While the Hill Country is well-known for its wine scene which is rapidly garnering a "mini-Napa" reputation, beer fans visiting Fredericksburg have reason to smile too. Stop in to Fredericksburg Brewing Company, the oldest and most acclaimed brewpub in Texas, which got its start nearly two decades ago just shortly after Texas passed legislation allowing brewpubs to operate in the state. Today, Fredericksburg Brewing Company delights with award-winning beers such as my two favorites: the Enchanted Rock Red Ale, a mild red amber with a hint of hops, and the Peacepipe Pale Ale, a medium-bodied hoppy brew with floral flavors. But I would recommend sampling all six brews on tap––and taking your favorite one out the doors as you shop along Main Street in this tiny German town which allows sidewalk consumption. Save room for hometown favorites like the chicken fried steak and German specialities such as the Uberbacken Schweineschnitzel (pork chop au gratin) at Fredericksburg Brewing Company's restaurant. Stay on site overnight at the Bed & Brew, which boasts a dozen unique-styled rooms in a restored 1890's building and offers each guest a free beer four sampler nightly.