Acopon Brewing is a small local brewery focused on British styles of beer. Located in the historic heart of Dripping Springs on Mercer Street, Acopon wants to be the Local Dripping Springs brewery.
While they have limited distribution to local bars and restaurants, the main focus is on tap room sales. Acopon is following an old world model, where each little town in Germany or England has their own local brewery, and that’s the only place to get that beer. In that spirit, the taproom on Mercer is a comfortable place to hang out and enjoy a pint. They have board games to play with friends and family.
The brewery also has 2 patios to enjoy when the weather is link welcome dogs (on a leash), and well-behaved children. While they don’t have food, guests are always welcome to bring food in.
Regarding the beer, founders Dave Niemeyer and John McIntosh wanted to showcase British styles because they are easy to approach for the new beer drinker, but have plenty of appeal to the craft beer enthusiast. Staying true to style, they offer their English Bitter on cask, and served from a traditional hand pump. While they may focus on British beer, that doesn’t keep them from brewing many other styles as well. Brewer Dave Niemeyer also brews a variety of other styles including American IPAs, Pale Ales, and seasonal beers like Imperial Stouts or German Wheat beer.
The goal being to offer a range of styles so anyone who comes in can find a link the non beer drinker the tap room also serves cider, wine and soft drinks. Acopon is open Wednesday – Sunday, with happy hour specials on Wednesday and Thursday.