Hops and Grain Brewery

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40 Beers
1,027 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: n/a
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Cask: N
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[ Brewery, Bar ]

507 Calles St
Ste 101
Austin, Texas, 78702-3909
United States
phone: (512) 914-2467

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @hopsandgrain

Place added by: wagenvolks on 12-02-2011

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 13
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Dropped in on a Wednesday afternoon right at opening. Pretty quiet, but that's cool with me because I had a nice opportunity to chat with the guy serving brews and he was good people.

Hops and Grain was my first taste of the odd way some breweries function in Austin in which you pay an amount of money---not for beer but for a glass--- and get "samples" (healthy half pours) and get to walk away with a cool glass.

The glasses were nice (mini nonic and snifter among other options) and there were about 10 beers on tap. You get tickets to redeem for your beers and the set up at Hops and Grain was that some beers cost one ticket and some two. You more than get your money's worth with this setup.

As for the beers, their flagship Zoe is a superb lager and I wish I'd bought more. The Alt's nice too. I really enjoyed their batch #17 of Greenhouse IPA...exceptionally juicy and melon-heavy.

Overall a great place to visit in Austin.

Photo of sd123
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

lots of board games to borrow, knowledgable, friendly bartenders but i didnt find the beer to be so exciting. really solid beers but not such exciting styles

Photo of Beervsbeard
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Get your IPAs here if you live in TX.

Photo of Jacobus79
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

My favorite brewery in Texas hands down! This brewery doesn't make anything but good beer.

Photo of BArunnerchick
4.66/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Great place to hang out with friends, don't have their liquor license yet which is great because you get to try all their beers for pretty cheap.

Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.13/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.5

Off the beaten path on the east side of downtown behind a restaurant in a long industrial building. Place had a really nice vibe to it, the servers knew their beers. Liked one experimental hop beer a lot as well as the Greenhouse IPA. This might not be Jester King, but it had a special feel for this beer tourist in Austin. I will go back again if the opportunity presents itself.

Photo of Realbeerguy
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Cool place good beer, the young brewer or greenhouse brewer as he called himself gave us the tour and he comes off a bit arrogant but in a douche bag kinda way and he said "that being said" like 500 times so that being said, I did enjoy this place and the beer. I will return

Photo of kristianhansen
5/5  rDev +12.9%

This is a great small brewery in the heart of Austin, Texas. We were led on a 1/2 hour tour of the place by one of their lead brewers - Bob Gilligan ( sp?).

They have a nice tap room, where you get to pick out a glass as a souvenir and have the opportunity to sample 6 half glasses or 3 full beers.

Hops and Grain is one of only 5 breweries that ferments their beers inside of oak barrels (firestone and a few others do as well). They also have a heavy emphasis on keeping things local. So it will be hard to get any of their beers outside of Texas.

Bonus points for their sustainability program and the dog treats they make from recycled hops.

Photo of Kram3r
4/5  rDev -9.7%

Pretty cool space. Taproom style with filled barrels along one wall. Beer is ok. Nice place to chill

Photo of TaraBrynn
5/5  rDev +12.9%

Great beer, great atmosphere! Definitely worth checking out.

Photo of jps0869
5/5  rDev +12.9%

This place is fantastically awesome.

Photo of TianaH
4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

$10 gets you tasting tickets, the tour is amazing and they are very funny, and knowledgeable. Tasting room has tables and stools, games, and a fun environment. I am into sours so there wasn't much I liked but some very hoppy stuff and good stouts. Really enjoyed the tour more than anything else and the vibe of the guys working there.

Photo of JDV
3.9/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

I like Hops and Grain, but I wasn't overly impressed by the taproom I guess. The beers they make are well made and tasty but I found a very similar yeasty flavor across all their beers that just wasn't my favorite. I prefer crisper, cleaner tasting beers and found that other places in town check that box for me a bit better. Still its a solid brewery and they give a nice tour here for free. You can also do 3 pints or 6 half pint samples of what theyve got on tap and you keep the pint glass all for $10 so its very reasonable. Worth a vist.

Hops and Grain Brewery in Austin, TX
97 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.