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Jester King Brewery

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Jester King BreweryJester King Brewery
BA SCORE
4.08/5
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19,516 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:
84
Reviews:
2,317
Ratings:
19,516
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.67/5
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
348
pDev:
8.78%
 
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
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5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Photo of mecmd
4.33/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.47/5  rDev -4.3%
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 +3.6%
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 -9.2%
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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Photo of droby996
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Bryan12345
2.75/5  rDev -41.1%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2.75

I really wanted to like Jester King. After all the hype, and how it was supposedly synonymous with Austin craft beer...
The one word that sums up my experience is PRETENTIOUS. And 90% of their beers were saisons?? We had a much better time next door at the pizza place, and the guest taps there honestly contained better beer. Nice to go once, but we won't be back.

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Photo of _thebeerbrat_
4.7/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.36/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.62/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.43/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gunningisnotacrime
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Matt_Mc
4.78/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jhavs
4.46/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great place to hang out in the middle of nowhere. A short drive to the country from downtown Austin in a working ranch. Lots of outdoor seating. Taproom set up inside, outdoor beer station as well. Excellent quality farmhouse brews are poured via tap or out of the bottle depending on the beer. They have a ton of beers from other brewers available as well. A bottle to go and swag station is set up with a long list of retail bottles.

Great and friendly service. Tours offered throughout the day. Cornhole set up. Pizza place right in the same location. Looked good but I did not try.

Multiple pour sizes from 4oz to 8oz to 12 oz depending on the brew.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.78/5  rDev -19.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of manbearpack
4.8/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Jester King is a great place to visit when you want to have great beer and escape the congestion of Austin. Nestled away on a farm west of the city it is a nice change of pace from the normal brewery taproom. Only open 3 days a week they always have a great tap selection and extensive bottle list. Most of the seating is outdoors which is great for spring, fall and winter, but it can be a bit hot during the summer. JK doesn't sell food, but Stanely's next door has good pizza and more beer, you can also walk over with your JK pours.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.46/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of A_lack_of_surprise
5/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.61/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

You absolutely must go if you are ever in the Austin area.

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Photo of ThirstyHungryLife
4.28/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.65/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

probably the BEST brewery i've been to to date. reminded my a lot of the HF atmosphere w/ the country side scenic views but the outdoor gathering spot for visitors is absolutely insane! plus killer food to boot. pours are extremely generous and plentiful. no limits here. will go back again.

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Photo of DrewLikesBeer
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

The spot is in the middle of nowhere, gorgeous Texas countryside. Cool buildings and layout, amazing beers for onsite consumption as well as take away (they can vary on options very widely). Only downside is you can't bring in outside food and you are limited to the one pizza place that's not owned by them but right next to everything. Pizza is awesome, just if you don't want that you are out of luck.

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Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.85/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ECShepherd
4.19/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

We loved it overall, but be warned. There is no air conditioning. If you are not a fan of frying an egg on pavement, come in fall!

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Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 19,516 ratings
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