Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.

BEER AVG
3.43/5
Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Eatery

245 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, Texas, 78624
United States

(830) 997-1646 | map
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BEER STATS
Beers:
17
Ratings:
244
Reviews:
83
PLACE STATS
Score:
83
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
11.85%
 
 
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Photo of needMIbeer
3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.46/5  rDev +22.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of arizcards
3.55/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Visited with Da Boss after spending a good chunk of time at the LBJ ranch.

Overall vibe was actually very good. Long bar with fermenters on display for all to see. Left hand side was the old brick façade which lent a nice old tyme warehouse feel. In the back was a decent size bier garten. Ample seating/tables in the main dining room.

Unfortunately the quality of the beer does not match the vibe. The Porter was OK and i was not seeing high ratings for other brews.

Service was so-so as well as our server was pretty slow on a not so busy post lunch Thursday.

Selection offered on the menu was only 5 brews. I did not see any other listings.

Food was very good too. The Rueben was excellent and the German Potato Salad authentic. Da Boss enjoyed her burger.

Overall a neat place to hang out and have a meal and a cold one.

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Photo of donspublic
3.92/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

First place we went to when we arrived at Fredricksburg. They were pretty crowded and the bar was full so I grabbed a beer and a wine for the wife and we headed back to the Biergarten. We had been on the road for several hours and it was raining, and that was just what the doctor ordered. A huge cavernous room that was warm and it was all to ourselves. I only had the IPA and I have had worse, pretty good beer, would get another one. Didn't try the food (but from what I saw it looked pretty good), but will be going back to Fredricksburg and will try it next time. Being a wine town, there are actually a couple of places that have pretty good beer selections, this is probably one of them.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

I'm not really sure how I ended up in Fredericksburg (it had something to do with antiques), but it was a pleasant visit, and one of the highlights was the Fredericksburg Brewing Company. I had no idea that they had 12-guestrooms upstairs, but had I, I just might have looked into booking one.

I don't mean to be offensive when I say that it doesn't look like much from the street, because that's actually a huge part of the historic charm of the street, but it also doesn't look like much on the inside, which is still OK. It looks like a simple family style restaurant with a brew house tucked in on one side, which is charming, at least for me coming from the big city.

The food is basic, and pretty much what you might expect although there are a few highlights like a Scotch Egg ($6.99) and a German Pepperwurst ($8.99), as well as a Spinach Artichoke Pizza ($11.99/$14.99).

There are generally 6 beers on tap including their signature Peace Pipe Pale Ale, Harper Valley IPA, Enchanted Red Rock Ale, Helles Keller (I'm still not sure if that's funny of not), Pioneer Porter, and Not So Dumb Blonde. If you're lucky you might catch an interesting additional beer.

Not unlike other places on the strip, it's got a Biergarten out back where you can hang out. Personally I prefer the bar in the air condition, but I see how that can be a little stiff while it's more of a "hang" outside.

Overall it's got a basic, solid feel to it. Good beer, good food, nothing fancy.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of clackenstein
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 2

Photo of mig100
3.05/5  rDev -16%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Photo of Junichi
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Magery
1.79/5  rDev -50.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 1.75

Photo of ColSanders
4.44/5  rDev +22.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

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Photo of DoctorZombies
4.26/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Six of its own beers on tap. Personable, knowledgeable staff. Cool vibe. Growlers to go. Place was packed with people eating on a Tuesday night.

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Photo of misternebbie
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.73/5  rDev +30.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

You can only drink Fredericksburg Brewing Co. beer here at the restaurant, and it is certainly worth the trip. The atmosphere is incredible and the beer even better. Food ranges from traditional pub fare to German cuisine, and it is all amazing. I highly recommend this place anytime Fredericksburg is close!

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Photo of LXIXME
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of lysergicdream
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ranger7
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of JackDempsy
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.25

This city is a tourist trap, so the beer is made for the masses (the average beer drinker). And, the masses in this area drink "Lone Star" and "Shiner". So the beer is kind of like both of those. I had the pale ale and the IPA - well that is what I ordered - they both tasted the same and not too bad, but no hop bite at all. The food was average bar food and was alright. With all of that said - It was the best place to go in this town, so if I was there, I would go again.

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Photo of Lukebell15
3.23/5  rDev -11%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

On the Main Street to where you can buy a beer and walk down the street as you drink if you like. Beer was average but for $1.25 for a 4 oz sample you can't beat it. Nice area to relax and cool off from the hot Texas sun. This is a German style pub.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
3.01/5  rDev -17.1%
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

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Photo of loobear
3/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3

I tried three beers when I visited this pub: Enchanted Rock Red Ale, Pioneer Porter and Peacepipe Pale Ale. The Porter was the only one I enjoyed. The other two were somewhat disappointing.

Nothing particularly novel about the atmosphere. Service was alright, though the chick seemed short and brisk when speaking to us. Decent prices - I'm glad they offer samples. Unfortunately, we were unable to try the food.

Next time we'll try another brewery in Fredericksburg, since this one wasn't quite convincing enough to visit once more.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.06/5  rDev -15.7%
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?

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Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc. in Fredericksburg, TX
3.43 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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