Jester King Brewery

BEER AVG
4.09/5
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:
74
Ratings:
18,779
Reviews:
2,212
PLACE STATS
Score:
100
Ratings:
344
Reviews:
61
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
5.86%
 
 
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Ratings: 344 |  Reviews: 61
Reviews by zonker17:
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4.86/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Atmosphere - A lot to do with the weather, as consumption generally occurs outdoors. That said, on a beautiful day/night in hill country it cannot be beat. The serving bar and brewery itself are a charming metal and stone building that feel so right in this setting.

Quality - The beers speak for themselves. I enjoy nearly everything they make.

Service - Great folks working as fast as the beer allows. Large crowds can lead to longer waits. They have an outdoor pouring station to help on busy days, but sometimes demand is so high there is little that can be done.

Selection - If you enjoy farmhouse styles, you get the feeling of a kid in a candy store. Many guest bottles and draughts are also available.

Food - Stanley's Farmhouse Pizza is an adjoining, separate business. Therefore, I am not adding them to the review score of Jester King. I look forward to a day when additional food options become available, such as during special events when food trucks are on site.

Value - Like anything, you get what you pay for. Well worth the price.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of droby996
4.73/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
2.75/5  rDev -40.3%
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 +2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.36/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
4.62/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.21/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.43/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of gunningisnotacrime
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Matt_Mc
4.78/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of jhavs
4.46/5  rDev -3.3%
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 -18%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of manbearpack
4.8/5  rDev +4.1%
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 -3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of A_lack_of_surprise
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of The_Epopt
4.61/5  rDev 0%
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 -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of von_kaiser
4.65/5  rDev +0.9%
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 +2.6%
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 +5.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of ECShepherd
4.19/5  rDev -9.1%
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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Photo of HaoleToYouToo
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.04/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Doublicious
4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
5/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

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Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX
4.09 out of 5 based on 18,779 ratings.
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