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Old 06-17-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
Sep 2009
Atlanta, GA
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We're headed out Friday morning for San Antonio and will be staying very near the Riverwalk. Does anyone have suggestions for can't-miss brewpubs, breweries, or local beers? (Or anything else worth mentioning for that matter). We're already planning on going to Blue Star brewing--it seems to look pretty good. I should also mention I like Mexican food. A lot.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Old 06-17-2010, 06:08 PM   #2
Jul 2009
St Petersburg, FL
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I don't know specifically about San Antonio, but if you are planning on making a trip through Austin we have a brewery called 512 (its our area code) and they make a wonderful IPA, its my favorite Texas beer. They are having an event this Saturday for a re-release of their first anniversary brew its called the "512-One" it's a Belgian strong ale. You get 3 free tastes. Anyway a link to the event is below. I believe they are now delivering their beers to San Antonio, so look for them.

There is also a brewery called Independence and their beers are ok. Their best beer is the "Stash" IPA and its not bad. You will undoubtedly see Shiner Beers from Shiner Texas, the most famous being Shiner Bock, its ok. There is also a brewery called "Real Ale" they are not far from Austin in Blanco Texas, they make a Golden Ale called "Fireman's #4" which is pretty decent, I drink that at bars that mainly have BMC on tap.

If you are driving down and you need any kegging parts, Keg Connection (a highly praised vendor on this site) is in San Marcos (Between San Antonio and Austin) and they let you pick up from their warehouse, so it saves on shipping fees.

Anyhow, I hope you have a great trip!


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Old 06-18-2010, 07:26 PM   #3
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Ignoring beer, Los Barrios is my favorite Mexican restaurant.

Not San Antonio, but Boerne has the very good The Dodging Duck Brewhaus & Restaurant.

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Old 06-18-2010, 07:29 PM   #4
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Check out Blue Star while you are there. Good beer and they support homebrewers through the Alamo Cerveza Fest and BJCP Testing.


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Old 06-18-2010, 07:54 PM   #5
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I say you skip SA and go to Austin. Way more fun.

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Old 06-18-2010, 08:22 PM   #6
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There is a fun Irish Pub on the Riverwalk, I think it's Dirty Nelly's? It's a bit pricey being attached to a hotel and on the Riverwalk, but they have great music when the piano is playing and fun drinking song sing along.

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Old 06-18-2010, 08:29 PM   #7
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Check out Freetail. http://www.freetailbrewing.com/

Not bad. No mexican food though, but pretty good beer.

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