Zilker Brewing Company has a Tap Room on East Sixth Street in downtown Austin. I stopped in for a taste before boarding my train to get home since they are located within a short walk of the Plaza Saltillo train station. My selection was the Honey Saison – a Belgian style ale. I will have to stop by again when I have more time to relax and try some more of their beers.
It is a rainy Saturday in Austin, so I took it easy today. I watched some football, had lunch with a friend, stopped by Adelbert’s Brewery, and chilled at Starbucks with my iPad. What you see in the first photo is a semi-wet picnic table outside the Brewery with a “Naked Nun” – their awesome Wit Beer which was chemically enhanced by a few stray rain drops.
I continue my search for the best Wit beer in Austin. Today’s contestant was Adelbert’s Brewery. The beer of choice was the “Naked Nun”. Pretty tasty! The Brewery specializes in hand-crafted, Belgian style ales. On certain nights of the week, they open up the Brewery for happy hour including games, food trucks, bands, and beer sampling. Check the website for details if you would like to plan a visit.
So, it turns out that Round Rock has a small brewery. Bluebonnet Beer Company opens its doors to the public on Friday and Saturday evenings and invites the Sweet-n-Cheezy food truck along for the ride. The brewery has been described as “homebrewing on steroids”. They currently have four different brews on tap that they produce for some area bars and restaurants. In addition to that, they offered a seasonal beer which was my beer of choice this evening – a Belgian Wit that is “brightened with the zest of fresh, seasonal Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit”. Definitely check this place out if you find yourself in the area. As a bonus, there is a nice thick field of Bluebonnets just next door. 🙂