Live Oak Brewing Company

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3.88/5
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3,397 Ratings
Live Oak Brewing CompanyLive Oak Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

1615 Crozier Ln
Del Valle, Texas, 78617
United States

(512) 385-2299 | map
liveoakbrewing.com

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Since 1997, Live Oak Brewing Company has been committed to producing delicious lagers and ales for the enjoyment of passionate beer drinkers of Austin, Texas, and beyond. We employ an old-world style of brewing rarely found in America but practiced extensively throughout central Europe. We source only the best authentic ingredients, and use a time-consuming mash, open fermentation, and secondary lagering process. The result has achieved both regional and national acclaim, but more importantly, the satisfaction of loyal beer drinkers who appreciate our beer-making efforts.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
24
Reviews:
874
Ratings:
3,397
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.23/5
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
22
pDev:
7.8%
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of CollinaTiger
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

these guys have made one of the best hefeweizens in the country for a long time, so it was really exciting to go visit this place when i got to texas, close enough to the airport, apparently a newer location, they have been around for ages and this spot appears to be a relatively recent upgrade. its a neat spot, set up like a long beer hall with the bar running the length of the place, high ceilings, picnic tables, and bright natural light coming in. the large brew house is behind the bar, looks like they make a ton of this stuff! they have an awesome outside space too, a nice shady grove that stretches out with some scattered picnic tables, looks so pleasant, but it was too hot to be out there this time of year. they also apparently have a disc golf course on site you can walk around with cans, how amazing is that?! the beer list is solid, i was stoked to see some unconventional things that still sort of fit the german style vibe, like a smoked hefe and a smoked dark lager, and obviously it was awesome to have a hefe at the source! its what made them famous and its still awesome. i liked all the beer we had in here, and time really flew by just hanging out. good service, great energy, and some of the better german style beers in the country. definitely a spot to visit when you are in this part of the state!

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Photo of Butchnasty
4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of denver10
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of greenspointexas
4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of AngEo
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of JDeV
5/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The brewery is unreal. Huge plot of land they are on (we walked back pretty far) with disc golf baskets. Awesome beer and a great flight.

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Photo of Bryan12345
4/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of unoriginal
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited on a Thursday early afternoon as I was headed to the airport. Almost empty.

V - A nice open space both in and out. Clean and bright inside. 4

Q - Clean and proper glassware. Love it for the traditional German styles. Can't beat the freshness that comes from get beer on tap at the brewery. 4.5

S - Fantastic, but I was the only one in the place. 4

Sel - Maybe the only negative. A bit narrow as Live Oak brews fit a certain niche that does not satisfy everyone. But if you like the styles they make (and I believe that do a wonderful job with those styles) then you will love their selection. 4

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great tap room in South Austin...inside is great and outside is kind of like Jester King but on smaller scale. Lots of trees, shade and picnic tables.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.23/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Doublicious
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of SLambie
3.9/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Magery
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of phingdong
4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Junichi
3.68/5  rDev -13%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The vibe has potential. It feels sort of "out in the country" yet is right by the airport. They can work with this but haven't quite nailed it yet (they're new). Going for a mini JK vibe it seems. As for quality, they're one of the best lager breweries in the country. Full stop. The quality is superlative. Don't confuse quality for making giant barrel aged stouts or DIPAs. Everyone is exceedingly friendly and willing to chat. Great service. As for selection, I suppose one could say "but I like hops" or "but I like stouts" and be disappointed. But, for what they do, the variety is great. When I went they had the normal hefe and pilz, of course, but an amber lager, a weizenbock, a dunkelweizen, a lichtenhainer, a schwarzbier, a smoked version of the schwarz, a grodiziskie, a berliner weisse, and perhaps a few others. That's a baller selection IMHO. Hope they continue to expand the offerings!

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Photo of mig100
4.07/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Live Oak Brewing Company in Del Valle, TX
Brewery rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 3,397 ratings