Oktoberfest, or should I say, OktoberFaust, is here!

Our OktoberFaust is officially on draft, and in honor of Oktoberfest, our Brew Master, Ray, collaborated with our Executive Chef, Chris, (with a little help from me!) to write this article to shed some light on the history and brewing process of a Marzen Style Lager, as well as some interesting tips and tricks for cooking with this flavorful beer.

One of the most famous annual events in Germany, Oktoberfest conjures up visions of decorated beer tents, musicians in lederhosen and oompah bands, and women clad in traditional dirndls serving steins full of beer to thirsty patrons.

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Taste of New Braunfels Article

We are so excited we had the opportunity to make the cover of the most recent Taste of New Braunfels magazine!  In case you haven't seen it or had a chance to read it yet, here's the article:


 Sip, savor and stay!

A cold, crisp, freshly brewed ale, a heaping plate of gooey German Nachos, a round of darts…. A perfectly mixed cocktail, savory Stuffed Mushrooms and a team trivia contest…  Or a glass of pinot noir paired with seared Ahi tuna and eine kleine nachtmusik…  The updated, redesigned Faust Hotel & Brewing Company hosts all these options, and more.  It is little wonder that The Faust Hotel was recently voted #1 Hotel of New Braunfels.

The brew pub has something to please everyone in your party: Flat screen TVs, darts, live music, trivia and the comforting surroundings of a classic brauhaus. The warm glow of bright copper tanks and rich wood accents create an ideal environment to hang with your friends, enjoy a drink and a mouthwatering meal. 

The Faust Brewing Company now features an array of house brews, including Faust Golden Ale, Altered States German Altbier and Mike Crowe IPA, as well as a variety of seasonal favorites.  Leading the production is Ray Mitteldorf, a professional brew master with 17 years experience.  Ray brings with him his training from The Seibel Institute in Chicago along with experience at breweries such as The Yellow Rose Brewing Company and The Dodging Duck Brew Haus, and his craft culminates here with his creation of six unique brews thus far.

For a complete experience, the pub has recently launched its new tapas-style menu, created by Chef Chris Kilisz. Chris came to the Faust after a decade’s experience as a sous-chef following his graduation from the Texas Culinary Academy in 2000.  His exclusive menu features items specifically designed for sharing and pairing with the pub’s own microbrews: their signature dish, the Faust Wellington, Mini Dogs topped with sauerkraut, sautéed bell peppers and onions and spicy mustard, and German Nachos, to name a few.  Just as the pub isn’t limited to beer (there’s liquor and wine, too), the menu isn’t limited to German-inspired options: it boasts a broad spectrum of international cuisine with dishes such as the Croque Monsieur, Souvlaki Skewers, Proscuitto Caprese Bruschetta, and Cochanitas.

The Faust Hotel & Brewing Company is a one-stop destination, so fun you won’t want to leave…and you won’t have to, because you can stay there, too!

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New Arrivals

Hey there beer lovers! The Pilsner is now on tap as well as a new batch of Altered States, our German Altbier. We also made a keg of Honey Wheat for our summer seasonal, which will be available early next week. I am also making our Oktoberfest on Friday, June 15, for release in September and entry into the World Beer Championships in October.

Also, for any of you homebrewers out there, or anyone else who is interested in learning what making beer is all about, I will be making a Kolsch in our back parking lot on the June 30, starting at 10 a.m. and you are all welcome to stop by.

Brew To Go - Growlers and Kegs


Going Tubing?

A Party?


From Stainless Steel Growlers to 5 gallon Kegs, we can make your group gathering or float a hit with our fine ales.

You need some Brew To Go.


Saturday 4-7pm

$4 Guinness Draft
$4 Jameson
$4 Jack Daniels