Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
Active Beers: 17
Beer Ratings: 132
Beer Avg: 3.49
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Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $$
This is right on the main drag of Fredericksburg. It is a charming little brewpub. There is a large room in front as you walk in. The bar is to the right with all the brewing equipment behind the bar. The room is pretty much a big concrete building. There are a hand full of rooms that people can stay in upstairs as well. There is a beer garden in the back with an excellent sign that says "Less Government, More beer." That says it all. Very relaxed like the rest of the town.
The bartenders are very enthusiastic about their beer. Which is always good. The service was fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. No complaints here.
The selection is a bit to be desired. Pretty much a standard selection. A porter, pale, red, helles, ext. Nothing exciting, but nothing bad either. The helles was very good and an excellent example of a lager. If you hit the brewery at the right time they can have some really good offerings though (an Imperial Stout, a Maibock, an excellent coffee porter). Mostly the aforementioned beers though.
The food is all over the place, and nothing really excellent. I have not tried the German sausage plates, which are probably very good. Though the rest is just typical pub grub. There are other places in town that I would go to for a meal first.
Overall, a very nice place to grab a beer. They don't make a lot of crazy beer geek styles, but are very good at what they do. Which is making good quality beers in a fun atmosphere. I would be a regular if I lived in the area. Recommend if visiting the area.
10-30-2010 04:17:15 | More by champ103
3.98/5 rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
If you are in the area, stop by, it's worth the trip. Fredericksburg is a touristy town with a main drag to walk, and they encourage you to bring your beer with you. The Brewing Company has at least 4 beers they brew to choose from, and some great German food to sample. I liked the Pioneer Porter and got a growler to take home, but a friend really enjoyed the Enchanted Rock Red. All the plumbing is right there behind the bar and the staff are happy to show you the process. The brewing company also has a Bed & Brew (get your own breakfast).
09-02-2004 03:12:54 | More by HardTarget
4.1/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5
Atmosphere- Fredericksburg Brewing is located along a touristy shopping area along the main road through town. Most of the shops around here are antique or craft shops. Not exactly my favorite shopping destinations. Luckily, Fredericksburg Brewing is a great escape from the kind of shopping my mother likes. The main room of the brewpub contains many tables and one long bar with the brewing equipment right behind it. In the back there is a banquet room which resembles a German biergarten. The premises also contains a 12-room "Bed N' Brew" and a Lager Room which dispenses to-go drinks for those stuck shopping with their wives.
Quality- The three beers I had here were of great quality. The Dunkle Weizan was dead-on, the Admiral's Amber was very good, but standard, and the seasonal Hoppy Holidaze was amazing.
Service- Service was prompt, and our waiter knew the beer pretty well too.
Selection- Unfortunately only five choices, but since the quality was great I didn't mind.
Food- The food selection was brewpub fair with a German influence. My father and I enjoyed our selections, but I think maybe my schnitzel made me a little sick.
I recommend Fredericksburg Brewing on the strength of their beers. Just don't expect this place to resemble real German biergartens.
12-17-2004 00:45:06 | More by Gagnonsux
3.66/5 rDev +4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3
Take this establishment with a grain of salt and enjoy it for what it is: a quality brewpub. Settled in the midst of an historically German town, there is little German authenticity about this place, including the brewed offerings. But as a brewpub, it's quite good.
Modern decor, lots of nice rockwork with the brewing equipment just behind the bar. Didn't try the food but looks like above-average pub fare (burgers and fries, etc). Larger room in the back for bands.
The place is usually packed and the beer is excellent. Only four styles offered, none particularly German but I liked everything I tried. Good place to waste a Sunday afternoon, seems like a lot of local regulars present.
03-31-2004 15:08:51 | More by assurbanipaul
3.88/5 rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Visited this brewpub during a past summer. Nice little town in the heart of Texas, pretty popular as a daytrip. Basically a "main street" type of town, with a main drag lined with mom & pop shops of all types. It was early in the day, but still pretty busy. I only had time for one beer with lunch, the Pioneer Porter which was excellent. The food (german sausage sampler) and service were great as well, and I'm looking forward to returning in the future to try the other beer offerings.
03-28-2006 15:58:23 | More by briman
3.01/5 rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Atmosphere: nothing special. A pretty average brewpub with nothing to make it stick out from the rest.
Quality: I had two beers and tried a third. I'd say they are average at best. Nothing worth making the trip for
Service: a little slow. Waitress was new so I will give them the benefit of the doubt on this one
Selection: six beers all home brewed and nothing special.
Food: some pretty good German foods and regular pub bites. Fairly tasty but nothing that is too special
Overall: I was not impressed with this place. I prefer places that work hard on their beers and have an more standard menu. This place had a clear German theme and sub par german beers
05-23-2013 17:28:06 | More by SportsandJorts
3.06/5 rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$
They make about 20 something beers, but they only carry about 6 at any given time.
None of the 3 I tried were particularly good, but I still had a fun time trying them out.
They sold 4oz samplers for $1.25, so that helped make for a better tasting experience. I wouldn't have really cared for full glasses of the ones I had.
I wish I had the time to try some of the food, but I'll have to try that out this summer when I pass through on the way to Austin again.
Not a bad experience, but I wasn't impressed. Will stop by again though to try some more beers next time. For the price and location, why not?
04-22-2011 03:47:03 | More by ZenAgnostic
3/5 rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3 | $
Stopped in here for some lunch while visiting Fredericksburg. Was hoping for a little better than what we got. Service was not the best, food was meh and so was the beer. You have to do at least one of these things right. I think they get a lot of walk-in business because there is not a ton of choices in town.
The atmosphere is pretty decent, par for the course for a micro-brewery. You have the brew kettles behind the bar and the bartender seemed pretty knowledgeable about the beers that they brew.
DW had a chicken wrap that she thought was ok, but a little lacking on the condiments. I had the cheesesteak which was also ok, but the fries weren't anything special. As for the beer, I went with the Peacepipe Pale Ale. At first taste it was a little hoppy but not as much as expected and then in the aftertaste there was a slight hint of coffe, as if it had accidentally crossed taps with their coffee porter. Who knows??
Again if you find yourself in BFE it's worth a stop, but I wouldn't go out of my way to find this place.
11-11-2009 23:14:22 | More by tdawgydog
4.2/5 rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Atmosphere - Typical brewpub atmosphere, with the entire brew setup in plain view. Relatively comfortable seating and surroundings. Acceptable and friendly, if not remarkable.
Quality - Beer and food are fresh. Some variance in beer quality, but is still pretty good on the whole.
Service - Polite and prompt. Our server seemed fairly new, and did not know a lot about the beer. Even so, I was impressed that this place had trained its service staff fairly well.
Selection - Standard pub fare, including nachos and pizza. Five or six beers on tap. Beligian beer lovers look elsewhere.
Food - The food is excellent. I highly recommend the spinach artichoke pizza with "beer grain" crust. The nachos are done up right with fresh onions and peppers.
Value - Fredericksburg is essentially a tourist trap, with prices to match. You have to spend a little more, but in the end I think this place is worth a visit.
06-13-2005 02:40:23 | More by mgdeth
Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc. in Fredericksburg, TX
83 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.