Most people have heard of Waco, Texas as being the birthplace of Dr. Pepper and the city where the stars of the hit HGTV show, Fixer Upper are filmed. But did you know that Waco is also a mecca to some of the best craft beer in Lone Star State?
To learn more about some of the best places to visit in Waco for the best craft beers, you may need to do a little research before your trip. Keep reading below to discover some of the recommended breweries in the city.
Whether you are visiting the city of Waco, Texas for only a short period of time, or are planning to stick around for a while, there are plenty of places you should see. If you have a hankering for some craft beer and entertainment, visiting some of the breweries in the area may be just up your alley.
Read on below to learn more about some of the best places to have some craft beer and a bite to eat in Waco, Texas.
- Bare Arms Brewing
- Brotherwell Brewing
- Waco Ale Company
- Southern Roots Brewing Co.
- Balcones Distilling
- Barnett’s Public House
Bare Arms Brewing
Bare Arms Brewing is known for being one of the first brewpubs to open in Waco, Texas, and offer the amazing craft beers they currently have. The owners, former engineers, opened the doors to this must-see brewery in Waco in 2015.
Those who have had the opportunity to visit this brewery have had many things to say about the brews that are offered. One, in particular, has made the top of lists of many beer connoisseurs, the 1849 is a dark Vienna lager that has a great malt flavor and pairs well with any food you choose.
Brotherwell Brewing opened its doors for the first time in 2018 through its owners and operators who are great friends. They did so for the sole purpose of bringing the craft beer and brewing experience to the area while also providing periodic entertainment along the way.
If you have never visited Brotherwell Brewing, it is highly recommended that you try their sample flight to get a taste of what they do in their brewery. One of the most highly rated beers on the menu, however, is the Act of Faith, which is a Belgian Tripel with a smooth finish and has notes of spice, fruit, and other herbs.
Waco Ale Company
Waco Ale Company is owned and operated by Brett Stewart who was born and raised in Waco, Texas. His goal is to provide all-round quality service and some of the best craft beers in the region.
If you ask anyone who has visited Waco Ale Company, they will most likely tell you that their favorite craft beer is the Hopburst Orange. This hazy pale ale is known for packing an intense citrus flavor that will keep you coming back for more.
Southern Roots Brewing Co.
Southern Roots Brewing Co. officially got its start in 2018, however, the owners were brewing their tasty beer much earlier than that in their home. Known for some of the best craft beer in the area, Southern Roots is definitely worth a visit.
When visiting Southern Roots Brewing Co. for the first time, many patrons choose to order their sample flight to try things out. After a while, it is obvious that Pineapple Express is a popular choice for its surprisingly refreshing and unique flavor that is not overpowering.
While mostly known for its spirits, Balcones Distilling is also said to have some original craft beers on the menu as well. Whether you are interested in learning more about distilling or are just wanting a place to have a drink, Balcones is worth the visit.
According to those who have visited Balcones, while most people choose to try out their gin and bourbon selections, one of the best craft beers they make is the Wooly. This beer is an Imperial Stout that has been aged in both Wheated Bourbon and Blue Corn Bourbon barrels.
Barnett’s Public House
While more of a pub than a brewery, Barnett’s is one of those places that you just have to mention on a list of breweries in the area. This is mostly because they carry the best of the best from the local breweries in town.
Even though Barnett’s doesn’t brew their own craft beer, they play host to some amazing beers that are locally brewed in the Lone Star State. One of the most popular on the menu is their Ray Ray Hazy IPA which is brewed at Whitestone Brewery in Cedar Park, Texas, and is known for its fruity flavor profile with a smooth and dry finish.
Located near the famous Magnolia Silos in the “New Katy hotel” building, Pivovar is a well-known Czech brewery in Waco, Texas. Based on the traditional Czech breweries, this Waco staple is known not only for its craft beers, but also for its bakery, restaurant, and various spa options.
Featuring only Czech-style craft beers, one of the most popular on the menu is their Premium Pilsner Lager. This beer is well known for its robust flavor profile which was created to be similar to the Pilsner Urquell, which is known as one of the best pilsners in the world.