Brewery Spotlight

Pinthouse Pizza

What can be more appealing than microbrews and pizza? Pinthouse Pizza was the most anticipated brewpub to be opened in 2012. The buzz about the great combination of pizza and beer was all over Austin, and when it finally opened its doors in Burnet, it was clamored by the local crowd.

Founded by six guys who are passionate about good food and craft beer, Pinthouse Pizza’s goal is to serve handcrafted pizza along with award-winning beer to its customers, especially those who appreciate the great taste. One of the co-founders and brewers, Joe Mohrfeld, says that they focus on flavor and aroma, and the rest just follows through. After achieving immense success, the second Pinthouse Pizza opened in Lamar in 2015, followed by another outlet in Round Rock.

Pinthouse Pizza is a family and friends kind of place, as they offer a great choice of beer and food that ranges from salads to appetizers and pizzas. Their menu changes from time to time, as most of the pizzas are handcrafted. They carefully source the ingredients for both food and beer. They have different distributors for different ingredients, and each distributor is carefully chosen to ensure that the food and drink they offer to their customers is fresh and delicious.  

Pinthouse Pizza takes pride in being a brewpub that has something to offer to family, friends, or both. Unlike many other breweries that are not family friendly, Pinthouse Pizza welcomes family and offers a great choice of food and drinks. 

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Their Best Brews

Pinthouse Pizza is a brewpub that offers a great selection of award-winning beer with hand-tossed pizza and pie. They specialize in craft beer and also have a soft corner for hop beer, which they brew in-house. They have more than forty taps that offer a great selection of guest craft beers, giving you plenty to choose from.

Some of their best brews include the following:

  • Motionless Pale – a hazy India pale ale
  • Training Bines
  • Fallen Cask – an India Pale Ale
  • Electric Jellyfish – a double India pale ale
  • Big Lebarrelski
  • Jaguar Shark – barrel-aged imperial dry Irish stout

Pinthouse Pizza always has the best to offer. Within a year of opening, they were named Austin’s Best Food and Beer Spot. They were also recognized as Austin’s Best Brewpub from 2013 through 2017 and won several gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Great American Beer Festival and the 2018 World Beer Cup. They also bagged the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places at the prestigious and famous Alpha King Challenge for the most hop-laden beer in America, as well as gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Los Angeles International Beer Competition in 2014 and 2015.

What to Expect

The Pinthouse Pizza is a craft brewpub unlike any other. There are three locations that offer great food with a wide choice of beers. As a beer lover, choosing just one beer can be daunting. If you are lucky, you can spot the head brewer and co-founder Joe Mohrfeld, who loves to talk about beer and the brewing process. Joe is the shaggy-headed brewer who is almost always around, sharing his opinion on beer to those interested. 

The brewpub is laden with long communal-style tables and offers a friendly pub vibe. You will find several different groups of people hanging out there, from a group of friends partying, to a family who wants to enjoy some quality time together. The place is a regular hangout for several locals who want to have a good beer while munching on some delicious hand-tossed pizza and delicious pies. The place is equipped with plenty of televisions and is usually crowded by groups watching games together. You will also find a game arcade for kids to play at while the parents enjoy their beer. If you are going to Pinthouse Pizza with your children, make sure to carry a lot of quarters.

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What the Customers Say

From being called the best brewers in Texas for their hops to winning national and global awards, Pinthouse Pizza has it all. Customers love them because they are constantly coming up with new and innovative ideas. They feel that both the pizza and the beer offered there are worth waiting for.

Most customers are extremely impressed with the brews offered by Pinthouse Pizza. They feel that the real wood floor of the venue makes this craft brewpub classy but casual, and as they are reasonably priced, every penny spent is worth the money. While some believe that the twenty-odd blonde wood-topped picnic tables give the pub a German look, others feel that the seating that can hold around two hundred customers just isn’t enough. Sometimes the place can get so busy that it is smart to ask a friend to get a beer when you are running low.

Every beer offered by the craft brewpub gets better and better. From a Gose to barrel-aged beers and India pale ales, they have some amazing beer to offer, accompanied by hand-tossed pizza and their famous pie. They custom make the pie to suit your taste, and it simply can’t go wrong. While on one end they look like a pub, on the other end, they also serve pizza, hence they are a restaurant. Pinthouse Pizza is the go-to place for every beer lover!

Contact Them

Pinthouse Pizza has three locations in Austin, Texas – in Burnet, Round Rock, and Lamar. You can find the addresses and contact information for these down below. You can also visit their official website for more information on their beers and working hours.

Pinthouse Pizza Burnet

  • Address: 4729 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas, 78756
  • Phone number: 512-436-9605

Pinthouse Pizza Round Rock

  • Address: 2800 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, Texas 78681
  • Phone number: 512-717-0869

Pinthouse Pizza Lamar

  • Address: 4236 S. Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78704
  • Phone number: 512-502-5808
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