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.

On the Grounds — Brown Ale with Cold Brew Coffee

Collaboration with Spokesman Coffee

Coffee/ chocolate / caramel / 4.9% ABV

0.5L pour / Pitcher / Crowler

We put our heads together with the bean & beer experts over at Spokesman to create this winter favorite. We taste tested coffees from around the world to select this blend of Ethiopian and Guatemalan beans to accentuate the dark malts used in this classic brown ale. We made a cold brew coffee using the beer, then added the strong brew back into the beer. Enjoy this double buzz!

Barton Creek Gold — Blonde Ale

Collab with BARTON CREEK COUNTRY CLUB
BREADY / CRISP / PINE / 4.2% abv

0.5L pour / Crowler

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 as the perfect brew for a day on the golf course!

Lady Bird 2019 — Texas Wit Bier

Collaboration with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

SPICE / FRUIT / BANANA / CLOVE

A classic Belgian style with a little local Texas Hill Country flair. We partner each fall with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center to source native botanicals from their Taste of Place Garden used in a rotating recipe. This wit bier is infused with their Prairie Tea and Papalo, along with a touch of orange peel.  5.0% abv,  0.5L pour.

Merriwether — Hefeweizen with Foraged Blossoms

Collaboration with Foraging Texas

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.

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.

Golden Grove — Texas Wild Ale with Blood Orange & Tangerine

sour / fruity / earth / 8.0% abv
8 oz pour / 500ml bottle

This sour wild ale pours a beautiful golden color with aromas of citrus, pineapple and black tea. The first sip is fruit-forward with tangerine and peach, evolving to an earthy, dry tart finish. Named for the legend of St. Nicholas gifting golden coins into stockings hung by the fire.

Grato — Lambic-Style Ale with Italian Plums

Dry/ plum / tart / 6.8% abv
8 oz pour / 500ml bottle

Delicate and dry, with fruit-forward notes of plum and dried fruit. Rich and savory, with biscuity, earthy Brett notes. This beer fermented and aged on Italian plums for 18 months in barrels from nearby Bending Branch Winery. Just days before we filled with beer, these barrels held bold Italian red wine. We lovingly refer to this farmhouse ale as “grato”, an Italian word literally translated to “grateful” or “thankful.” Enjoy now, or age in your cellar for years to come.

Travis — Wine Barrel Aged Brett Ale

white grape / earth / honey / 6.5% / 8oz pour

A mildly tart farmhouse ale with aromas of wood, white grape and honey. Golden in color, with vinous fruit and classic earthy Brett flavors.

Our ranch sits in the center of the colonial land grant of William Barret Travis, one of the founding fathers of Texas. With this brew, we’re paying tribute to the newly recognized Heritage Trail through the Hill Country named in his honor.
By using a strain of Brettanomyces called Claussenii in this wine-barrel-aged ale, we’re also honoring a founding father of brewing science, N. Hjelte Claussen, who categorized Brett yeast in 1904.

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.

Lorenzo — Imperial Stout with Mexican Hot Chocolate Spices

Rich / Chocolate / Spice / 8.2% abv
8oz pour / 500ml bottle

We took inspiration from traditional South-of-the-border hot chocolate, combining the dark chocolate malt base with Ceylon cinnamon, Mexican vanilla Beans and guajillo 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!

Red Lion — Belgo-American Red Ale

CARAMEL / PINE / DRIED FRUIT

Perfect for fall, this amber-hued ale is a hybrid Red IPA made with Belgian yeast. You’ll find pine and cedar aromas from the Centennial hops and beautiful ester notes from the yeast, all balanced with rich caramel & toffee notes from the malt bill.
Red Lion is a storied US Army Regiment, in which our Brewmaster Pat served. This beer honors all the men and women who have served and will serve in this regiment.  0.5L pour.  6.8% abv.

Destination — American IPA

Floral / Citrus / Balanced
national champion – us beer tasting champs

An American IPA which highlights the citrus and floral aromas of the CTZ, Simcoe and Cryo Citra hops (the latter use both in the boil and as a dry hop!). Named for: travels to destinations near and far that have inspired our dreams!  6.5% abv / 45 IBU / 0.5L pour

Le Saison — Farmhouse Ale

Citrus / pear / Peppercorn

honorable mention – us beer tasting champs

A complex farmhouse style paying tribute to the classic style of Northern France.  We use three unique yeast strains over a 12 week fermentation. Pours a hazy straw color with a luscious white head, aromas of leather and peppercorn. Pair this elegant beer with any of our grilled meats, or take a pint on our walking trail and explore it’s delicate layers.  6.6% abv.  0.5L pour.

Encore — Imperial IPA

juicy / smooth / full-bodied / 9.5% abv / 78 IBU

Brewed for our 2nd Annual Outside the City Limits Festival, this beer is a celebration of big, juicy Simcoe and Amarillo hops, showcased on a balanced malt backbone. Encore is complex and hoppy, yet still easy drinking and well-balanced.  8oz 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.

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.

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.

Lorenzo — Imperial Stout with Mexican Hot Chocolate Spices

Rich / Chocolate / Spice / 8.2% abv
8oz pour / 500ml bottle

We took inspiration from traditional South-of-the-border hot chocolate, combining the dark chocolate malt base with Ceylon cinnamon, Mexican vanilla Beans and guajillo 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!

Golden Grove — Texas Wild Ale with Blood Orange & Tangerine

sour / fruity / earth / 8.0% abv
8 oz pour / 500ml bottle

This sour wild ale pours a beautiful golden color with aromas of citrus, pineapple and black tea. The first sip is fruit-forward with tangerine and peach, evolving to an earthy, dry tart finish. Named for the legend of St. Nicholas gifting golden coins into stockings hung by the fire.

Grato — Lambic-Style Ale with Italian Plums

Dry/ plum / tart / 6.8% abv
8 oz pour / 500ml bottle

Delicate and dry, with fruit-forward notes of plum and dried fruit. Rich and savory, with biscuity, earthy Brett notes. This beer fermented and aged on Italian plums for 18 months in barrels from nearby Bending Branch Winery. Just days before we filled with beer, these barrels held bold Italian red wine. We lovingly refer to this farmhouse ale as “grato”, an Italian word literally translated to “grateful” or “thankful.” Enjoy now, or age in your cellar for years to come.

Le Saison — Farmhouse Ale

Citrus / pear / Peppercorn

honorable mention – us beer tasting champs

A complex farmhouse style paying tribute to the classic style of Northern France.  We use three unique yeast strains over a 12 week fermentation. Pours a hazy straw color with a luscious white head, aromas of leather and peppercorn. Pair this elegant beer with any of our grilled meats, or take a pint on our walking trail and explore it’s delicate layers.  6.6% abv.  0.5L pour.

Glen Rose — Belgian Lambic-Style Ale

Woody / Tannic / Vinous

6.5% abv / 500ml bottle

The latest release from our barrel program is an unfruited, mixed-culture farmhouse ale which pays homage to both the beer styles of the Senne Valley of Belgium and our Hill Country well water. Glen Rose is just one of the formations that make up the Trinity aquifer, which provides Vista with beautiful, mineral-rich water for brewing.

A blend of six cultures and micro-flora produces a mildly tart ale with hints of dark fruit and leather. Golden in color, with notes of red wine, vanilla and oak from the freshly-emptied red wine barrels from Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, TX. The fruity and tannic flavors are a natural pairing with soft cheese such as Brie, a grilled steak, or fruit desserts.

Travis — Wine Barrel Aged Brett Ale

white grape / earth / honey / 6.5% / 8oz pour

A mildly tart farmhouse ale with aromas of wood, white grape and honey. Golden in color, with vinous fruit and classic earthy Brett flavors.

Our ranch sits in the center of the colonial land grant of William Barret Travis, one of the founding fathers of Texas. With this brew, we’re paying tribute to the newly recognized Heritage Trail through the Hill Country named in his honor.
By using a strain of Brettanomyces called Claussenii in this wine-barrel-aged ale, we’re also honoring a founding father of brewing science, N. Hjelte Claussen, who categorized Brett yeast in 1904.

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.