Welcome to CraftBeerAustin.com 10BEST series. This series covers various aspects of the Austin Area beer scene to help you find the top spots to visit and best beers to try. Have feedback? Find us on social media and let us know what you think! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Read this 10BEST post to see our picks for the 10 breweries that are must-visit locations in Austin and Central Texas. For a full list of all Central Texas breweries see our Comprehensive Central Texas Brewery Guide (includes links, food options and other key information).

What are the most iconic, well known craft beers in Central Texas regardless of style? While having a beer with some friends, we spent quite a bit of time going down the rabbit hole of what we identify as the Mount Rushmore (plus 6) of Austin Area beers.

What is a Go To place to take an out of towner? Where is your regular spot to grab a beer and get some work done or hang out with friends? Let's explore 10 of the best non-brewery locations to grab amazing local craft beer.

Drinking a beer outside with friends is one of the great joys in life.  Central Texas has some amazing beer gardens.  Here are our ratings for the 10 Best Austin (and Austin Area) Beer Gardens.  Not limited to breweries, this list is inclusive of some of our favorite outdoor beer bars as well.

In a society where controversy could be an Olympic sport, one topic that will get any avid brewery-goer debating is whether or not kids should be taken to breweries. I’ve yet to meet any beer drinker who doesn’t have a fully-formed opinion on this matter, and most are of the mindset that the presence of children at a brewery is either completely fine or a total buzzkill. There’s not much in between.

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