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.

Journey — Rye Lager

smooth / bready / white pepper / 5.1% abv / 0.5L pour

Journey is a crisp, smooth rye lager brewed in collaboration with Flying Machine Brewing Co from Wilmington, North Carolina. Our friends opened a destination brewery in this beach town, and given our shared brewing philosophy and sense of adventure, we knew we had to brew a collaboration.

Life is about the journey, after all! Our two breweries make similar styles of clean beer garden beers and wine-barrel aged mixed culture beers using local ingredients. A portion of this batch is aging in oak at Vista, and Flying Machine is brewing the same recipe using local North Carolina water, grains, yeast and wine barrels. We can’t wait to taste them side by side.

The beer pours a medium golden color with a thick, fluffy white head. It begins with white pepper aroma and leads into notes of freshly baked bread with an herbal, slightly hoppy finish.

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.

Glen Rose — Belgian Lambic-Style Ale

Woody / Tannic / Vinous

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. 6.5% abv / 8 oz draft / 500ml bottle

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Home of the Brave – American Pale Ale

Pine / Cedar / Hoppy

A refreshing and hoppy ale using those classic Columbus, Cascade and Amarillo hops that make us proud to be an American! Balanced malt makes an easy drinking pale ale with pine and cedar aromas.  5.3% 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.

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.

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

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.

Seeking Sakura — Wine Barrel Aged Brett Ale with Cherries

VIBRANT / CHERRY / CHAMOMILE / 6.3% abv / 500ml bottle

This single-strain brett ale was aged with cherries in freshly-emptied Tempranilllo/Cab blend barrels from Lewis Wines. Vibrant sweet cherries deliver a juicy flavor and touch of acid. Earthy Brettanomyces Bruxellensis yeast lends notes of orange blossom, honeysuckle and cured leather.

Velo de Flor — Belgian Lambic-Style Ale

tart / effervescent / soft fruit / 6.0% /750ml bottle

We use a mixture of seven cultures to mimic traditional spontaneous fermentations of southern Belgium. Time in freshly-emptied Tempranillo, Tannat and Aglianico barrels lends a pink-hue with notes of citrus peel and sultanas. Brettanomyces gives dry farmhouse notes of earth and hay, along with a wine-like spice.

Glen Rose — Belgian Lambic-Style Ale

Woody / Tannic / Vinous

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. 6.5% abv / 8 oz draft / 500ml bottle

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.