Here’s some photos from our recent trip to Vista Brewing to check out their OCL festival!
Vista Brewing invites you to a special live music experience in the beautiful outdoors in Driftwood, Texas for its second annual Outside the City Limits (OCL) Festival, presented by Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club, on September 21. Sticking with the destination brewery’s motto, “Fresh Air, Fresh Beer,” Vista Brewing is celebrating its passion for local music, great beer and farm-fresh food in the scenic Texas Hill Country.
The festival features non-stop live and local music from 1 – 9 PM with an outstanding lineup of local Austin talent playing Americana, funk, blues, rock, indie folk, bluegrass and country. Under the backdrop of a 350-year-old live oak on the OCL Main Stage, festival goers can enjoy shows from Greyhounds, Star Parks and Warm Sugar. The festival showcases a 100% solar-powered stage sponsored by Cam Solar, featuring Batty Jr., Beth Chrisman & Jenn Hodges (of The Frauleins & Carper Family Band) and Steel Betty. Schedule and additional acts to be announced.
In addition to live music at the event, Vista’s award-winning brews and farm table food will be served all day. Vista will also be offering limited-release 12-oz cans of its popular Adair Kölsch and Dark Skies Black Pilsner, courtesy of American Canning, with a complimentary koozie (while supplies last).
On the menu are items from Vista’s onsite organic farm, including a locally sourced Cheeseburger on house-made brioche, Pulled Pork Sandwich with Pepper Slaw and Grilled Veggie Burrito with Jalapeno Basil Pesto, among other farm-to-table items. Options for your sweet tooth include Beer Donuts with Vista Honey and artisan popsicles from OddPop ATX.
The VIP Lounge includes a stage-side seating area, private bar and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages including Pura Coco coconut water. VIP Pass holders also receive priority parking, express entry and a unique swag bag, including a YETI Rambler.
Presenting sponsor and Vista’s newest neighbor Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club is offering festival attendees a change to test their golf skills with a putting green. The activation will highlight the Driftwood development’s private, 800-acre property, which includes dramatic views of the Texas Hill Country, 70-plus acres of vineyards, and a championship 18-hole golf course designed by renowned architect Tom Fazio.
Vista is proud to share the missions of local non-profits during this celebration of the outdoors. Festival-goers will have to opportunity to visit with representatives of the Hill Country Conservancy to learn about their Hill Country conservation projects and the Violet Crown Trail which begins at Zilker Park in Austin and will eventually stretch 30 miles, deep into Hays County and Driftwood.
Vista also continues its partnership with the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) during OCL. Guests will be able to stop by their table to chat with “HAAMbassadors” about how their organization supports low-cost healthcare for Texas musicians.
Vista Brewing is partnering with some of its favorite local brands and organizations to bring fun activities to the festival. Throughout Vista’s 21-acre property, adults, children and four-legged friends alike can:
- Browse a pop-up market with a curated selection of local vendors
- Swing under the live oaks in the Hammock Grove
- Bring your leashed dog to the Divine Canines Watering Hole for a drink and to learn about how they train and provide therapy dogs to those in need
- Test their skill cornhole, win beer & wine in the Ring Toss for Bottles or show their strength in the Stein Hoisting Competition
TICKETS: General Admission: $15 through 9/1, $20 from 9/2 – 9/21. This ticket includes access to the grounds, parking, games and all music shows. Local food, Texas wines, non-alcoholic beverages, Vista beer and other merchandise will be available for purchase.
VIP Pass: $75 through 9/1, $85 from 9/2 – 9/21.This ticket includes exclusive access to the stage-side VIP Lounge, a private bar with beer, wine and cider for purchase, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. VIP Pass holders receive priority parking, express entry and a special VIP swag bag including a YETI Rambler.
Tickets can be purchased at https://oclfestival.eventbrite.com
Festival Instagram: @oclfestival
Festival Facebook Page: @oclfestival
Photos available for Media Use: Dropbox
SCHEDULE: 12 p.m. – Doors Open
1 – 2 p.m. Warm Sugar
2-3 p.m. – Steel Betty
3-4 p.m. – Star Parks
4-5 p.m. – Beth Chrisman & Jenn Hodges (of The Frauleins & Carper Family Band)
5-6:15 p.m. – Harvest Thieves
6:15 – 7:15 p.m. – Batty Jr.
7:30-9:00 p.m. – Greyhounds
9:00 p.m. – Last call
9:30 p.m. – Close
* Note: Vista Brewing will be open only to ticket holders on Sat., Sept. 21
WHERE: Vista Brewing
13551 Ranch to Market Rd 150,
Driftwood, TX 78619
Vista Brewing is a hospitality destination in Driftwood, Texas, located 25 miles southwest of Austin, at the gateway to the Central Texas Wine Trail. Guests can experience “Fresh Air and Fresh Beer” in the Texas Hill Country in a modern ranch-style tasting room surrounded by acres of beer garden. The 21-acre property includes the brewery and tasting room, wood-fired farm table restaurant, 1-acre organic farm, apiary, live music, and multiple event spaces.
Vista celebrates craft beer inspired by tradition with easy drinking beer garden brews, unique collaboration projects and an award-winning wine barrel aging program. Vista also offers wine and local cider. Beer to go is available in crowlers, growlers, 12-oz cans and large format bottles.
Vista Brewing recently won “Best New Brewpub in Austin” from the Austin Beer Guide, “Brewery of the Year” from CultureMap Austin, and Vista’s beers have won multiple medals in national competitions.
Located at 13551 FM150 W, Driftwood, Texas, 78619, visit the property for lunch and dinner Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday , 11a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more at www.vistabrewingtx.com
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Check out our pics below, and head over to Austin Chronicle Events to see some from the photo wall.