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

August 28

Volunteer Informational Ice Cream Social at Kreische Brewery

Have you ever wondered what we do behind the scenes here at the Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Sites? Are you curious to learn a more in-depth knowledge about the brewing process and the German heritage of the La Grange...

September 17

Monument Hill Remembrance Day

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 8

Archeology Day at Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill

Join us for a day of traveling to the past! Learn more about the work that archeologists do by exploring the history and artifacts of Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill. Archeological activtities, site tours, and more will be offered.

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