This Texas Microbrewery has the PERFECT Tasting Room for Summer Chillin'
With hundreds of microbreweries in Texas, Guadalupe Brewing ranks in the top tier, few having created what they have: from real ingredients to a fun, chill tap room, I’ve found one of my new
favorite spots near Austin to relax with friends and a pint.
Words + Tasting by Ryan Titus, Craft Beer Consultant
Brewmaster Keith Kilker‘s attention to important details and love for the art of making beer continue to show, year after year, in the form of multiple US Gold Medals. With an expansive tap that runs from sweet (Texas Honey Apple Pie Ale, Pumpkin Style Texas Honey Ale) to dark and heavy (Scotch Ale, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Chocolate Stout), and even a, delicious low-ABV option (Tea-jas), Guadalupe has something for every craft beer enthusiast. Even quirky details, like the names they give their brew tanks, add to an experience that quickly pulls you back for another visit. Only an hour’s drive from Austin in historic New Braunfels makes Guadalupe a great idea for a weekend afternoon with friends.
Belgian Style Texas Honey Ale • 7.75% abv • Belgian Dubbel
Notes of banana, clove, subtle spice, sweet honey
The Belgian yeast lends a wonderful, subtle aroma of banana and cloves, while the honey complements the spicy notes to produce a blend that makes you stick around til it’s time to drink another. It’s similar to a Belgian Blonde, but builds on the base of their unique Texas Honey Ale. This award winning beer is easily a go-to drink.
Scotch Ale • 8.17% abv • Scotch Ale
Malts with subtle oak, notes of caramel
The sweet caramel character of this malty ale is balanced by its evident aging in American oak barrels - a process that adds a complexity often missing in Scotch Ale, which is typically low in hops and heavy in alcohol. It showcases Guadalupe’s devotion to providing quality brews rarely found on the craft scene.
Rye India Pale Ale • 6.02% * IPA
Balanced, drinkable, with fresh, seasonal hops
This Rye India Pale Ale is loaded with rich flavor. Holding back on bitterness, the rye balances the hops, which Guadalupe acquires every year from a small family farm in Colorado. Immensely drinkable, this IPA pleases even the most ardent dark-beer-drinkers (points to self).
The recently completed tap room opens onto a patio of picnic tables, lawn games, and plenty of fresh air and sunshine. The inviting staff and casual environment encourage you to disconnect and enjoy conversation with your brew. Open Friday 4-9 pm, Saturday 2-9 pm, and Sunday 2-7 pm. Guadalupe Brewing 1580 Wald Road, New Braunfels, Texas.
* Friends who don’t like beer now
have no excuse not to join you on a
visit to the tap room.
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