Texas Hill Country

The Hill Country region is a beautiful place located in South-Central Texas. Not only is a it a great place for motorcycling, both on and off pavement, but it is also a major tourism area. A combination of rolling hills, rivers, widely varied vegetation and peaceful, historic small towns make it a great place to visit. Extending mostly Westward from Austin and Northwest of San Antonio it marks the end of the American Southeast and the beginning of the Southwest. With an abundance of small shops, restaurants, more than 53 wineries and nearly 60 craft breweries there is always something to do.

 
 
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Pint & plow, kerrville, tx

Pint & Plow Brewing Company was founded with a passion to develop community by connecting people, place, and history through beer and food crafted from real ingredients.   As the first and only craft brewery in Kerrville, P&P has created a new industry and gathering place of which the people in the Kerrville community can be proud to call their own.


grape juice, kerrville, tx

In 2007, Grape Juice Wine Shop was born in Ingram, Texas where Patrick was able to showcase his wine knowledge and sell the wines made by the people he really loved. One year later, Grape Juice By-The-Glass was opened upstairs from the wine shop and quickly, from many hill country residents, became a place to hide out and enjoy great wine and friends. In September 2009, Patrick and his wife closed the Ingram location, purchased and renovated the old Rose Shop in downtown Kerrville and reopened Grape Juice adding unique beer and simple food to the mix.


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francisco’s, kerrville, tx

Tourists can enjoy a good meal along with a bite of Hill Country history while dining at Francisco’s Restaurant in Kerrville, located at 201 Earl Garrett in the restored Weston Building.  Francisco’s offers both indoor and sidewalk dining.  The menu features enough variety to cater to every palate, including steak, seafood, and Mexican food.


Fredericksburg brewing co, fredericksburg, tx

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Fredericksburg Brewing Company (FBC) began operation in 1994 and is the oldest brew pub in Texas. Located at 245 East Main Street FBC is in the heart of historic downtown Fredericksburg. They have brews that have won awards in both domestic and international competitions including a gold medal at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival Competition. This is one of our favorite stops when in Fredericksburg. You can view their menu here.


National museum of the pacific war

Fredericksburg was the hometown of Admiral Chester A. Nimitz, Commander-in-Chief United States Pacific Fleet during WWII. The Nimitz Steamboat Hotel owned by Nimitz’s grandfather, became home to the museum. Now expanded it houses the Nimitz Museum along with two other museums over a 6-acre campus. They offer many displays, self-guided tours and reenactments. Visit their website and plan an extra day in the Texas Hill Country.


Altstadt Brewery, Fredericksburg, TX

Located at 6120 US HWY 290 East, Altstadt Brewery is an authentic bavarian brewery dedicated to creating the purest, easy-drinking beers guided by the historic German Purity Law of 1516. They offer both food and drinks along with brewery tours. You can view their menu here.


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Bandera Ale project, bandera, tx

Located at 3540 Highway 16 South, just out of town in Bandera, TX. The Bandera Ale Project (BAP) is open Thursday - Sunday and is a great place to stop when visiting the unique “Cowboy Capital of the World”. We stumbled upon BAP when scouting dirt and gravel roads in the area. Although we passed it a couple of times previously, we stopped on a particularly hot, sunny day and are glad we did! The variety of quality craft brews is sure to satisfy anyone. Check out their menu at https://www.banderabrewery.com/