Texas is home to plenty of breweries, many of them small-scale businesses, and a recent ranking from Stacker looked at the top ones brewing the top beer. Data for the list came from BeerAdvocate, according to CW 33.
Coming in at number 10 was The Lone Pint Brewery, with 903 Brewers at number nine. The Lone Pint Brewery crafted two of the top beers in Texas, CW 33 reported. These brews are Yellow Rose and Zythophile Summit. Three of the top Texas beers come from 903 Brewers. These include Sasquatch – Birthday, Ogre, and Berry À La Mode Slushy.
Pinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub came in at number eight, and Martin House Brewing Company came in at number seven. Both of these companies each craft three of the top beers in the state, CW 33 reported.
Pinthouse creates Electric Jellyfish, Training Bines, and Jaguar Shark. Martin House crafts Acheron, Kokytus, and Ejecto Seato, Cuz!.
Live Oak Brewing Company ranked number six. Number five was Brash Brewing Company.
Live Oak has been crafting beer in Austin since 1997, according to the website.
“We source only the best authentic ingredients and use a time-consuming mash 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,” the website shares.
Number four on the list was Lakewood Brewing Company, while number three was Turning Point Beer. Turning Point creates six of Texas’ top beers, CW 33 reported. These include DDH Dinglebop and A Nu Start DDH Triple IPA.
“Turning Point Beer began when Alex Knight was bitten by the craft beer bug and wanted to take a stab at making his own creations,” the Turning Point website shares. “Whether the flavor of the week was a French saison, lager, pale ale, or an IPA aggressively hopped with Warrior, his journey led to him to securing a brewing position at one of DFW’s most respected local craft breweries. Making these moves gave him the tools to learn exactly what it takes to produce consistent quality craft beers, and the concept of Turning Point slowly began to evolve and grow.”
SpindleTap Brewery ranked number two and crafts 14 of the state’s top brews. Some of these beers are Diamonds In My Mouth and Houston Haze.
SpindleTap describes itself as an experience, more than beer.
“Houston’s greatest destination brewery. A place with tasty beer to drink and things to do! SpindleTap Brewery is more than an award-winning beer destination, it’s a place where you can enjoy the outdoors where electronic devices are not needed! Great beer and a better community,” the brewery’s website states.
The number one brewery ranked by Stacker was Jester King Brewery in Austin. It crafts 38 of the top Texas beers, according to CW 33. The company is more than a brewery. It is also an event hall, kitchen, and farm.
“We make food and drink uniquely tied to a time, place, and people,” the brewery shares on its website. “We’re a welcoming place for people of all ages to enjoy community, fun, and hospitality in a very special setting.”
Some of the top brews from Jester King are Aurelian Lure and Atrial Rubicite.