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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Photo of elNopalero
4.82/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by elNopalero from California

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
4.43 by o29 from Texas on Jul 11, 2021
4.65 by readyforthenet from New York on Jul 18, 2020
4.73 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 22, 2020
Photo of socon67
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
by socon67 from New York

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
Photo of Harrison8
4.09/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
by Harrison8 from Missouri

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
4.23 by mamaraza from Texas on May 05, 2019
Photo of WillieThreebiers
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75
by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

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
4.19 by smela3 from Texas on Feb 16, 2019
3.86 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Nov 11, 2018
3.97 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina on Sep 07, 2018
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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
4.93 by Butchnasty from Louisiana on Jun 06, 2018
4.07 by denver10 from New Mexico on Apr 30, 2018
4.73 by greenspointexas from Texas on Mar 24, 2018
3.65 by AngEo from Texas on Mar 09, 2018
Photo of JDeV
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by JDeV from Pennsylvania

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
4 by Bryan12345 from Texas on Aug 12, 2017
4.23 by Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania on Jul 06, 2017
4.13 by unoriginal from Colorado on Mar 30, 2017
Photo of Sludgeman
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

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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4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by Karibourgeois from Texas

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
4.23 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Dec 03, 2016
4.51 by SSGCujo from Wisconsin on Sep 08, 2016
4.33 by Doublicious from Michigan on Aug 20, 2016
3.9 by SLambie from Texas on Jun 25, 2016
4.07 by Magery from Kentucky on May 05, 2016
4.34 by GreatStoutman from Texas on Apr 25, 2016
4.26 by phingdong from New Hampshire on Apr 25, 2016
3.68 by Junichi from Texas on Apr 17, 2016
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by Kurmaraja from California

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
4.07 by mig100 from Texas on Apr 03, 2016
Live Oak Brewing Company in Del Valle, TX
Brewery rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 3804 ratings