My first post was about pizza, so what goes great with pizza? If you were thinking beer, you my friend are correct. Lucky for you San Antonio has many local breweries.
One of my favorite places in the city is The Historic Pearl. The Historic Pearl houses Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery; the beer is always rotating which I absolutely love. I love getting beer by the flight so I can try as many of the seasonal beers as possible. Also, the food is to die for. You can grab your beer to go and walk around The Historic Pearl. The Historic Pearl hosts many events throughout the week such as live music, fitness events, and farmer’s market. Please check their website for more details.
Another brewery I love is Alamo Beer Company. I even took my pictures there when I turned 30 years old. Alamo Beer Company has so many fun events throughout the year like my personal favorite Ocktoberfest. Another event I enjoy in the summer is beer, bacon, and bingo because what’s not to like about all three of those things. There’s seating indoors and outdoors. Oh, and it’s dog friendly which is always a plus in my book.
Blue Star Brewing Company is located in beautiful Southtown. Southtown is literally a hop, skip, and a jump away from downtown. Southtown is where the locals like to hang out. The River Walk runs through Southtown. Okay, so back to the beer.
Blue Star Brewing Company offers a wide range of beer, and they even have an organic beer which is really quite refreshing. The food is delicious, and the staff will let you know what beer pairs well with what meal. They have Jazz performances on Tuesday nights from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Can’t decide beer or whiskey then head on over to Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling where you can get both. They have some unique flavors that you will love.
The beer on tap is always rotating at Mad Pecker Brewing Co., and it’s the perfect place to grab a cold craft beer and burger with fries. Order the Messy Pecker Fries if you want fries with a little extra extra.
Not only does Freetail Brewing Co. have some really good craft beer, but they have some really delicious pizza at their location off of 1604. Freetail Brewing Co. has two locations. The other Freetail Brewing Co. is located near Southtown off of Presa. Mobile Om and Inbalance offer yoga classes at the Presa location. Drinking beer while doing yoga is a must.
I may be a little biased when talking about Busted Sandal Brewing Company because they have a beer named after my husband’s friend’s band. The beer itself is delicious. It is called Finding Friday Mexican Lager. However, El Robusto Porter is the beer that made me fall in love with Busted Sandal Brewing Company. It taste like coffee which sounds gross, but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
Weathered Souls Brewing Co. is pet friendly. If you know me I take my dog everywhere that he is allowed, so I am always on the lookout for pet friendly locations. I’m a sucker for Mexican Lagers, so my favorite beer from Weathered Souls Brewing Co. is DãleShine.
Roadmap Brewing Co. is the newest brewery in San Antonio. Everyday they have different food trucks, so you get to sample different food each time you go. You can also partake in Geeks who Drink trivia or cornhole or both.
Order a flight if you are like me and want to sample a little bit of everything. If you are not able to drive to different locations, but want to try local beers then head to Yard House or Little Woodrow’s. Both Yard House and Little Woodrow’s have two locations here in San Antonio.
Please keep in mind each brewery serves craft beers, so they contain more alcohol than your typical beer. So if you plan to drink your fair share of beers please have a DD or order an Uber, Lyft, or taxi. Please drink responsibly.
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