The world is quickly figuring out how pleasantly different Austin, Texas is. The ever-growing capital city is liberal, weird, and yet still as Texas as it comes. Independence Brewing Company started their operation in 2004 and has exuded pure Austin culture ever since—thanks to beer enthusiasts and UT grads Rob and Amy Cartwright. As their name suggests, there is nothing corporate about Independence Brewing, which is evident in everything they do.
If Austin Could Be Bottled
The first Saturday of every month is tour and tasting day at Independence—an incredible way to enjoy your Saturday afternoon. Listen to local bands, get a bite to eat, bring your dog, and enjoy the Central Texas weather.
Beer and Labels of Home
Freestyle is their malty American-style wheat beer, donning a pure Central Texas river day. It's a perfect complement to catching some hot Texas rays.
The chocolaty Bootlegger Brown is rich enough in taste to go without a label; however, the sharp-dressed man staring at the Austin skyline in the mirror of his old red pick-up as he makes a run for it...brings you back to a different time—when brewing and distributing beer in Texas was a dangerous passion.
Independence's signature Austin Amber captures the entire city like nothing else does. Its not-too-heavy balance of citrus and sweetness is a microcosm of friendly Texas folks. The entire city of Austin is accurately depicted on its label, from lakes to bats to local movies to longhorns to bluebonnets. There couldn't be a finer Beer of Austin.