Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.

BEER AVG
3.49/5
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:
19
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
240
PLACE STATS
Score:
84
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.15%
 
 
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Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 38
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Atmosphere- Fredericksburg Brewing is located along a touristy shopping area along the main road through town. Most of the shops around here are antique or craft shops. Not exactly my favorite shopping destinations. Luckily, Fredericksburg Brewing is a great escape from the kind of shopping my mother likes. The main room of the brewpub contains many tables and one long bar with the brewing equipment right behind it. In the back there is a banquet room which resembles a German biergarten. The premises also contains a 12-room "Bed N' Brew" and a Lager Room which dispenses to-go drinks for those stuck shopping with their wives.

Quality- The three beers I had here were of great quality. The Dunkle Weizan was dead-on, the Admiral's Amber was very good, but standard, and the seasonal Hoppy Holidaze was amazing.

Service- Service was prompt, and our waiter knew the beer pretty well too.

Selection- Unfortunately only five choices, but since the quality was great I didn't mind.

Food- The food selection was brewpub fair with a German influence. My father and I enjoyed our selections, but I think maybe my schnitzel made me a little sick.

I recommend Fredericksburg Brewing on the strength of their beers. Just don't expect this place to resemble real German biergartens.

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Photo of HardTarget
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

If you are in the area, stop by, it's worth the trip. Fredericksburg is a touristy town with a main drag to walk, and they encourage you to bring your beer with you. The Brewing Company has at least 4 beers they brew to choose from, and some great German food to sample. I liked the Pioneer Porter and got a growler to take home, but a friend really enjoyed the Enchanted Rock Red. All the plumbing is right there behind the bar and the staff are happy to show you the process. The brewing company also has a Bed & Brew (get your own breakfast).

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Photo of assurbanipaul
3.66/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Take this establishment with a grain of salt and enjoy it for what it is: a quality brewpub. Settled in the midst of an historically German town, there is little German authenticity about this place, including the brewed offerings. But as a brewpub, it's quite good.

Modern decor, lots of nice rockwork with the brewing equipment just behind the bar. Didn't try the food but looks like above-average pub fare (burgers and fries, etc). Larger room in the back for bands.

The place is usually packed and the beer is excellent. Only four styles offered, none particularly German but I liked everything I tried. Good place to waste a Sunday afternoon, seems like a lot of local regulars present.

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Photo of LiquidBreadMan
2.28/5  rDev -37%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Because the brewpub concept fits so perfectly with the old world-noveau hipness of the Texas Hill Country, I was excited about an opportunity to visit the Fredericksburg Brewing Company. I had expected an honest German "brewpub" atmosphere, which shouldn't have been difficult, considering the place is in the middle of a German settlement. But, although it had a slight charm about it, the atmosphere was artificial.

In all fairness, it was a weekend lunch hour in the middle of spring. This is the time of year when bluebonnets and peaches are in full bloom and so the Hill Country becomes a tourist mecca for cabin-feverish Texans. Not exactly the ideal time to 'review' a brewpub.

Either way, our server seemed frustrated as she made us wait 15-20 minutes between visits to our table. The German Sausage sampler was mediocre (at best), coming to the table at room temperature and tasting like it came straight off a Sysco Foodservice truck. And the beer wasn't terrible. It was just.. Blah -- every one of them (I had a sampler which included bock, pilsner, a wheat ale and a blond ale). No bouquet.. Semi-flat in the flavor department.. And no finish whatsoever.. It was what you would expect out of a big brewery's version of a crafted beer.

Next time I'm in Fredericksburg, I'll probably give them a chance to redeem themselves, but with lower expectations. By the way, the manager was nice enough to send us away with a handful of souvenier coasters

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Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc. in Fredericksburg, TX
3.49 out of 5 based on 240 ratings.
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