Holiday 2023 Hours at Altstadt Brewery

The holiday season is upon us, and amidst the joyful chaos, finding time to unwind is crucial. Whether you’re looking to savor a festive meal or simply enjoy a world-class beer, Altstadt Brewery in historic Fredericksburg, TX, has you covered.

We’ve adjusted our hours to accommodate the holiday spirit and your celebration plans. Below are our special hours for the season, ensuring you can plan your visits accordingly and never miss out on the taste of Germany in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.

Christmas Week

MondayCLOSED (Christmas)
Wednesday11:30 AM – 8 PM
Thursday11:30 AM – 8 PM
Friday11:30 AM – 9 PM
Saturday11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday11 AM – 9 PM (NYE)

New Years Week

Monday11 AM – 4 PM (Brunch)
Thursday11:30 AM – 8 PM
Friday11:30 AM – 9 PM
Saturday11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday11 AM – 6 PM

From all of us at Altstadt Brewery, we wish you a delightful holiday season filled with cheer and exceptional experiences. Prost to good times and great company!

Celebrate Thanksgiving with a German Twist, Altstadt Brewery’s Takeout Meals Serves 8

Thanksgiving is a time of warmth, gratitude, and family gatherings. But let’s be honest, it can also be a time of kitchen chaos, endless prep, and a mountain of dishes. This year, why not let go of the hassle and focus on what truly matters? Altstadt Brewery, nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, is offering a sumptuous solution that marries the comfort of Thanksgiving with the hearty essence of Germany.

TL;DR: Simplify your Thanksgiving with Altstadt Brewery’s German-inspired feast!

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a Bavarian twist and make memories that matter.

A Thanksgiving Feast, Crafted with Care

Our Thanksgiving Togo Dinner Bundle is more than just a meal; it’s a carefully curated experience designed to create memories around your table without the stress of cooking. Our culinary team has infused traditional Thanksgiving flavors with our signature German flair, resulting in a feast that’s both familiar and excitingly different.

Here’s a glimpse of what our bundle includes, ensuring a hearty celebration for a group of eight:

  • Turkey-Schnitzel: A German twist on the Thanksgiving turkey, our schnitzel is tender, breaded, and pan-fried to golden perfection.
  • Panzanella Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette: Crispy and colorful, this salad brings a zesty start to your feast.
  • House-Made Cranberry Sauce: Sweet, tangy, and made from scratch, it’s the perfect companion to your schnitzel.
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes: Silky smooth, naturally sweet, and utterly comforting.
  • Pretzel & Jalapeño Stuffing: A savory, spicy side that gives a nod to our brewery roots.
  • Vanilla & Chocolate Chips Bread Pudding: End your meal on a sweet note with a dessert that’s sure to become a new favorite.

The Simplicity of Celebration

Available exclusively on, our takeout meals can be picked up on Tuesday or Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Every dish is prepared, packaged cold, and comes with simple reheating instructions to ensure a stress-free holiday with all the flavor and none of the fuss.

Why Choose Altstadt’s Thanksgiving Bundle?

  • Quality Time Over Kitchen Time: Spend your day with loved ones, not your oven.
  • No Compromise on Taste: Our chefs bring you a feast that would make both Pilgrims and Bavarians proud.
  • World-Class Flavors at Home: Enjoy the rich, comforting flavors of a gourmet meal in the coziness of your own dining room.
  • A Unique Twist on Tradition: Surprise your guests with a menu that stands out from the typical Thanksgiving fare.

Book Your Bundle Now

Ready to indulge in a Thanksgiving with a difference? Reserve your Thanksgiving Togo Dinner Bundle from Altstadt Brewery and transform your holiday into a stress-free, flavor-filled celebration. Availability is limited—order today!

At Altstadt Brewery, we’re not just brewing beer; we’re crafting experiences. Let us be a part of your Thanksgiving tradition.

Thanksgiving Togo Dinner Bundle:

  • Turkey-Schnitzel
  • Panzanella Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
  • House-Made Cranberry Sauce
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Pretzel & Jalapeño Stuffing
  • Vanilla & Chocolate Chips Bread Pudding

Remember, Thanksgiving is about making memories, not just meals. With Altstadt Brewery, bring home a banquet that will be remembered for years to come. Visit us on and search for Altstadt Brewery to secure your holiday feast today.

Altstadt Brewery helps support Veterans with new $1 for every case program.

Altstadt Brewery Donates $1 for every case sold to help support Veterans through the Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations.

Altstadt Brewery will be donating $1 for every case sold on May 1st till Memorial Day, in the Austin area, to help Veterans and their families in need, through the Texas Coalition of Veterans Organizations. Plans are scheduled to expand the program to other areas in the state of Texas.

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Craft Beer and Brewing Highlights Head Brewer Craig Rowan

From Podcast Episode 178: Altstadt Brewery’s Craig Rowan Can Taste the Hard Work in His Beer

The head brewer for German-inspired Altstadt explains the process of dialing in their lagers on one of the most exquisitely built-out small breweries in North America.

Altstadt Brewery is a remarkable creation—a gleaming brewery, taproom, restaurant, and event space designed in the form of a European-style chateau, plopped down in the German-American community of Fredericksburg, Texas, amidst wineries and farms. No expense was spared, and it’s quite possibly the most costly build-out of a 12,000-barrel-per-year brewery in the recent history of brewing.

It could be written off as a vanity project for a wealthy father and son if the beer didn’t hold its own. But in 2019, under the leadership of head brewer Craig Rowan, the brewery took two gold medals at the Great American Beer Festival (for helles and Kölsch) and put Texas lager contemporaries on notice that they meant business. Rowan’s career began at Louisiana’s Abita Brewery, where he started in packaging and (over a decade) worked his way up to the brew deck and into the pilot brewery before leaving for the opportunity at Altstadt. But Rowan’s focus on precision made him well suited to take the reins of the brewery in 2018 when the previous brewmaster departed.

In this episode, he walks through the steps they took in honing the earlier iterations of their core beers—a process of testing and improvement that ultimately yielded serious rewards. For Rowan, the goal was riding that line of approachability and character, keeping the beers on the lower side of accepted ABV ranges, but ensuring that they remained convincing. From malt selection and mash technique to yeast and fermentation process to water treatment and finishing, he outlines the small things that they tweaked. While they don’t have the ability to employ some of the more difficult and time-consuming lager-brewing processes, they do sweat the details, and it shows in the beer.

“I’m a big believer in the work you put into a product shows to a customer,” says Rowan. “So if you’re decocting your beer, and you’re doing it well—you’ve studied how to do it, and you really understand why you’re doing it and what you’re doing it for–that’s going to show up in the final product. Working hard for something is always going to make it a better product.”

Listen to the Podcast here.

Introducing Altstadt Unplugged!

An intimate live music dinner event with artists from all over the country. Get to know the artists and their songs with a sit down dinner and a show. Each session will also include a specialty chef offering on the menu. Altstadt Unplugged will happen every 3rd Friday of each month, 6-8pm. Purchasing tickets are strongly encouraged, limited seating available, 50% capacity limitations.

Keep a look out for more great musicians every 3rd Friday at Altstadt Brewery!

Tickets are $45/person, including dinner and show. Buy tickets and learn more at

Valentine’s Day Redo at Altstadt Brewery

Cancelled due to crazy Texas weather!

We appreciate everyone for selling out this event and trying to make it. We had to cancel due to severe weather. See you next year!


5pm & 7:30pm

with Harpist, Emily Oskins
Chef’s Specialty Menu | $65/person

Join Altstadt Brewery for a romantic dinner and music Sunday, February 21st, 2021, 5-8pm. Altstadt Brewery will be staying open late to entertain you with 2 options for your Valentine to enjoy.

Buy Tickets to enjoy a specialty menu from our chef while listening to live music by Harpist, Emily Oskins. Chef Michael Logan has some really great treats for you to enjoy, including Steak, Quail or Crab Stuffed Flounder for only $65/person. 2 seatings available, 5pm and 7:30pm.

Dinner With Thomas Michael Riley

First Come First Serve, Friday, January 22, 2021.

Sit back and relax in the Grand Ball Room, enjoying dinner and great music from Thomas Michael Riley at Altstadt Brewery, Friday January 22, 2021. Thomas Michael Riley is renown across the Texas Hill country and beyond for his songs about real people. They may not be politically correct all the time, but they are for folks that work hard and play hard.

Cost: $10 per person + the purchase of dinner




First Come First Serve. No reservations. Seating begins at 5pm.Limited seating available, 50% capacity limitations.

Altstadt Oktoberfest Ranked #1 by the Houston Chronicle

Among H-E-B Oktoberfest offerings, Altstadt Oktoberfest ranks #1 among International, National and Texas brands.

Altstadt Oktoberfest ruled over all. Abigail Rosenthal/Chron

With all the offerings of Oktoberfest across the state, Altstadt Brewery’s Oktoberfest has been recognized as #1 among H-E-B offerings by the Houston Chronicle.

The rankings only included H-E-B offerings, but some big names from across the world and locally made the list. The list included German breweries – Warsteiner and Ayinger, National Breweries – Samuel Adams and Bell’s, and local Texas Breweries – Saint Arnold, 903 Brewers, Shiner, Live Oak, and Karbach.

“Altstadt and Bell’s produced our two perfect scorers, and we were big fans of both of them. However, Altstadt was our ultimate favorite of all 12 beers we tried. It edged out Bell’s just slightly for producing a more classic Oktoberfest beer in its German-style brewery.”

Author, Abigail Rosenthal

Read the reviews of each beer and to see how we ranked by visiting the Houston Chronicle Website at

Image credits: Abigail Rosenthal/Chron