Big Bend Brewing Co. makes Beer with A West Texas Attitude. 3401 W. US 90 in Alpine. Tours take place at 3 p.m. Wed-Fri and at 2 and 3 p.m. on Sat. Admission: $10, which includes a sample of each beer and a pint of your favorite. Call 432/837-3700.
Located where the hill country meets west Texas, South Llano River State Park near Junction is home to one of those clear Texas rivers that feed the soul. The resident turkeys who roost there provide plenty of entertainment. Be sure to check out the hundreds of migrating monarch butterflies in the fall.