We brew traditional styles which pay homage to European origins, while highlighting our own Texas Hill Country terroir.  All of our beers are made with water sourced directly from the limestone-filtered water well on the property, 450 feet below the surface in the Middle Trinity aquifer.

We don’t alter this water in any way, and let our beers showcase this beautiful, mineral-rich natural resource.  The end product is an elegant and dry beer, made to be enjoyed under the shade of a Live Oak.

The Tasting Room draft list shown here is subject to change, as we rotate beers often.  Be sure to check our retail cooler for barrel program beers no longer on draft.

We offer a curated list of wines and local ciders, as well as non-alcoholic beverages.

Collaboration Series

We celebrate lifelong craftsmen and organizations who share our ethos through developing a recipe and brewing together. We highlight local Texas artisans and non-profits in our community who are working hard for their passion each and every day.

Collaboration Series

We celebrate lifelong craftsmen and organizations who share our ethos through developing a recipe and brewing together. We highlight local Texas artisans and non-profits in our community who are working hard for their passion each and every day.

Barton Creek Gold — Blonde Ale

COLLAB WITH BARTON CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
BREADY / CRISP / PINE / 4.2% ABV
0.5L pour / Pitcher / Crowler / 6x12oz cans

This classic American blonde ale pours a rich golden hue with a fluffy white head and aromas of freshly baked bread, pine, grapefruit and melon. This drinkable ale delivers a full mouthfeel and slight acidity from Vista’s mineral-rich well water. This recipe was designed in collaboration with our friend’s over at Barton Creek Country Club as the perfect brew for a day on the golf course!

Barrel Program (draft)

Vista’s barrel program is built around freshly emptied wine barrels sourced from our neighbors here in Central Texas. We currently have barrels aging with brettanomyces ales, Belgian-style lambics (some with local fruit, such as Fredericksburg peaches) and small batch variations of our beer garden recipes.

Barrel Program (draft)

Vista’s barrel program is built around freshly emptied wine barrels sourced from our neighbors here in Central Texas. We currently have barrels aging with brettanomyces ales, Belgian-style lambics (some with local fruit, such as Fredericksburg peaches) and small batch variations of our beer garden recipes.

Muse — Texas Wild Ale

Barnyard / Peach / Tannin / 7.8% abv
8 oz draft / 500ml bottles

Light bodied, with a beautiful amber color. Subtle earthy aroma, pleasant tartness, hints of apple and pear with a dry finish.

Let this delicate and nuanced ale inspire tall Texas tales and Hill Country songs! Over 18 months in French oak barrels, along with light additions of Red Wheat and Dark Munich malts give an amber glow and mild acidity to this subtle ale. 100% Texas grown malts, water from Vista’s aquifer-fed well, wine barrels from our friends at Bending Branch winery, house-aged hops and a blend of Brettanomyces and bacterial fermentation come together to create an easy-drinking and approachable wild ale.

Fireside — Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

COCOA / MOLASSES / MARSHMALLOW / 12.0% abv
8 OZ POUR / 500 ML BTL

Inspired by our short and sweet Texas winter, we’ve created a small batch imperial stout to keep you warm around the fire pit. This rich winter brew pours black as night with aromas of cocoa powder, pecan, marshmallow and whiskey. The first sip
evokes s’mores, followed full bodied dark chocolate and a whiskey finish.

We aged this small batch for for over a year in freshly-dumped Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon barrels from Treaty Oak in Dripping Springs, TX. The chocolate and roasted malt base marries up with Treaty Oak’s bourbon made with 100% Texas-grown Barton Springs Mill heirloom corn, wheat and barley.

Barrel Aged Shapeshifter Little Saison

Tart / Lemon / Mineral / 5.5% abv
8 oz pour / 500 ml BTL

A small batch of our Shapeshifter Little Saison, a 3.8% table beer brewed in collaboration with Funkwerks. Time in William Chris Roussanne barrels transformed it into a tart and dry brew with notes of lemon and apricot. Subdued Brett character melds nicely with the minerality of the wine and tannin of the barrel.

Treaty — Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout

Toffee / Oak / Tobacco Leaf / 8.1% abv
8 OZ POUR / 500 ML BTL

Inspired by the famous 500-year old tree in Austin, under which Stephen F. Austin signed a treaty which helped form Texas. A sapling descended from the original Treaty Oak is planted here at Vista!

We aged this smooth oatmeal stout for 12 months in Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon barrels from our neighbors Treaty Oak. The roasted malt base and addition of oatmeal stand up to the flavors imparted by the barrel. Rich dark and roasty malt notes give way to tobacco and toffee flavors and a beautiful oak finish.The result is a smooth-sipping stout with true Texas character!

Beer Garden

We’re brewing beer perfect for enjoying in shade of an old oak tree.  Our recipes are influenced by European traditions, with our own signature interpretation. We’ll have a range of styles, all balanced, approachable, low abv. Crisp and dry on the palate, but at the same time, soft and drinkable.

Beer Garden

We’re brewing beer perfect for enjoying in shade of an old oak tree.  Our recipes are influenced by European traditions, with our own signature interpretation. We’ll have a range of styles, all balanced, approachable, low abv. Crisp and dry on the palate, but at the same time, soft and drinkable.

Adair — Kölsch

Crisp / DRY / Effervescent / 4.5% abv
0.5L pour / pitcher / Crowler

An ale-lager hybrid with an easy-drinking mouthfeel and a touch of fruit notes from the ale yeast. An exceedingly drinkable beer which we make with 100% German Noble hops and malts. Named for an old Texas family name, passed down for generations in the Vista Brewing family.

Middle Trinity — Belgian-Style Tripel

Clove / banana / ester / 9.5% abv
8oz pour / 750ml bottle

This Belgian-style, strong golden ale is our tribute to the Trappist monks and to Vista’s pure, limestone filtered water from the Middle Trinity aquifer. Pours with a faint haze and a snow-white head. Floral and mellow spiciness and clean vanilla malty notes make way for traditional banana and clove.

Destination — American IPA

FLORAL / CITRUS / BALANCED / 6.5% abv / 45 IBU
0.5L pour / pitcher / Crowler

Vista’s mainstay classic American IPA, a rotating hop brew which is always highly drinkable and dry, right at 6.5%.  This batch is super crisp, citrusy with a hint of mango.   Named for: travels to destinations near and far that have inspired our dreams!

Le Saison — French-Style Saison

Fruity / Dry / Spice / 6.5% abv
0.5L Pour / 750 ml Bottle

Vista’s house saison is a French-style modelled after the classic ales of Wallonia.  This brew pours a rich golden color with a frothy white head and a slight haze.  The aroma is tropical fruit, banana, clove, white pepper and honey.

The first sip gives you classic saison flavors of bready malt, honey and white pepper.  The beer is dry with a full mouthfeel, with a good amount of ester and spiciness.  Pair this elegant beer with any of our grilled meats, or take a pint on our walking trail and explore it’s delicate layers.

Dark Skies — Black Pilsner

ROASTY / DRY / LIGHT-BODIED / 4.9% abv
0.5L pour / pitcher / Crowler / 6 x 12oz cans to-go
GOLD MEDAL – 2018 US OPEN BEER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Dark Skies is a light-bodied black lager with hints of coffee and roasted marshmallow. Classic pilsner malt with the addition of
midnight wheat malt, plus locally sourced pilsner yeast, imparts fruitcake and fresh dough flavors and aromas. Classic noble hops balance the flavors without bitterness.

In the glass, it appears robust, but is deceivingly light and drinkable. You’ll get all of the dark and roasty flavors of a dark beer with a dry, refreshing light body and under 5.0% abv. A great year-round beer.

We named this beer in honor of the International Dark Sky Association, an organization which combats light pollution. With this beer, we’re celebrating the beauty of the nighttime skies of the Texas Hill Country, and keeping the stars at night big and bright over Driftwood. Our neighbor to the west, Dripping Springs, was actually the first Dark Sky community in Texas and the sixth in the world.

Lorenzo — Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout

Vanilla / Heat / Dark Chocolate / 9.1% abv
8oz pour / 500ml bottle

We took inspiration from traditional South-of-the-border hot chocolate, combining the dark chocolate malt base with cinnamon, vanilla beans and touch of heat and smoke from cascabel and ancho chili peppers.  We’re honoring Lorenzo de Zavala, who dedicated his life to fighting oppression and building democracy. He helped author both the first Mexican and first Republic of Texas constitutions, and was the first Vice President of Texas!

Evolve - Dry Hopped Saison

Tropical / Citrus / Pepper / 5.5% abv
0.5L POUR / PITCHER / CROWLER

Bright tropical and citrus hop aromas will have you coming back for a second (or third?) pint. Hey, it’s only 5.5%! Pair with grilled seafood and farm-fresh veggies, or on its own to enjoy the balanced bitterness and complexity.

This is the season of harvest, and Evolve uses a blend of malts: about half locally grown and malted TexMalt Pilsner malt, and the remaining half a blend of flavorful wheat, Munich and rye malts. The stellar local saison yeast from our friends at Community Cultures Yeast Lab in San Antonio and an aromatic dry hop of Summer hops culminate in a truly delicious and complex saison.

Each season brings on change, some more significant than others. We are hopeful for so many things with the new season, much of which is focused on how we Evolve – as a brewery, a company, a community, and a society. After so many challenges, we know “that which does not kill us, makes us stronger.” Evolve Saison celebrates those changes that make us stronger together.

Copperhead — Pale Ale

BREAD CRUST / RAISIN / PASSION FRUIT / 5.0% abv
0.5L POUR / PITCHER / CROWLER

Hoppy beers are always in season, yet the cooler weather calls for more malty notes. We used Munich malts used for about 25% of the malt bill, lending toasted bread crust notes and the copper color and inspiring the name.

Nugget, Centennial and a dry-hop of Citra give this easy drinking ale bright lime and passion fruit flavors. Balanced and smooth, we recommend pairing with a juicy cheeseburger or any of your holiday festivities!

Copperhead is a nod to the wildlife all around us here at the ranch. We are reminded to respect the natural surroundings and inhabitants, including deer, turkeys and an array of birds. Thankfully, the copperheads tend to keep to themselves!

Green Lynx — New Zealand-Style Pale Ale

CITRUS / SOFT / TROPICAL FRUIT • 6.1% abv
0.5L POUR / PITCHER / CROWLER

Summer hops from down under are the star of the show in this easy-drinking New Zealand-style IPA. Pouring a deep golden color, you’ll first find aromas of tropical fruit and passionfruit. The soft body and balanced malty notes give way to flavors of citrus and a touch of banana. Drink fresh and pair with soft cheeses or ham. Better yet, enjoy a pint or two as you walk to Vista’s farm in search of the Green Lynx!

Green Lynx takes its name from a spider that has become a part of the Vista family here in our onsite vegetable and flower farm. Last summer, our farmer Noël noticed one beautiful red zinnia unaffected by plant-eating grasshoppers. Enamoured by her charming design of green and red with her spiny legs, Noël began chronicling the story of the mama Green Lynx and her babies.

The Green Lynx Spiders get their name from their catlike hunting skills. While they are a unique spider that
fiercely defends their offspring by spitting venom, our Vista Green Lynx mama allowed several paparazzi
photos free of venom, earning a special place in our hearts for her family of welcome predators in the
Vista Farm.

Bottles

Available in bottles to enjoy at Vista, at home or to store in your cellar.

Bottles

Available in bottles to enjoy at Vista, at home or to store in your cellar.

Hye — Texas Wild Ale

Savory / Apple / Honeysuckle / 6.9% abv
500 ml bottle

Hye is a savory and dry ale created with 100% wild yeast found in the freshly-dumped William Chris zinfandel barrels where it aged for over 12 months. The wild yeast and time in barrel gives flavors of white grape, honeysuckle and peach with a lingering tannic and funky finish.

Hye is an ongoing collaboration started in summer of 2019 with William Chris Vineyards, located down the road in Hye, TX. Our goal is to find wild Texas yeasts from Hill Country vineyards we can isolate and brew with Texas grains and age in Texas wine barrels.

Middle Trinity — Belgian-Style Tripel

Clove / banana / ester / 9.5% abv
8oz pour / 750ml bottle

This Belgian-style, strong golden ale is our tribute to the Trappist monks and to Vista’s pure, limestone filtered water from the Middle Trinity aquifer. Pours with a faint haze and a snow-white head. Floral and mellow spiciness and clean vanilla malty notes make way for traditional banana and clove.

Laissez Faire — Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Ale

Tart / Red Grape / Mineral / 7.4% abv
500 ml bottle

Full-bodied with a beautiful pink hue. Big fruit notes of red grape, berry and apple with a slight acidity and minerality. Brett forward with beautiful vanilla and tannins from the red wine barrels.

This beer began with Vista’s aquifer filtered well water, house-aged hops and 100% Texas-grown grains: two-row pilsner malt and wheat from Blacklands Malt. It spent 12 months in freshly-emptied, 100% Touriga Nacional red wine barrels from our neighbors Lewis Wines with a Brettanomyces Trois yeast strain.  Laissez Faire is a French phrase meaning “let things take their own course, without interfering.” We proudly take that approach in our barrel program.

Oenobeer Series: Hye - Texas Wild Ale with Picpoul Blanc

APRICOT / VANILLA / HONEYSUCKLE / 8.3% ABV
8 oz pour / 500 ML BOTTLE

We’ve created a series of unique barrel-aged beers, each pairing a single cask of beer with a single varietal of freshly pressed Texas wine grape juice.  We add the juice to our existing aged beer in barrel within 24 hours of harvest, and then allow the yeast and microflora from both the beer and the grape juice to co-ferment in the barrel for about 12 months. A truly unique Texas product, created with Texas grains, Vista’s well water and Texas-grown grape juice.

Hye is a savory and dry ale created with 100% wild yeast found in the freshly-dumped William Chris zinfandel barrels.  The Picpoul Blanc juice in this version of the oenobeer is from William Chris Vineyards Timmons Ranch, Texas High Plains.  Light golden color with aromas of apricot & vanilla. Soft mouthfeel with fruity esters and balanced acidity.

Oenobeer Series: Glen Rose — Lambic-Style Ale with Roussanne

White grape / Mineral / Kiwi / 8.7% ABV
8 oz pour / 500 ML BOTTLE

We’ve created a series of unique barrel-aged beers, each pairing a single cask of beer with a single varietal of freshly pressed Texas wine grape juice.  We add the juice to our existing aged beer in barrel within 24 hours of harvest, and then allow the yeast and microflora from both the beer and the grape juice to co-ferment in the barrel for about 12 months. A truly unique Texas product, created with Texas grains, Vista’s well water and Texas-grown grape juice.

Glen Rose has a blend of six cultures which produces a mildly tart ale.  The Roussanne juice in this version of the oenobeer is from William Chris Vineyards La Pradera Vineyard, Texas High Plains. Deep amber color with aromas of white grape, pineapple, kiwi. Dry & sour with subtle minerality.

Oenobeer Series: Travis — Brett Ale with Cabernet Sauvignon

RED GRAPE / PLUM / LEATHER / 9.2% ABV
8 OZ POUR / 500 ML BOTTLE

We’ve created a series of unique barrel-aged beers, each pairing a single cask of beer with a single varietal of freshly pressed Texas wine grape juice.  We add the juice to our existing aged beer in barrel within 24 hours of harvest, and then allow the yeast and microflora from both the beer and the grape juice to co-ferment in the barrel for about 12 months. A truly unique Texas product, created with Texas grains, Vista’s well water and Texas-grown grape juice.

Travis began as a delicate, mildly tart single-strain Brett ale. The Cabernet Sauvignon juice is from Lewis Wines, Tallent Vineyards, Mason County, TX.   Rich crimson color with aromas of red grape, plum, and blackberry. Sour & dry with cherry, leather, vanilla.

Fireside — Whiskey Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout

COCOA / MOLASSES / MARSHMALLOW / 12.0% abv
8 OZ POUR / 500 ML BTL

Inspired by our short and sweet Texas winter, we’ve created a small batch imperial stout to keep you warm around the fire pit. This rich winter brew pours black as night with aromas of cocoa powder, pecan, marshmallow and whiskey. The first sip
evokes s’mores, followed full bodied dark chocolate and a whiskey finish.

We aged this small batch for for over a year in freshly-dumped Treaty Oak Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon barrels from Treaty Oak in Dripping Springs, TX. The chocolate and roasted malt base marries up with Treaty Oak’s bourbon made with 100% Texas-grown Barton Springs Mill heirloom corn, wheat and barley.

Lorenzo — Mexican Hot Chocolate Imperial Stout

Vanilla / Heat / Dark Chocolate / 9.1% abv
8oz pour / 500ml bottle

We took inspiration from traditional South-of-the-border hot chocolate, combining the dark chocolate malt base with cinnamon, vanilla beans and touch of heat and smoke from cascabel and ancho chili peppers.  We’re honoring Lorenzo de Zavala, who dedicated his life to fighting oppression and building democracy. He helped author both the first Mexican and first Republic of Texas constitutions, and was the first Vice President of Texas!

Flanders Fields — Oude Bruin

This barrel aged sour brown ale is our Texas tribute to a traditional style of the Flemish region of Belgium. We began with Texas grown pilsner, munich and chocolate malts. Vista’s well water and house-aged hops mingle nicely with a strain of  Brettanomyces isolated from a small Belgian brewery. Fifteen months in a neutral oak give us a balanced sour brown ale which pays tribute to the style.

Named in honor of the poem by John McCrae written as a tribute to fallen soldiers on WWI.
“Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.”

Grato — Lambic-Style Ale with Italian Plums

Dry / Fruit-forward / Brett / 6.8% abv
8 oz pour / 500ml bottle

This delicate and lightly tart wine barrel-aged ale is our Texas tribute to a traditional style, adding the terroir of freshly-dumped local wine barrels. We began with 100% grown and malted Texas grain, Vista well water and house-aged hops. The beer fermented with a blend of yeast and bacteria, plus a heavy dose of Italian plums for over 12 months in Mourvèdre barrels from
nearby William Chris Vineyards. Grato pairs well with a wide range of foods, from cheese & charcuterie, to grilled meats, to chocolate mousse.

Named for the Italian word “grato”, literally translated to “grateful” or “thankful” to remind us all to live with gratitude.

Stonewall — Lambic-Style Ale with Texas Peaches

PEACH / BARNYARD / TANNIN / 7.0% ABV
8 OZ POUR / 500ML BOTTLE

Vista fans’ favorite barrel-aged beer is BACK just in time for the summer peach season! Just down the road from Vista’s ranch sits one of the best peach growing regions in the world: Stonewall, TX. We incorporated this local fruit at the peak of ripeness into a mixed culture, Lambic-style ale. This delicate brew is tart and dry, with aromas of fresh peach and alluring rose that give way to farmhouse Brett notes, medium acidity and tannins.

Vista’s first vintage of Stonewall won “Best Limited Release Beer” from the Austin Beer Guide and a national Good Food Award, which considers local sourcing of ingredients and sustainable business operations. This year’s vintage uses peaches from Vogel Orchards and aged in freshly-dumped Port and Sangiovese barrels from our friends at William Chris Vineyards. It is spot on, if even better than the 2019 release!

Muse — Texas Wild Ale

Barnyard / Peach / Tannin / 7.8% abv
8 oz draft / 500ml bottles

Light bodied, with a beautiful amber color. Subtle earthy aroma, pleasant tartness, hints of apple and pear with a dry finish.

Let this delicate and nuanced ale inspire tall Texas tales and Hill Country songs! Over 18 months in French oak barrels, along with light additions of Red Wheat and Dark Munich malts give an amber glow and mild acidity to this subtle ale. 100% Texas grown malts, water from Vista’s aquifer-fed well, wine barrels from our friends at Bending Branch winery, house-aged hops and a blend of Brettanomyces and bacterial fermentation come together to create an easy-drinking and approachable wild ale.

Barrel Aged Shapeshifter Little Saison

Tart / Lemon / Mineral / 5.5% abv
8 oz pour / 500 ml BTL

A small batch of our Shapeshifter Little Saison, a 3.8% table beer brewed in collaboration with Funkwerks. Time in William Chris Roussanne barrels transformed it into a tart and dry brew with notes of lemon and apricot. Subdued Brett character melds nicely with the minerality of the wine and tannin of the barrel.

Treaty — Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout

Toffee / Oak / Tobacco Leaf / 8.1% abv
8 OZ POUR / 500 ML BTL

Inspired by the famous 500-year old tree in Austin, under which Stephen F. Austin signed a treaty which helped form Texas. A sapling descended from the original Treaty Oak is planted here at Vista!

We aged this smooth oatmeal stout for 12 months in Ghost Hill Texas Bourbon barrels from our neighbors Treaty Oak. The roasted malt base and addition of oatmeal stand up to the flavors imparted by the barrel. Rich dark and roasty malt notes give way to tobacco and toffee flavors and a beautiful oak finish.The result is a smooth-sipping stout with true Texas character!

Wine-barrel-aged beers made for sharing over a meal or storing in your cellar.  Check out our Tasting Room menu for the latest limited-release bottle list, or join our Barrel Club for exclusive releases.

Pick up a can of 32 oz of fresh beer straight from our taps, always 3 for $25.   Grab a 36oz Vista YETI Rambler, with your first beer fill included, or bring any size growler to fill.

Take home our most popular beer garden beers in a 12oz can!  Look for Adair Kolsch and Dark Skies Black Pilsner, along with limited runs of seasonal brews.

Email us to check beer availability and to pick up a 5.15 or 15.5 gallon keg for your event or kegerator.  Note, we do not provide taps, tubs or serving equipment.  Please give three days advance notice.