Jester King Brewery

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BA SCORE
4.1/5
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20,586 Ratings
Jester King BreweryJester King Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

13005 Fitzhugh Road, Bld. B
Austin, Texas, 78736
United States

(512) 537-5100 | map
jesterkingbrewery.com

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Added by wagenvolks on 10-13-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
89
Reviews:
2,523
Ratings:
20,586
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.66/5
Reviews:
72
Ratings:
369
pDev:
8.8%
 
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Ratings: 369 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of Luckydog91
4.29/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Went on a rainy Saturday. Beers were awesome, grounds were beautiful and the Brewhouse tour was informative and intimate.

Overall had a great time but was glad the inclimate weather kept the crowd down. After speaking with some of the employees I get the impression things get a little crowded on a typical Saturday.

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Photo of BillRoth
4.68/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Finally made it to JK. Unsure what to expect but had a great time. Walking the Hill Country grounds between the 3 differently stocked bars and a happy crowd was really cool. JK team was consistently knowledgeable; friendly and helpful. Had more than a few good Beer talks, and learned a lot. One special moment was when being told a beer I had requested had just “kicked”... another staff person said “hold on” and went back up to main building and returned hand delivering me a snifter full of the beer. Way cool.
Had time only for about an hour or so, but could have spent the wholeday.
Great place, great beer and great Beer. Can’t wait to go back

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Photo of SummitFox
4.36/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

The best brewery location I have visited. Lots of parking for the lofty ranch-turned brewery. Multiple pour locations was helpful in easing the crowded line that led into the main bar area. There was plenty of seating throughout multiple portions of the acreage, including standalone tables, a converted barn which boasts a pizza maker, and lots of a land to wonder while you sip! Overall large selection of their beers with the primary focus on farmhouse and sour ales. Highly Recommended.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

what can you say about this place, except for that its totally a destination brewery, and that they are hands down making some of the finest beers in the land, and by in the land i mean in the world. i have wanted to come here forever and finally got the chance. it was a gorgeous sunny day with a pleasant breeze blowing through, i could not imagine more perfect weather to set the scene here. its a bit of a drive from austin proper, but a pretty enough one, and you pull in a rather rural space, more of a compound than a single space, with a lager barn looking structure that is the brewery and main bar, but then also an outside bar with a different beer list, and a couple of lower bars with different lists still, more of a beer hall setup down there. they have a wood fired pizza kitchen on site, a bottle and merch to go area, some live music set up, and patches of pretty shade trees with picnic tables underneath them. the whole thing is idyllic and serene and as rustic and charming as i hoped it would be, time just flew by here. the service was solid for just how many people were here. its all spread out enough that it never felt busy, but there had to be a few hundred people on the property! the beers speak for themselves, but it was cool to find some special and uncommon ones here like spon variants and a cool collaboration with fonta flora, among others. all wild, all interesting, all inspired, just so awesome, one could theoretically sit here and drink forever and never get bored. we were greeted warmly upon arrival, they even have parking attendants! i didnt do the tour, couldnt tear myself away from the heady beer list, but now i have a reason to go back. the whole experience was just fantastic. the pizza was great, the beers were world class, they even have some cool guest bottles for there and to go, and it was well worth the effort required to visit this place. i have always loved them, but our trip here cemented jester king as one of my absolute favorites. do not miss a chance to go here!

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Photo of sumnerw
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of SDRedDevil
5/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Bucket list destination! Expansive area with multiple seating areas, games and bars. Each bar has the same core beers and some variation. To go beer is in a separate spot and everyone is super helpful (they have 12 bottle shippers!). The beers are amazing and its soo relaxing that it makes you forget its 105 degrees outside...

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Photo of sohearn
4.48/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of puck1225
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Had a great time! A bit apprehensive going in, and missed the turnoff the first time past, but the staff helps you get things figured out fast. Excellent pizza available on site - I recommend this as well.

Very laid back, kids seem to have as great a time as the adults, dog friendly too. Beer selection is great! Even if the funky farmhouse ales aren’t your thing, there are guests beers that are also excellent.

If you get the chance, go, even better if you can go when the weather is cool - all outside. Very hot in June when I was there.

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Photo of TheGent
4.29/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of denver10
4.56/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of kidzord
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of HeartofMiami
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
4.36/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Don't go in the Summer.

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Photo of zotzot
4.39/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of LloydDobler
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

This is most likely my favorite place on the planet. The whole staff is knowledgeable, polite, and fun. Sean gave a great tour with tons of information and answered every question.

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Photo of TrilliumFan
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cd34
4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Eastbaysteve
4.31/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sirnickatnite
4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of DaBeerMann
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Everything was great. Just Expensive

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Photo of mecmd
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Cool place. Has a ton of beers. Many bottles from other breweries. Pizza right on site too which was fantastic.

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Photo of bblazer0
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Great rotating bottles from other smaller breweries you can not find anywhere else in town. Jeff is personable and always a joy to talk to when around. Plus who can forget about the amazing pizza from Stanley's? Pizza+Beer+Hill Country=a great way to spend the afternoon.

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Photo of dnallohb
4.24/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

Awesome atmosphere, very spacious and shaded outside seating area with a covered pavilion to grab a bite at. Unique and interesting great beers that vary week to week, they specialize in a lot of Farmhouse Ales -- but plenty of variety. Will definitely visit again.

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Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX
Brewery rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 20,586 ratings