Kreische Brewery State Historic Site

414 State Loop 92
La Grange, TX 78945-5733



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

April 8

Bluff Osterfeuer & Egg Hunt

The tradition of Easter egg hunts and spring celebrations within the town of La Grange can be dated as early as the late 19th century, with many reports in papers and oral histories recounting the fun and games of the season. Join us on the Bluff...

May 6

In the Kreische Kitchen

Come up to the Bluff to experience a homecooked meal made straight from the wood-burning stove in the Kreische kitchen! 

Enjoy traditional German Texan recipes and learn more about the everyday life of Heinrich, Josepha, and their...

May 20

Bluff Schuetzenfest 2023

Celebrate the history of the Bluff Schuetzenverein, a German marksmanship and social organization which once made its home on the grounds of Kreische Brewery & Monument Hill state historic sites. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the...

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