AUSTIN | Zilker Brewing Co make beers that you can find on tap across East Austin’s craft beer venues and there’s a good reason for that. Their core range of beers are reliable, good examples of their styles and their seasonal and one-off brews hit the mark more often than not. The community focused brewery opened with the aim of being a proper neighbourhood brewery and taproom that locals could enjoy, and when you walk into the taproom it certainly feels like a laid back local’s venue. There’s a bar, a few communal tables and some stools that fill part of the space but the majority of the garage/brewery is filled with brewing equipment and barrels.
The beer leans towards Belgian and American styles and focuses on light, malty, and fruity beers. All the core beers use Trappist ale yeast and tend to be below 6% ABV. Perfect beers to be introduced to a particular style and very sessionable. Generally there are eight beers on the taps at Zilker. We’ve yet to have a bad beer from Zilker, but if we had to choose a favourite it would be a toss up between the Marco IPA and the Honey Saison. If you see it on tap, try the seasonal Quadrupel Shot, a very tasty and well balanced trappist style quad brewed with a light roast Ethiopian coffee from Third Coast Coffee Roasters.
Zilker themselves don’t serve any food, but a rotating selection of food trucks combined with an open policy to bringing your own food from home means it’s easy to satisfy your hunger.
Zilker Brewing Co
1701 E 6th Street
Wed – Thu: 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Fri: 2:00pm to 12:00am
Sat: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Sun: 12:00pm to 8:00pm