AUSTIN — Craft beer has become a big deal throughout the United States.and the number of craft breweries just keeps growing and growing.

Craft beer has become such a big deal, it even has it's own convention.

Craft breweries are all throughout Texas and here in Austin there are plenty to go around.

On BrewersAssociation.org, it lists there were 251 craft breweries throughout Texas in 2017, which ranked Texas 9th in the nation. When you search the number of breweries on the website now, the number of craft breweries throughout the state has increased to 275. This number has increased throughout the years with only 59 in 2011.

37 of the 275 breweries in Texas are within Austin's city limits according to the list by the Brewers Association, including:

There are more breweries within Austin's city limits than any other city in Texas.

The best part about this list for beer lovers, is this is only a list of breweries in the city limits of Austin.

If we added the surrounding cities of Austin to the list of breweries the list would expand even more.

Brewers Association listed that the economic impact by breweries in Texas is significant, stating Texas ranks third in economic impact by breweries in the United States.

These local breweries keep money from beer sales in the state and employ locals to help the economy.

Texas even has it's own festival for craft beer, which is the Texas Craft Brewers Festival.

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The breweries give people a place to gather and even celebrate no matter what the occasion. Some breweries even release their own specialty beers for holidays, like Shiner's "Holiday Cheer" and Karbach's "Yule shoot your eye out."

Texas breweries aren't just a big deal to Texans either. They get recognized nationally, like Austin Beerworks.

With so many craft breweries in one area and each brewery producing multiple beers, there is a lot to try. So get out and check out what Austin has to offer. Just be sure to enjoy the craft beers responsibly.