No matter who you are, if you float the rivers here in Texas, we recommend you do it full Texas-style with one of these state-made brews.
1. Native Texan, Independence Brewery – Pilsner – 5.2% ABV
Looks aren’t everything, but if they were, this can wins. It’s good to be a Texan, but if you’re not, it’s good to pretend like you are. Proudly hold this can with a little Texas pride while floating down the river.
2. Pearl Snap, Austin Beerworks – Pilsner – 5.3% ABV
A true pilsner with a crisp and refreshing finish, perfect for sipping in the heat of the Texas summer. Pearl Snap is a citywide fan favorite, from one of the finest and hippest breweries in town, often seen in the hands of music goers in East Austin.
3. River Beer, Hops and Grain – Lager – 5.2% ABV
Does it get any more obvious? People in Texas love beer and rivers. With its superior drinkability and not-so-subtle title, it would be rude to float the river without River Beer. It just makes sense.
4. Hans Pils, Real Ale Brewery, Pilsner ABV 5.3%
From one of the OG breweries in central Texas, silver medal winner, and aptly named after the owner’s German Shorthaired Pointer; this light and fresh Texas Pilsner is the one you want to take to the ball.
5. Live Oak HefeWeizen, Live Oak Brewery, Hefeweizen ABV 5.3%
A damn near perfect beer for any Texas occasion. With an unpretentious depth, and flavors of banana and cloves, Live Oak Hef, as we call it here in Austin, is a welcomed and celebrated guest at any party.
6. Lonestar 4.72% ABV
The National Beer of Texas, as it’s known, is tried and true. If you’re from other parts of the country, your cheap go-to frosty might be Rainier, PRB, or Yuengling, but in Texas we drink Lone Star.