Live Oak Brewing Company

3301 E 5th St. Suite B, Austin, TX 78702

Live Oak Brewing Company is truly a home-grown Austin enterprise. They are the city’s oldest craft brewery, making extraordinary lagers and ales since 1997. Two of Austin’s own homebrewers, Chip McElroy and Brian Peters, literally hand-built the brewery and were the two main brewers, keg washers, delivery persons, and proselytizers. Live Oak has grown since then, but they are still just as passionate about providing delicious old-world style beers that are rarely commercially available. Their special beers are brewed in limited quantities in a small east Austin brewery.

Live Oak employs an old-world style of brewing rarely found in America today but practiced extensively throughout Germany and the Czech Republic. A decoction mash, open fermentation, and secondary lagering are essential to duplicate the rich maltiness and unique flavors of central European beers. The results are yours to enjoy.

They are not open to the public unless they are conducting a brewery tour. Tours are $10 per person plus a service fee and reservations must be made.  Check their website for upcoming tour dates and reservation information.