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Jester King Brewery

Not Rated.
Jester King BreweryJester King Brewery
BA SCORE
100
world-class

149 Ratings
Ratings: 149
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.78
pDev: 6.9%
Active Beers: 47
Beer Ratings: 10,789
Beer Avg: 4.07
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Bld. B
Austin, Texas, 78736
United States
phone: (512) 537-5100

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @jesterkingbeer

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(Place added by: wagenvolks on 10-13-2010)
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5/5  rDev +4.6%

Merks, Sunday at 06:09 PM
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4/5  rDev -16.3%

bodonnell, Sunday at 04:36 AM
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4.36/5  rDev -8.8%

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4.5/5  rDev -5.9%

supaadam, Sep 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -5.9%

When here on Sunday afternoon by myself. 8/24/14 didn't really know what to expect which was probably a good thing walking in with an open mind. Headed towards the main barn when out of the blue some girl comes running up to me to card me. She kindly explained the lay of the land which was helpful as it is pretty much a Texas prestige hillside with picnic tables placed randomly about and an odd tent off to the one side that is the "outdoor station". Proceeded to go into the main tasting area as I needed to use the restroom which was occupied so I had to go use a port a john. I realize they are building new bathroom facilities but a port a john in 100* Texas heat is what you'd think it is. After that went back into the tasting area and grabbed a small pour of la vie en rose and started a tab. No seating at the bar so I went outside to see if I could find a good conversation. Ending hanging out around the outdoor station until the 3pm tour started which was short but very cool. The staff is very friendly and if you go when it's slow they are more than welcome to strike up good beer conversations with ya. Prices are very reasonable, I think my tab was around $14 for four pours. My only gripe would be the lack of bathrooms and air conditioned seating areas. The all outdoor thing is cool but i would recommend going in any season other than the summer if you can.

EricTKole, Sep 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -5.9%

coldriver, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev -0.6%

jwenzel019, Sep 01, 2014
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Tayloraphilips, Sep 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.6%

permian-boozer, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.6%

Buttstallion, Aug 29, 2014
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CheChe, Aug 27, 2014
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Dogleg, Aug 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.6%

ext1rpate, Aug 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.6%

This is one of my favorite breweries in the country. It has a winery like atmosphere. Outdoors, sometimes there is live music, booths to buy beer and merchandise. O ya, they also have some of the best sour beers in the world. If you are in Austin, Jester King is a must.

ianw87, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev -0.6%

Spike-likes-beer, Aug 25, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.6%

bram325, Aug 25, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -14.2%

I am not the biggest Jester King fanboy. They make so many styles that I just love, but somehow many have just fallen flat for me. This visit, however is the first time I have been back since they got their new brewpub license. I must say, I am impressed. The location has always been world class, you literally are in a farmhouse brewery. On top of which the updates to the grounds since my last visit are stunning. Well, the entire location is just stunning, so that is no surprise.

There are a handful of stations you can order beer from. The main tap room, and an outside tent. You can start a tab at either one, and it will carry over to the other. Though there is even a separate station to order bottles to go (the perks of a brewpub license). That station is not connected with the other two. So you are going to have two credit card charges, unless you bring cash for everything. I can see how the lines can get long at any station, so be prepared to wait. Though, nothing was to over the top on my visit.

Anyway, I was very impressed with the Provenance, that is exactly what I have always hoped they could make, on top of Atrial Rubicite. They still, all to often release beers I don't seem to like as much as others, but when they hit, it is great. Grab a pizza next door, which is another very good beer bar, and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

champ103, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +4.6%

JaBes, Aug 24, 2014
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fthegiants, Aug 21, 2014
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Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX
100 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.