Brewing Bliss in Austin: A Spotlight on Hi Sign Brewing

Unlock the magic of Austin’s local craft beer scene at Hi Sign Brewing, an oasis where hop dreams come to life. Get ready as we take you on a refreshingly unique adventure.

A SXSW of Hops and Grains: Unlocking the Hi Sign Brewing Experience

Hi Sign Brewing is a collection of passionate beer enthusiasts who operate at the crossroads of creativity, dedication, and sometimes, madness. Located off the beaten path on the east side of Austin, this gem of a greenhouse is more than just a brewery – it’s a place of innovation and adventure wrapped in a blanket of camaraderie and old school Austin soul. Led by a glowing yard beacon, the blue-lit Hi Sign points you towards an unpretentious, welcoming spot where locals and visitors alike unite over one common interest – beer. Soak in the friendly atmosphere, kick back with your friends, and discover why Hi Sign Brewing has become a cherished part of Austin’s vibrant brewery scene.

The vibe at Hi Sign Brewing is infectious: unfolding like a lively SXSW showcase, where each new brew is a rockstar ready to strut its stuff for beer fans across Central Texas.

From Humble Beginnings to Hop Heaven

Launched in 2017 by Mark Phillippe, Hi Sign Brewery has sky-rocketed to stardom in Austin’s local brewery scene. Taking inspiration from the spirit of old Austin, Mark created Hi Sign as an homage to the city’s chilled-out, friendly nature. Fiercely independent and set on preserving a craft beer community where quality trumps quantity, Hi Sign Brewing is all about creating beers that inspire taste buds, spark connections, and etch delightful memories.

The inviting signature of Hi Sign shines brightly along Bastrop Highway, embodying a Texas-sized welcome that’s nearly impossible to miss. When you come across a shining sign that says ‘Hi’, you can’t help but feel like you’re about to enter a fun, friendly space.

The Beers: Hops, Grains and Yeast Come Alive

Every beer fan knows the elixir’s three basic ingredients: hops, grains, and yeast. At Hi Sign Brewing, these essentials arrive on stage dressed to impress:

  1. Hi-C IPA: No overview of Hi Sign’s offerings can begin without their flagship beer, brewed with four delightful hops for a bold, citrusy punch that’s carefully balanced by malt.
  2. Violet Blueberry Blonde: A beautifully brewed, light-bodied beer that delivers a sweet blueberry aroma, followed by a crisp clean finish that’s refreshingly unexpected.
  3. Wooderson IPA: This American IPA is a tribute to classic, hop-forward beers. Stripped back to the essentials, it’s dry, bitter, and ferociously drinkable.
  4. Shamus The Fiddler Irish Red Ale: Harmonizing rich toffee with toasty malt sweetness and notes of caramel, this Red Ale is a crescendo of flavors that culminates in a smooth, rounded finish.

No matter your beer preference, Hi Sign Brewing has you covered. And for those who love experimenting, their rotating selection of seasonal specials ensures the taproom never runs dry of new flavors to explore.

An Outdoorsy Ambience – Brewing at Its Best

Nestled amidst old pecan trees, Hi Sign Brewing’s beer garden offers a welcome respite for busy city dwellers. This isn’t just any beer garden, though; it’s a space that embodies Austin’s understated charm and generous spirit. The picnic-style seating area allows you to enjoy a cold brew while savoring the tranquility of the lush green surroundings.

Tune into live music under the charming canopy of twinkling lights against the backdrop of Austin’s vibrant night sky. There’s ample space to socialize and indulge in fun events while maintaining sound social distancing guidelines, making it the ideal setting for bottling up memories.

Follow the Hops: Brewery Tours

The only thing better than enjoying a sumptuous beer is watching that beer come into being. A visit to Hi Sign Brewery isn’t complete without taking a behind-the-scenes tour.

The knowledgeable staff guide visitors through the brewing process, showcasing the artistry and care that goes into each batch. From grain to glass, you’ll learn about the term “mash-in,” witness the power of fermentation, and appreciate the harmony that results from marrying quality ingredients with time-tested brewing techniques.

Community Spirit Brewing Apace at Hi Sign

Peek beyond the yard sign and the copious barrels of frothy brew, and you’ll see that Hi Sign Brewing is more than just a beer haven. Regular quiz nights, live music sessions and food truck rallies strengthen the brewery’s community spirit.

Their dog adoption days and yoga classes further highlight a commitment to always giving back to the community. As they change the world one beer at a time, Hi Sign Brewing extends its reach into the heart of Austin, fostering a sense of unity and love.

Ending On a High Note: A Local’s Perspective

Being a local Austinite and witnessing the growth of Hi Sign Brewing has been nothing short of uplifting. From their focus on brewing excellence and eco-friendly practices to supporting local community events, Hi Sign encapsulates the spirit of Austin.

If you’re new here, make Hi Sign Brewing your first stop to sample the city’s rich craft beer culture. And if you’re an Austin regular, you’ll find a kind of home here where friendly faces, great beer, and unforgettable experiences await.

In a Nutshell

Hi Sign Brewing casts a distinctive shadow on the Austin brewing scene. It’s a beacon of quality brewing, innovative flavors, warm hospitality, and involvement. No matter where you’re from or what your beer preference is, there’s a spot for you here at Hi Sign Brewing.

Excited? Eager to hop in? Do just that. Step into Hi Sign Brewing and experience the synergy of Austin’s hospitality and the mastery of craft beer. It welcomes one and all under its blue-lit sign. Welcome to your new, refreshing refuge!

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Note: Always drink responsibly and ensure you have a designated driver when visiting breweries. If you’re sensitive to gluten or any ingredients in beers, it’s always a good idea to double-check with the brewery about your choices. Enjoy the experience, and remember, good things come to those who drink wisely!

Lauren Critzer

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and after college, I moved to San Francisco to explore new opportunities and broaden my horizons. I fell in love with the city's vibrant culture and unique atmosphere, but eventually, I moved again, this time to Austin, Texas.

As much as I loved living in different parts of the country, having a baby boy brought me back to my hometown in Charlottesville, where I now live with my husband, our little one, and two furry friends. I enjoy going to wineries, taking my pups everywhere, and spending quality time with my family.

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