Vista Brewing in the works as 21-acre destination brewery in Driftwood

8:26 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Drinks
Brewery co-owners Kent and Karen Killough recently broke ground on a brewery they hope to open in the Texas Hill Country early next year. They're calling it Vista for its gorgeous views.

Vista Brewing, a new Texas Hill Country brewery nestled among more than 600 large old oak and elm trees, plans to open a tasting room and production facility early next year. The project will eventually incorporate a restaurant, event center and eco-friendly tiny home lodging, according to a press release.

The 21-acre property, land that once was granted to Texas hero William B. Travis in 1835, already has an 18-hive apiary, and a farm and accompanying orchard are also in the works.

Brewery co-founders Kent and Karen Killough recently broke ground on their destination space at 13551 FM 150, in Driftwood. They have planned out their vision with local brewery architect OPA Design Studio, designing the ranch-style buildings of Vista “to fit into the canopies of the centuries-old oak trees,” according to the release.

As if that doesn’t sound heavenly enough, Vista Brewing is also going to have a quality beer program incorporating two main genres of beer  — all of which visitors will be able to enjoy one day in an expansive beer garden.

The brews will include “low-alcohol, dry, drinkable ‘beer garden beer,’ and more complex, wine-like beers which will age in barrels from wineries and distilleries” in the Texas Hill Country, according to the press release. The brewery (as well as the restaurant) will make its products with “fruits, vegetables and herbs grown at the Vista farm or foraged on the property, as well as honey from the apiary.”

Sound like a place you can’t wait to see open? Follow along on the progress of Vista Brewing at vistabrewingtx.com, which will link you to all its social media pages.

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