In addition to the acclaimed wine industry and grape-growing prowess that is already well-established in Lubbock, the “Hub City” can now add another point to its resume – a burgeoning craft beer scene. Two of the city’s newest breweries, The Brewery LBK and Two Docs Brewing Co., have locals lining up to taste their expertly crafted beers served up with West Texas hospitality.
The Brewery LBK
After openings its doors in 2018 in the historic Pioneer building in downtown Lubbock, this brewpub has been serving up thirst-quenching beers to locals and visitors alike. The Brewery LBK offers eclectic brews, such as the Honey Blonde Ale or the Chilton Witbier, a delicious brew that pays homage to the refreshing cocktail invented in the 806. With a chef-driven mentality, the brewmaster often incorporates both local and seasonal ingredients into their taps, which they rotate frequently.
Grab a bite at the jointly owned restaurant, The West Table Kitchen & Bar, and then pop next door to imbibe in locally inspired beer. Whether you enjoy your brewski inside at the modern, yet industrial-style bar or prefer to sip a flight outside on the dog-friendly patio, you’re sure to enjoy everything The Brewery LBK serves up.
Two Docs Brewing Co.
The owners of Two Docs Brewing Co. view their beer-making craft as a true art form, so it was only logical they laid down roots in downtown Lubbock’s Cultural District, amid an array of diverse art galleries and vintage shops. Featuring a wide assortment of Lubbock-inspired beers like the Buddy Hoppy IPA, Red Dirt Red Ale and the Chilton Hose, Two Docs offers something for every taste.
Utilizing local artists’ talents for the designs of their inaugural beer and keg labels and using solar panels to power the entire brewery, Two Docs is a unique find for any visitor to experience. In addition, this brewery also boasts local live music and food trucks from a variety of “Hub City” eateries like E&J Smokehouse, Big Mike’s and the Texas Monthly-honored Evie Mae’s Pit Barbeque.
Whether you prefer IPAs, a blonde ale or something that offers a uniquely Lubbock twist, there are plenty of ways to toast to your time in the “Hub City”. And with the addition of these two local breweries and more on tap, it’s safe to say the craft beer culture in West Texas will continue to cultivate and thrive.