Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

414 State Loop 92
La Grange, TX 78945-5733

Latitude: 29.888041
Longitude: -96.876365




In 1849, German immigrant Heinrich Ludwig Kreische purchased 172 acres of land including the Dawson/Mier tomb, now known as Monument Hill. Master stonemason Kreische built a three-story house for his family. In the 1860s, he utilized the spring water from the ravine below his house and started one of the first commercial breweries in Texas. Walk the ruins of this once bustling brewery and envision how Fayette County citizens would come and enjoy a pint of Kreische’s Bluff Beer while looking out towards the beautiful Texas landscape. The Kreische Brewery and home are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Upcoming Events

September 18

Texas Heroes Texas Heroes Day 2021

Join descendants of the Dawson & Mier Expeditions, members of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and Sons of the Republic of Texas, community members, Sites staff, and volunteers as we honor the soldiers entombed on Monument Hill. The...

October 9

Archeology Day at Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill

Learn about the archaeology of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill State Historic Sites. The day will feature special archeology related tours of the Kreische Brewery and Kreische House, exhibits of rarely seen brewery artifacts, information...

October 30

Bonfire & Spooky Stories

Enjoy local legends and frightening tales of Fayette County around the Bluff bonfire. The bonfire (weather and conditions permitting) will be lit around 6:45 and stories begin at 7:00pm. Come early! Watch the sunset from the Bluff while enjoying...

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