The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. was our favorite city brewery. It helped that it’s located only about a mile from our RV Park, but it would have been our favorite either way thanks to spectacular beers, a great scene and a really tasty food. While it of course has a massive beer garden, we sat inside the big warehouse of a taproom, which has long wooden tables and a big music stage on one end.
L enjoyed the Hell Yes (helles) and the American Pale Ale ($1 of every sale of which benefits the other APA, Austin Pets Alive) and J loved the Tugboat IPA. In addition to great beers, the ABGB serves up some really interesting food, specializing in small plates and pizza with toppings like Brussels sprouts and duck pancetta.
UNCLE BILLY’S BREW & QUE
Uncle Billy’s was literally right next door to our campground, about a 90 second walk from our front door, topping our previously closest brewery-camping spot in Ashland, Virginia. Unfortunately, Uncle Billy’s is more of a restaurant than a brewery. They showed some creativity with their hibiscus ale and holiday stout, but we just didn’t care for the beer that much. Or the atmosphere.