A Texas story of brewingJust outside the Main Street community of La Grange are the ruins of the once-prosperous Kreische Brewery. The site tells the story of German stonemason and brewmaster Heinrich Kreische, who purchased 172 acres on a scenic bluff overlooking the Colorado River in 1849.
Six years later, he was awarded the design and masonry work for the Fayette County Courthouse, ultimately giving him the financial means to construct the brewery.
At one time, Kreische Brewery was the third-largest operation in the state. Its gravity-based system used a natural spring, which moved downhill through a series of engineered stone filtration systems toward the brewhouse.
When a new batch of lager was ready, Kreische would raise a flag high on the bluff with the German phrase Frisch Auf! (meaning Freshen Up!) to proudly advertise its availability.
Texas’ Republic-era past takes center stage with the Texas Historical Commission’s recent acquisition of eight state historic sites, including Kreische Brewery.
The sites’ legislative transfer from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department became official on September 1, 2019, resulting in the THC’s operation of 31 historic sites across the state. ... See MoreSee Less
General Granbury's Birthday Celebration - March 21-22 ... Bean and BBQ Cook-Off ... Parade (get your applications in now) ... Vendors ... Entertainment!Peoples Choice Bean Tasting March 21-22. Sample all the cowboy beans for $3 and vote your favorite. ... See MoreSee Less