If you live in Austin or just visiting, you have a plethora of tasty craft beer options. With so many available year round beers, everyone can find something to quench their thirst anytime of the year. It’s a great time to be in Austin with all the great Craft Beer to choose from. Amongst all the brews, a few standouts naturally rise to the top. If you think of a particular brewery in Austin, a single beer probably comes to mind. It’s likely your favorite from that brewery, and you’re in good company!

Have you ever wondered what the top rated beers in Austin are? Well wonder no more. We have compiled a list of the top rated local craft beers for each brewery, as voted on by users of Untappd, Beeradvocate, and Ratebeer. (We chose the single top rated beer from each brewery.) They are rated from highest to lowest, highest being #1 Jester King.

1. Jester King BreweryAtrial Rubicite

Barrel-aged sour beer refermented w/ raspberries.

Jester King Atrial Rubicite

Beer Advocate 100

Untappd 4.5

Rate Beer 4.13

2. Live Oak Brewing Co. – Hefeweizen

Authentically brewed using a traditional yeast strain that naturally creates the signature flavors of vanilla, clove, and banana.

Live Oak - Hefeweizen Ale

Beer Advocate 97

Untappd 3.83

Rate beer 3.86

3. Pinthouse Pizza Electric Jellyfish
Brewed with new hop varieties – Citra, Simcoe, Chinook, Ekuanot, Azacca, and Galaxy. Electric Jellyfish is filled with a bright tropical citrus character along with notes of orange, mango, lychee, and a floral backbone. The Jellyfish is a hazy new school IPA focusing on the juicy hop flavor and aroma while keeping the bitterness balanced and refreshing.

New England IPAs Do Austin

Beer Advocate 95

Untappd 4.1

Rate Beer 3.75


4. (512) Brewing Co. Pecan Porter

In an area known more for Cedar trees and Mesquite, (512) Brewing infuses this full bodied and malty porter with locally grown Pecans. A true Austin original.

512 Brewing Pecan Porter

Beer Advocate 92

Untappd 3.89

Rate Beer 3.67



5. Oasis Texas Brewing Co. – Meta Modern Session IPA

Have one or two, then have a few more. Enjoy this extremely tasty session IPA while enjoying an amazing sunset at this brewery overlooking lake Travis.

Meta Modern Oasis Texas Brewing

Beer Advocate 91

Untappd 3.69

Rate Beer 3.64


6. Hops and Grains – A Pale Mosiac

American style IPA showcasing a fairly new hop variety called Mosaic. It begins with a base of German Pale Ale and Vienna malts.

Hops and Grain A Pale Mosaicc

Beer Advocate 90

Untappd 3.86

Rate Beer 3.75


7. Zilker Brewing – Coffee Milk Stout

Inspired by cafe’ cubano this 5. 9% american stout is brewed with lactose and huila acevedo coffee beans.

Beer Advocate 89

Untappd 3.91

Rate Beer 3.49


8. St. Elmo BrewingSlater

West Coast-style IPA.

Slater St Elmo

Beer Advocate 88

Untappd 3.77

Rate Beer 3.05


9. Southern Heights Brewing Tahitian Dreamin

American IPA style beer.

Tahitian Dreamin Southern Heights

Beer Advocate 86

Untappd 3.89

Rate Beer 3.45

10. Austin Beerworks – Fire Eagle IPA

Receiving nation wide press from their 99 pack of Peacemaker Anytime ale, Austin Beerworks top rated beer is actually the Fire Eagle IPA. Austinites love their IPAs, and they’ve made their voice heard by voting Fire Eagle the best.

fire-eagle Austin Beerworks

Beer Advocate 86

Untappd 3.7

Rate Beer 3.4

Top 10 Rated Craft Beers in Austin Texas For 2019


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