Texas Hill Country
Stop #8: The Albert Dance Hall was build in 1922 by Max Beckman, featured German brass bands rotating between Luckenbach, Hye and Weinheimer Dance Halls, and provided the community a place for Saturday night dances and social gatherings. In the early 1950’s, Albert was purchased by Maenius descendents Alvin and Marvelene, who operated the general store. By 1985 the store had been torn down, the doors to the dance hall were closed and the school was a community center. In March 2003, an Austin businessman purchased the town and updated the Ice House, which became a popular hangout for local residents. In October 2007, the town was put up for sale and was eventually purchased in November 2009 by the Easley family. Albert is once again the vibrant place where locals and travelers meet to enjoy good times and friends, music and refreshment! Turn a trip to Albert into an expedition by visiting other historical sights in the neighborhood. There is a lot to see in the Texas Hill Country, so come and join us in Albert, Texas!.
Stop #9: Real Ale Brewing Co. Since 1996, we’ve been brewing in Blanco, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. When you get to make beer in a place like this, you develop a greater appreciation for the simpler things in life — fresh air, wide-open spaces, and working with your hands. We're proud to make beer with as little processing as possible. In addition to being unfiltered and unpasteurized, we never use preservatives or artificial colors. We start with water from the nearby Blanco River and the highest quality ingredients. Then we take the time to allow all the unique characteristics of the ingredients to shine. We believe doing less to the beer actually creates more complexity, aroma and flavor.
Stop #10: Andalusia Whiskey Co. A single malt whiskey distillery that offers tours, tastings, and cocktails in their beautiful tasting room located in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Andalusia Whiskey Co. produces hand-crafted malt whiskies deep in the heart of the Texas Hill Country.