery
Outside of the bustling city, tucked away in the beautiful hill country, is a unique farmhouse brewery that marches to beat of their own drum.
Jester King Brewery
Often hailed as one of the best breweries in Texas (and definitely in the Hill Country,) Jester King Brewery is widely known around the area for their unique take on craft beer. Their location is worth the drive, not that it’s a terribly long one (depending on where you’re at in Austin.) Looking out into the beautiful Hill Country landscape, the patio is large and dog friendly. They often host large parties and can accommodate special events in their open-air pavilion. The space really is beautiful.
Much like the Blue Owl, they also specialize in sour beers. However, Jester King Brewery takes it a step further. They use water from their well, locally grown and malted grains and native wild yeast to make their beer stand out among the others. Their unique fermentation process really sets them apart.
The greatest thing about this brewery is that the owners started out home brewing beer and they haven’t forgotten where they come from. They share recipes on their blogs and are always excited to talk about the process with anyone who wants to listen. They also offer tours for those interested in the brewing process.
Fun Fact: Not only does Jester King offer delicious beer, they also have something for the cider crowd.
Also located at Jester King Brewery is Stanley’s Farmhouse Pizza. Widely known as some of the best pizza around, it pairs perfectly with the lovely libations that the King puts out. If we had to pick just one favorite beer of theirs, it would probably have to be Hibernal Dichotomous, a blended farmhouse ale with rosemary and genmaicha tea...or maybe the Bière de Syrah, a barrel-aged sour beer refermented with syrah grapes….or, maybe the Audio Palette, a farmhouse ale with American hops. We can’t pick just one!
Jester King Brewery’s tasting hours are from 4 to 10 p.m. Fridays, from noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and from noon to 9 p.m. Sundays. They do sell bottles in their tasting room thanks to recent changes in Texas laws and a relicensing of the brewery.
If you’ve never been to Jester King and wanting to visit the gorgeous location, book our Hill Country tour now!