Live Oak Brewing Company

Live Oak Brewing CompanyLive Oak Brewing Company
Live Oak Brewing CompanyLive Oak Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar

1615 Crozier Ln
Del Valle, Texas, 78617
United States

(512) 385-2299 | map

Notes: 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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Reviewed by Elsinorerider

4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4
Laid back, not very crowded. Every beer they carry is pretty much guaranteed to be quality, quick service. Disc golf is also a lot of fun. A great place to spend an afternoon hanging out.
Mar 31, 2023
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
Visited 3/28/2023.

Such fun seating inside and out and right on a great disc golf course!

Vibe was a little cold, but we were here at a very slow time of day.

Amazing selection of different lagers and pilsners, some are very highly rated! Excited to try two new styles for us (a Rauchbier and a Grodziskie) and the #2 rated Hefeweizen, and a decent IPA.
Mar 28, 2023
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Reviewed by jophish17 from Georgia

3.69/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5
First visited to pick up beers in June 2020 (!!) - glad to return recently for normal operations. Live Oak is a true craft og. The location is pretty remote, but the beer is worth the hike from the city. The vibe is very millennial: no 22 year old pounding hazy IPAs, so I like that (get off my lawn). Mundane taproom but loads of shaded outdoor space. Popular with disc golfers. Beer ranges from good to outstanding, styles are focused on Central European classics. Limited food options: chips, nuts, and a food truck. A nice place with great beer.
Mar 27, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by StoutSnob40 from California

Aug 08, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
After nearly 25 years I finally visited Live Oak, just outside of Austin. This brewery sits on a picturesque stretch of land, with lots of room for walking and wandering outside—so nice to have during this era of COVID. All the Live Oak beers are on tap, and the beertender couldn’t have been friendlier. Now that I’ve visited once I’d like to return.
Jan 21, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by o29 from Texas

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 4.65 by readyforthenet from New York

Jul 18, 2020
Rated: 4.73 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 22, 2020
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Reviewed by socon67 from New York

4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
A brewery that focuses on German classic styles, and does them exceptionally. Place sits on a large acre property behind the airport parking. Nice relaxed vibe.

Beers are all classics; Berliner a Wiesse, helles lager, grodziske..... and all darned good.

Totally worth a trip to Austin to try these.
Jul 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Live Oak sits on several acres with seating available outside under a grove of trees and inside in a beer hall. The beer hall has several tables, with seating for around 60. The beer hall is wide open with 1/2 of the surrounding walls being windows, bringing in lots of light. The bar is long, but with no seats. Instead, it offers up two order stations to help keep large crowds with a full glass. Beyond the outdoor bier garden is a 9 hole disc golf course. It's a rather short course, but works in a collection of hyzer, anhyzer and straight forward holes, along with some narrow shoots through brush and tree groves. Most of it is open, making for a hot course in the summer. Picnic tables are generally available at the tee pad (which is two stones, with mulch for the runway). Parking seems to be plentiful. Staff was friendly and offered up some suggestions, although with the shorter, focused tap list, it didn't take much explaining. Selection is all German style beers, with an emphasis on lagers, so in that sense - it's limited. The beer that is available is all quality.
Jun 09, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by mamaraza from Texas

May 05, 2019
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Reviewed by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
Very modern look brewery near tha airport. Spacious taproom with vaulted ceiling seems massive. Very much a local vibe. Long standing bar, easily 30 feet, large communal tables and outdoor picnic area. 10 beers on tap, all German focused. The 2 I had were solid. Friendly bartender, food truck.
Mar 18, 2019
Rated: 4.19 by smela3 from Texas

Feb 16, 2019
Rated: 3.86 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 3.97 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Sep 07, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
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!
Jul 04, 2018
Rated: 4.93 by Butchnasty from Louisiana

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 4.07 by denver10 from New Mexico

Apr 30, 2018
Rated: 4.73 by greenspointexas from Texas

Mar 24, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by AngEo from Texas

Mar 09, 2018
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Rated by JDeV from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.4%
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.
Aug 30, 2017
Rated: 4 by Bryan12345 from Texas

Aug 12, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by unoriginal from Colorado

Mar 30, 2017
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
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
Feb 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Karibourgeois from Texas

4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
Feb 15, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by Gagnonsux from Texas

Dec 03, 2016
Rated: 4.51 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin

Sep 08, 2016
Rated: 4.33 by Doublicious from Michigan

Aug 20, 2016
Rated: 3.9 by SLambie from Texas

Jun 25, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by Magery from Kentucky

May 05, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by phingdong from New Hampshire

Apr 25, 2016
Rated: 3.68 by Junichi from Texas

Apr 17, 2016
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Reviewed by Kurmaraja from California

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
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!
Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 4.07 by mig100 from Texas

Apr 03, 2016
Live Oak Brewing Company in Del Valle, TX
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 4016 ratings