The craft beer world has definitely grown a ton over the past several years and the same is true in the Abilene area. In fact, did you know that there are several breweries in our neck of the woods that offer a ton of different options when it comes to hand-crafted beer? I'm not talking just a few breweries here and there. I'm saying the Abilene area is loaded with breweries that you need to find time to check out.

Yes, now is the perfect time to be a craft beer lover.

Get our free mobile app

Some of these are right here in Abilene, but some of them require a little road trip. Regardless, if your taste buds require a porter, an ale, an IPA, or wine, we got you covered. Here are 11 awesome breweries in the Abilene area that definitely won't leave you thirsty.

LOOK: Awesome Abilene Area Breweries

I have to say, writing this article sure leaves me a bit thirsty - and hungry. I am a huge fan of craft beer and drool at the thought of having any of these fine liquid libations. Maybe it's time to take a brewery road trip, with a designated driver of course.

So, if you're a craft beer connoisseur yourself, check out one of these options that offer up a variety of different hand-crafted beers, wines, meads, and food. And, if you don't see a brewery on this list, let me know and I'll add it.

As always, Townsquare Media reminds you to please drink responsibly.

What Are the Signature Drinks From Every State?