Hot in Austin? Cool Off with Local Summer Beers


local summer beers

Now that we’ve hit triple-digits in Austin, it’s time to lighten up your food and drinks. We’ve already featured some lighter cocktails on the blog. Now it’s time to focus on our favorite local summer beers. Austin’s craft beer scene has exploded in the past year, especially since Texas’ brewery laws were updated to permit on-site sales at breweries and pubs. Luckily for us locals, central Texas brewers offer plenty of refreshing lighter beers to help us stay cool all summer long. Below is a list of our favorite growlers, bottles, and cans, which fill our Yeti coolers, in no particular order.

Austin Beerworks:
Peacemaker Extra Pale Ale
Pearl Snap Pils

Real Ale:
Hans Pils
White Witbier
Fireman’s 4 Blonde Ale

Circle Brewing Co.:
Circle Alibi Blonde

Hops & Grain:
The One They Call Zoe

Adelbert’s Brewery:

(512) Brewing:

Jester King:
Le Petit Prince

Thirsty Planet:
Yellow Armadillo Texas Ale

Saint Arnold:
Summer Pils

Live Oak Brewing:
Liberation Ale

Twisted X Brewing Company:
Twisted X Lager
Fuego Pilsner

Infamous Brewing Company:
Hijack Untraditional Cream Ale

North By Northwest Brewery:
Northern Light

So if you’re stumped looking for a cold brew on a hot summer day, we hope the above list helps you find the perfect thirst-quencher.

Nicole Patel

Nicole Patel is the proprietor of and chocolatier for Delysia Chocolatier. In 2006 while pregnant with her first son, Nicole made a batch of chocolate truffles as holiday gifts. To the delight of friends and family, she continued to create chocolates as a way to relieve stress from her corporate engineering job. In 2008, a chance trip to Becker Vineyards led to Nicole being the first in Texas to make truffles using local wines. Within five years, what started as a hobby turned Delysia into one of the Top Ten Chocolatiers in the Americas, as selected by the International Chocolate Salon.