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.

Merriwether — Hefeweizen with Foraged Ingredients

FLORAL / BREAD / CLOVE

Each season, we collaborate with our friend and foraging expert Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbuggen to assess the bounty of plants available around our property. This year’s release is a classic German hefe which features dewberry & dandelion blossoms, plus fragrant elderberry. 4.3% abv. 0.5L pour.

Zwickeled Pink — Dry-hopped Pilsner

CRISP / TROPICAL / PINE

Vista’s Pink Boots collaboration brew is an unfiltered and unpasteurized German-style lager, which we dry-hopped with the 2019 Pink Boots Hops Blend (Loral, Glacier, Mosaic, Sabro, and Simcoe). This beer will pour a hazy golden hue with a fluffy white head that lingers on the glass.

Pink Boots Society is an international nonprofit offering education and networking to women in the beer industry. Vista has pledged to donate a portion of sales of each beer to the Pink Boots Scholarship Fund.  5.3% abv.  0.5L pour.

Barrel Program

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

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.

Stonewall — Lambic-style ale with Texas Peaches

sour / peach / leather

Just down the road from our 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 tart Lambic-style ale using seven mixed cultures, and aged it in freshly-emptied Petite Sirah barrels from Bending Branch Winery.
Delicate and dry, with a sparkling, golden color. Pleasingly tart, with true peach flavor and earthy Brett notes. A wonderful pairing beer, try with soft cheeses, classic mussels in white wine, pork belly or any type of fruit pie. Botles will cellar well for several years.  6.3% abv.  8 oz pour.

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 / Drinkable / Effervescent 

silver medal – best little brewfest in Texas
regional champion – us beer tasting champs

An ale-lager hybrid with an easy-drinking lager mouthfeel and a touch of fruit notes coming through 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. 4.5% abv.  0.5L pour.

Dark Skies — Black Pilsner

Balanced / DRY / cookie-like

GOLD MEDAL – 2018 US OPEN beer championships

A black lager with hints of coffee and roasted marshmallow.  European hops are used to balance the body alongside the German specialty malts and German yeast which imparts fruitcake and fresh dough flavors and aromas. Named for: the big, bright stars over Driftwood and the International Dark Sky Association.  4.9% abv.  0.5L pour.

Destination – American IPA

Floral & Citrus / Balanced Bitterness

No-nonsense American IPA brewed with a clean profile to truly showcase the citrus and floral hop aromas that we love. 6.5% abv.  45 IBU.  0.5L pour.

Karst – German Altbier

amber / toffee / balanced

This brown, Dusseldorf-style ale-lager hybrid pours a deep amber color with a fluffy tan head. We showcase biscuity pilsner malts and sweet toffee flavor from German caramel malts, balanced with the clean bitterness of generous additions of German noble hops.

NAMED FOR: The porous, holey limestone found here under our feet at Vista and throughout the Edwards and Trinity aquifers. We draw mineral rich water filtered by these karst stone aquifers for all of our beers at Vista.  5.2% abv.  0.5L pour

Le Saison – Farmhouse Ale

Citrus / Pear / Peppercorn

Hazy straw color with a luscious white head, aromas of worn leather and citrusy peppercorns. Pair this elegant beer with any of our grilled meats, or take a pint on our walking trail and explore this brew’s delicate layers. 6.6% abv.  0.5L pour.

Little Trinity — Belgian Blonde Ale

VANILLA / SPICY / PEAR

Our new summer ale is a trubite to the aquifer we draw our water from! This beer highlights the complex Belgian yeast aromas we love so much…spicy, fruity, light hop bitterness with a dry finish. Pouring a light golden color with delicate effervescence. 7.4% abv. 8 oz pour.

Hensel — Helles Lager

Crisp / dry / golden

This classic Munich-style lager with mild hop character is balanced, bright and drinkable. Named for: Vista’s own Hill Country well water. Our 450ft deep well sits in the Middle Trinity aquifer, which is made up of the Lower Glen Rose, Cow Creek and Hensel formations. 5.0 % abv. 0.5L pour.

Padre — Southern Hemisphere IPA

TROPICAL / PINE / white grape

Our Brewmaster had fun with this brew: a West Coast IPA using heavy doses of Southern Hemispere hops both in the kettle (Stella & Pacific Gem) and as a dry hop (Pacific Gem, Wakatu). The result is a unique blend of West Coast bitterness and Southern Hemisphere vinous & tropical aromas, with flavors of pine, white grape, peach and green apple. Named for: all of those beer-loving dads out there (released on Father’s Day weekend!) and one of Vista’s favorite musician-veteran-cowboy-welders, Padre Paul. Catch him on Vista’s stage and tell him nice job building our playground!  7.3 % abv. 05L pour.