Texas Breweries: A Toast to Twisted X Brewing Company

Discover the heart of Texas Beer with an exclusive look at Twisted X Brewing Company, a cornerstone of Texas Breweries. Dive into our detailed review, exploring the rich history, innovative facility, and the diverse range of craft beers that embody the Lone Star State's spirit.
  • Ambiance
  • Beer Selection and Quality
  • Price / Value
4.3/5Overall Score

Discover the heart of Texas Beer with an exclusive look at Twisted X Brewing Company, a cornerstone of Texas Breweries. Dive into our detailed review, exploring the rich history, innovative facility, and the diverse range of craft beers that embody the Lone Star State's spirit.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Brewery History and Facility
  • Beer Highlights
  • Other Beers
  • Clubs and Memberships
  • Conclusion
  • FAQ
  • About the Author


In the heart of the Texas Hill Country, where the air is as rich with hops as it is with history, lies Twisted X Brewing Company, a gem in the crown of Texas Beer. My journey to explore the finest brews led me to their doorstep, where the aroma of craft beer promised an unforgettable experience. In this review, I’ll share my delightful journey through their unique flavors, rich history, and the vibrant atmosphere that Twisted X is known for, ensuring beer lovers understand why it’s a must-visit destination.

What Makes Twisted X Brewery Different?

The Indoor/Outdoor venue with activities and multiple food options.

Brewery History and Facility

Twisted X Brewing Company, nestled in the Texas Hill Country, has been creating unique, quality craft beers that embody the Texan spirit since its inception. With a dedication to innovation and quality, they’ve transformed from a small setup into a sprawling facility that’s as welcoming as it is impressive. Here, tradition meets modernity, as the brewers pour their passion into every batch, ensuring a true Texas Beer experience for all who visit.

You will find Twisted X Brewery in Dripping Springs, TX, near the corner of Ranch Road 12 and Highway 150. The building sports a true Texas charm, with lots of wood construction and accents. It is room indoors and out, so either seating option will work for you. Outside of just sitting and drinking beer, there is live music playing regularly (during our visit we listened to Anthony Garcia: a good singer and an amazing guitarist), as well as various other games and activities for adults and kids. Yes, Twisted X is kid friendly (and dog friendly).

As far as food goes, one thing you will notice is the multiple food trucks surrounding the brewery, each offering something different. The trucks are far enough away so things are crowded which is nice. The food is very good, and I recommend if you go to Twisted X to take an appetite with you.

For those non-beer drinkers who visit Twisted X with beer drinkers, they do serve a few wines from William Chris Vineyards (see review) and Lost Draw Vineyards.

Beer Highlights

Ok, so let’s get to the beers. I took the flight of beer so I could taste as many as possible. My flight came with six options (out of 7 beers) so I had to drop one. I chose to drop one of the stouts and go with the other six beers. As far as pricing, pints/glasses cost between $6.50 and $8, with the Imperial Oatmeal Stout costing $10 in a snifter. This is decent pricing for craft draft beer, and I am happy to see they are not overcharging for beer.

MCCONAUHAZE: A good 6.5% ABV Hazy IPA (also known as a New England IPA), is a delightfully cloudy beer with a golden to orange hue, with a soft, smooth texture. It has low bitterness (22 IBU) but high hop flavor, and bursting with fruity and floral notes like citrus, tropical fruit, or pine. The aroma is robust and hoppy, inviting you to take a sip and enjoy the interplay of flavors. I enjoyed this one even though I am not usually a hazy guy.

AUSTIN LAGER: This one is a lightly hopped lager with 5.2% ABV and 19 IBU. I found it to be a middle of the road lager as it lacked any complexity in my opinion. It is a nice, clean beer and would be best on a warm summer day.

PITMASTER: This Pilsner was nice as it was crisp and clear and had more flavor than the lager. Again, a beer I would pin for warm weather drinking.

GULF KOLSCH: This Kolsch is a 5.1% ABV and 20 IBU epitome of a Kolsch beer. If you typically like German beer, you will like this one.

ALE OF LIGHTS: This gingerbread amber was one of my favorites. At 5/3% ABV and 22 IBU, it is still lower in bitterness than I usually prefer, but I found this one tasty. If I were to order a full pint, it this would be my second favorite.

VADER BOMB: This one was my favorite, and if I was to order a full glass, it would be this Imperial Oatmeal Stout. At 10.9% ABV, it mirrors some of the best stouts I have had. It had a creamy head and a beautiful flavor sitting in between the more “burnt” flavored stouts and a porter. I highly recommend this one.

Other Beers

There was one beer I did not taste, and one Cider on the guest tap.

Quikie: This is a Milk Stout at 4.9% ABV and 25 IBU.

Austin Eastciders Original Dry Cider: A dry cider at 5% ABV.

Clubs and Memberships

There are no clubs or memberships available.


Twisted X Brewing Company stands as a beacon among Texas Breweries, offering an array of Texas Beer that is as diverse as it is delicious.

Their commitment to quality and community has created a space where beer enthusiasts can gather and enjoy the finer things in life. Whether you’re a die-hard beer aficionado or just dipping your toes in the craft beer waters, Twisted X promises an experience that’s as enriching as it is refreshing.

Twisted X Brewing Company not only embodies the rich culture and flavor of Texas Breweries but also stands out for its innovative approach to crafting Texas Beer. A visit here offers an insight into the dedication and community that makes the Texas beer scene truly special. Cheers to their continued success and the remarkable flavors they bring to the world of beer!



Q: Can I visit the brewery for a tour?

A: Absolutely, Twisted X offers tours that delve into their brewing process and history.

Q: Are their beers available outside of the brewery?

A: Yes, while they are a proud Texas Brewery, select beers are distributed to retail stores such as HEB.

Q: What are the taproom hours?

A: The taproom hours vary, so it’s best to check their website or call ahead for the latest information.

Q: Does Twisted X host any events?

A: Yes, they host a variety of events throughout the year, celebrating both beer and community.

Q: Are there food options available at the brewery?

A: Yes, Twisted X features food trucks and local food options to complement their beer selections.

About the Author

A native of Texas, Ken “Texan” Pierce is a renowned alcohol aficionado with over 15 years of experience in the Texas wine, whiskey, and beer industry. With a vast number of alcohol production resources right in his back yard in the Texas Hill Country, Ken has made it his mission to promote and advance the Texas winemaking, distilling, and brewing industry across the country.  His uncanny ability to identify tasting notes and pairings makes him a respected authority within alcohol enthusiast circles. When he’s not reviewing the latest craft spirits, you can find Ken playing his guitar, trying to sing, and sipping on a Texas libation.

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