Local brewery numbers mounting
San Antonio and the surrounding region had a banner 2012 for new breweries and expansions, and even brewery-rich Austin is taking note with craft beer...
Strangest bartender stories
Bars are places where people come to unwind, let their hair down a little and sometimes say what's on their minds. Bartenders have heard it all, but even...
Texas brewers have best showing at GABF
Texas breweries made an admirable showing of nine medals at the awards competition of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver over the weekend.
Old Boxcar becomes Branchline Brewing
In May, Jason Ard wrote a blog entry on his Tumblr site for Old Boxcar Brewing Co. He was impressed by the rising-tide-floats-all-ships camaraderie and...
Bottle & Tap: Get on the bus
Boneshakers bicycle-friendly pub, a champion of Texas craft beer, wants to take its customers to the places where the good stuff is made. Each month...
Bottle & Tap: Take off the chill
Outdoors the thermostat hit close to 100, but inside Freetail Brewing Co. was serving up cool weather brews with the AC cranked at its annual Christmas in July celebration.
Shiner gets prickly
The Texas prickly pear cactus makes for some tasty nopalitos dishes, but the fruit of the cactus has been a staple in seasonal brewpub beers throughout the state.
SA plays beer guinea pigs
Two beers, Indio and Third Shift, have launched in San Antonio in advance of national rollouts proving once again that our beer demographics are much...
Just out on shelves is Indio, a Mexican beer from a comp
Pedernales brewer is old school
We've been waiting for Pedernales Brewing Co. to start sending out beer for months now, but the flow of suds is still dammed behind a quagmire of government paperwork.
Shopping list: Beer
There are several notable recent beer releases to add to the try-this list. Saint Arnold Endeavour, which began life as Divine Reserve No. 11 when it was released last...
Brewing coming back to Pearl
A new brewpub and barbecue joint is returning to the land where beer was brewed for nearly 100 years. Last week, The Granary sought permission from the city's Historic and...
Shiner's Wild Hare
The good folks at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner have explored many German and Czech lagers since they launched their annual anniversary brew series seven years ago, but...
Sushi, pigtails, and hops
Who puts wasabi in beer? Brewers who are trying to pair their creations with those of a top San Antonio sushi chef.
Freetail anniversary party
Freetail Brewing Co., which celebrates its third anniversary the day after Thanksgiving, is expanding at the end of the year with the addition of a bottling line capable of turning out up to 1,800 bottles of the 22-ounce variety every hour.
Freetail Brewing Co., which celebrates its third anniversary the day after Thanksgiving, is expanding at the end of the year with the addition of a bottling line capable of turning out up to 1,800 bottles of the 22-ounce varie
Thanksgasm at Ranger Creek
Texas Girls’ Pint Out (self-described as “Gals into grolsch. Ladies into lagers. Princesses into pilsners. Angels of ale,” etc.)
Tried and true brew
There is a tendency on the part of beer adventurers to turn up the nose at anything that isn’t new, big, unusual, or rare from breweries.
The usual fall beers are making their way onto shelves, but there are some nice surprises this month including the big, the bold, and the quirky.
GIG ’em an aggie beer
It’s tailgating time again for San Antonians traveling to Aggieland.
Dean Brundage, one of three
Drink for rain, drink for fall
Beer isn’t just for fancy food pairings, but also for special occasions. Thankfully the season offers special occasions galore.
BEER TRIPPIN’: RANCH ROAD 12
With so many new breweries popping up in Texas’ small Hill Country towns, the urge has been strong to slip the bonds of the city and head for breweries with a strong bucolic aesthetic.
Ranger Creek Hefe
After a bit of a delay to get things right, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Co. has released its German-style hefeweizen.
Rochefort’s Texas return
For lovers of Belgian ales, particularly those rare sippers from the Trappist monk-run breweries of Belgium and the Netherlands
Limited Releases Abound
The great thing about microbreweries and brewpubs is their agility. This means fresh new releases year-round, with some as rare as a South Texas rain shower.
Freetail Brewing Co.’s Jason Davis has tapped a special version of the brewpub’s standard Rye W
Ranger Creek releases
The folks at Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling Co. will soon release a hefeweizen for the doggiest days of summer. The refreshing German beer features wheat, barley, and a special yeast that gives interesting fruity and spicy flavors.
Never A Dull Beer
There is nothing wrong with a basic meat-and-potatoes meal (or black beans and rice, for my vegan friends), but variety makes the world a brighter place, and Texas brewers are doing their part to bring a little light to our corner of the universe.
Day Trippin’ for Beer
San Antonio beer enthusiasts and new brew hunters will go to great lengths to take breweries outside the city for a test drive. And with the buzz around Austin’s exploding brewery scene, it’s even tempting to brave the inexcusable traffic morass of the Capi
Esquire on beer, brewpub taps, and the sun sets on Brasserie Pavil
Esquire on beer
Jeret Peña remembers coming to The Esquire in his youth when his mother worked on the other side of the street at a title company. In young adulthood, the infamous bar was his go-to place for a 10 a.m. dose of menudo.
Nearly a decade la