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Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.

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Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc.
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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
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
244
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.59/5
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
42
pDev:
16.99%
 
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Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.73/5  rDev +31.8%
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 CONOR8832
4.53/5  rDev +26.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Got the pleasure of trying out this place out over the weekend during Oktober Fest in Fredericksburg. Beer was very good, smapled there red ale and there seasonal oktoberfest brew, but i fell in love with there aniversary ipa, had several pints during the course of the afternoon. Staf is very knowledgable on the beers that are brewed there. Worth a day trip (depending on how close you live to Frederickburg) to go have some great food and great beer.

The food is exceptional, great sandwhiches, pizza is to die for, german style food, scotch eggs, and fried pickles that will make you wet your pants. Everything that they have on the menu will strike anyones fancy. Great atmosphere to be able to eat and drink right inside the brewerey. They also have a "bed and brew" where you can come stay the weekend right above the brew pub, how cool is that, walk down stars and go have a tastey brew. I highly recommend stoping in it is well worth the wait on a busy afternoon, and while you wait have a couple of their tasty beers.

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Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.46/5  rDev +24.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ColSanders
4.44/5  rDev +23.7%
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 +18.7%
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 +18.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.5

Photo of mgdeth
4.2/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere - Typical brewpub atmosphere, with the entire brew setup in plain view. Relatively comfortable seating and surroundings. Acceptable and friendly, if not remarkable.

Quality - Beer and food are fresh. Some variance in beer quality, but is still pretty good on the whole.

Service - Polite and prompt. Our server seemed fairly new, and did not know a lot about the beer. Even so, I was impressed that this place had trained its service staff fairly well.

Selection - Standard pub fare, including nachos and pizza. Five or six beers on tap. Beligian beer lovers look elsewhere.

Food - The food is excellent. I highly recommend the spinach artichoke pizza with "beer grain" crust. The nachos are done up right with fresh onions and peppers.

Value - Fredericksburg is essentially a tourist trap, with prices to match. You have to spend a little more, but in the end I think this place is worth a visit.

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Photo of Squelch
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited here for lunch yesterday. The atmosphere at this brewpub was typical with friendly brewers, hosteses, and waiters. Quality of the food was very good especially for a brewpub.

The service was excellent and we were promptly served by our waitstaff.

The selection of food was extremely varied from american, german favorites, and tex-mex to suit all needs.

Not a single person disliked their meals. I've reviewed 4 of their beers if you are interested view my profile. The APA was the best that I tried.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
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 +10.9%
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 beeragent
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

On a recent trip to Fredericksburg, we stopped in to have dinner and try their beers. The restaurant looks like its devided between a dining area, and a back drinking area which looks alot like the movie Beerfest. The atmosphere was very friendly, not over-crowded, and very lively. However, we did go before the dinner crowd hit, so this review may not be as exact. The waitstaff seemed friendly and had a good grasp of the food and beer that they serve. The service was relatively quick for the size of the location. Their food selection was good, but seemed to be limited in the selection of German food, having a bigger selection of other food on the menu. The beer selection was the usual, a wheat, red, pale, and porter. No seasonal at this time. The beer was average, but considering where Fredericksburg is located, this is probably the best you'll find in the area. I wasnt complaining. The prices were relatively reasonable, considering that its in a tourist town. Overall, a good place to go when in town.

Edit: After going to this location several times after my initial review, I felt that I needed to add some info. After trying the Fredericksburg Brewery's beer, I found that the beer is incredibly watery. I tried a couple of their beers after trying the sampler, and found their beers to be seriously lacking in body. The flavor is okay but it still feels like I'm drinking water. They display their awards on the wall from GABF, but after trying their beers, I just cant see how they have won any awards unless their entry beers at the festival are seriously altered. I'm not trying to bash this place as I still enjoy going there, but since my intial review, the beer has really gone down hill.

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Photo of donspublic
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
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 briman
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited this brewpub during a past summer. Nice little town in the heart of Texas, pretty popular as a daytrip. Basically a "main street" type of town, with a main drag lined with mom & pop shops of all types. It was early in the day, but still pretty busy. I only had time for one beer with lunch, the Pioneer Porter which was excellent. The food (german sausage sampler) and service were great as well, and I'm looking forward to returning in the future to try the other beer offerings.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
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 lysergicdream
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of ranger7
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of greenspointexas
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Junichi
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of rspauldi
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of assurbanipaul
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
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 needMIbeer
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of champ103
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

This is right on the main drag of Fredericksburg. It is a charming little brewpub. There is a large room in front as you walk in. The bar is to the right with all the brewing equipment behind the bar. The room is pretty much a big concrete building. There are a hand full of rooms that people can stay in upstairs as well. There is a beer garden in the back with an excellent sign that says "Less Government, More beer." That says it all. Very relaxed like the rest of the town.

The bartenders are very enthusiastic about their beer. Which is always good. The service was fast, friendly, and knowledgeable. No complaints here.

The selection is a bit to be desired. Pretty much a standard selection. A porter, pale, red, helles, ext. Nothing exciting, but nothing bad either. The helles was very good and an excellent example of a lager. If you hit the brewery at the right time they can have some really good offerings though (an Imperial Stout, a Maibock, an excellent coffee porter). Mostly the aforementioned beers though.

The food is all over the place, and nothing really excellent. I have not tried the German sausage plates, which are probably very good. Though the rest is just typical pub grub. There are other places in town that I would go to for a meal first.

Overall, a very nice place to grab a beer. They don't make a lot of crazy beer geek styles, but are very good at what they do. Which is making good quality beers in a fun atmosphere. I would be a regular if I lived in the area. Recommend if visiting the area.

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Photo of arizcards
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
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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Fredericksburg Brewing Company, Inc. in Fredericksburg, TX
Brewery rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 244 ratings
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