I recently had the most delicious pint of Live Oak HefeWeizen at a beer garden. As crazy as it sounds a glass of beer swept me off my feet. It inspired me to look into taking a tour of Live Oak Brewing Company, a home-grown East Austin brewery. Turns out they give tours twice a month and take reservations a few days before the tour date.
The brewery is located in a little hole in the wall of a place that lacks air-conditioning or heat, in other words it's not fancy. But what they lack in fancy they make up in special beer and brewers who are truly passionate about their craft. My favorite part of our visit was the very generous samplings of their Live Oak brews. We sampled the Pilz, Big Bark, Liberation Ale, Primus, and my favorite the HefeWeizen. Oh and did I mention that the tour and all of the tasty beer is completely free. Yes you heard me, Free Beer!
If you happen to spot Live Oak brew on tap at a watering hole in Texas give it a try. Or better yet if you're in the Austin area I recommend you stop by Live Oak Brewing Company for a tour.