Craft Beer & Wineries
Craft Breweries & Tours Around New Braunfels
Hill Country Craft Beer Trail - New Braunfels is your gateway to explore the Texas Hill Country. Taste a blend of tradition and innovation in craft beer with a selection of both New Braunfels breweries and hill country craft brew establishments. Full & Half Day Guided and Shuttled Tours available.
Faust Brewing Co. - The Faust Brewing Company has been open to the public since 1998 in New Braunfels, Texas, a small town renowned for its authentic German heritage and culture. The German prowess of beer drinking and beer making is legendary, and The Faust Brewing Co. continues the tradition with its original and varied line of ales. Don't forget, you can stay here too! The brewery is housed in the historic Faust Hotel, which has a unique flavor of it's own.
Guadalupe Brewing Co. - Inspired by Beer focused trips to Europe and the US Pacific North West, a dream was born back in 2009. After home-brewing, graduating from Siebel's Brewing Technology program and hands on brewing in a Colorado brew pub we opened our business in 2011. Our passion and focus: Providing the best quality beer available adding local ingredients whenever possible such as our Honey from an Amish community in Beeville and Wheat from Marion, Texas . Our heart: Stewardship in the form giving part of our proceeds to projects directly impacting Texas such as our funds to the Bee research program at Texas A&M and sustainability of Texas Wildlife. Owned by Native Texan Keith Kilker and his Wife Anna we toast to the great state of Texas. Prost!
New Braunfels Brewing Co. - The reincarnation of our New Braunfels Brewing Company started as a dream in 2010. Through struggles and triumphs we have now gotten our stride in the industry. We make primarily wheat beer with a few sours thrown in. When we first got in to this business, we had no idea how much of a creative outlet it was going to be and have cherished that side of the craft beer business. You will get to know us through our elemental series that focuses on five of the elements, our experimentals that came from a what if idea and brewed into something more, and our fundamentals which are the experiments that graduated to a more permanent status based on our fans’ reviews. We’ve located our nano-brewery in historic downtown New Braunfels for a reason. We are native New Braunfels-ites and plan to stay that way. We love the New Braunfels community and want to be a central part of it. We approach our brewery project as a labor of love. Our beers are designed to reflect our community, refresh your palette and be a heck of a lot of fun. Come down and visit us whether it is for a tour or a tasting during one of our “Hoppy Hours” in the Das Lokal tap room. We believe that beer and life should be enjoyed and savored. That’s why we take a line from one of our favorite bands and say, ‘Here’s to Life!’.
5 Stones Artisan Brewery - 5 Stones Artisan Brewery is dedicated to brewing unique and flavorful beers. Our Ur-beer, the one that started it all, is now known as Aloha Piña, and is a golden ale brewed with pineapple and a wallop of locally-grown jalapeños. Our focus is on creatively-brewed beers and rely on seasonal produce and fruits as well as interesting spices to augment our brews. We release a variety of beers to a loose seasonal schedule and are beholden to nothing other than pleasing the taste buds of adventurous beer drinkers.
Wineries & Tasting Rooms Around New Braunfels
Dry Comal Creek Vineyards - a small boutique New Braunfels wine producer. We make small lots of wine and try to produce the best from those wines that they are capable of attaining. We do not make a French-style wine. We do not make a California-style wine. This does not mean our wines are not good, it means that they are different.
The Grapevine in Gruene - a New Braunfels wine tasting room located in Gruene Historic District featuring New World wines and one of the largest selections of Texas wines available. Step up to our bar to enjoy complimentary tastings daily. We sell wine by the glass or bottle with discounts on wine by the case. In addition, we carry craft beers on tap, wine accessories and decor and "Tasty Bites" are offered Thursday through Sunday. Relax with your favorite wine on our scenic front porch or in our outdoor garden and patio.
Blue Lotus Winery - Born out of our love of fine wines, Michael and Melissa Poole have created the premier fine wine location in Central Texas. After traveling the world and sampling different wines and meads, head wine maker and owner Michael Poole decided to make his way back home to Texas and bring the world of great tasting wine with him.
La Cruz De Comal - produces only authentic Texas wines from Texas Hill Country grapes and offers true Texas Hill Country "terroir": Texas grapes; fermentations on natural yeasts; and no additions of acid, sugar, grape concentrate, powdered tannins, artificial coloring agents or sulfites. Our passion embraces the age-old concept of "regionality" where food, wine, and agriculture are concerned. In a word, it is real wine.
Water 2 Wine -A popular micro winery in the heart of historic downtown New Braunfels. They blend award-winning wines and everything is open for you to taste. The owner’s family has lived in this area since 1851 and they proudly create a premium selection of TX-German wines.