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Old 05-23-2013, 11:24 PM   #1
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So I was informed by my social director (SWMBO) that we are visiting family in the San Antonio area in the first part of July.

So lets hear about the places and beers I need to try while I am there. Also, which beer shop is the best, so I can take some "samples" back home to ND.

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Old 05-24-2013, 04:29 PM   #2
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http://www.freetailbrewing.com/
http://www.bluestarbrewing.com/
http://realalebrewing.com/
http://www.drinkrangercreek.com/
http://www.guadalupebrew.com/
http://www.faustbrewing.co/

Here's a few that might be worth looking into
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Old 05-24-2013, 05:06 PM   #3
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I saw most of those, which ones can't I miss while there?
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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I would highly recommend Freetail. They have great pizza and beer. I haven't toured any of the other breweries listed, but Real Ale puts out some fine beers I am a fan of their Fireman's 4 and especially their seasonal Four Squared.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:23 PM   #5
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Thanks! That is kind of info I was looking for!
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:33 AM   #6
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Anyone have a suggestion for the best beer store?

 
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I went to Gabriel's Superstore #60 off N Loop 1604. They had an awesome beer selection.
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I went to Gabriel's Superstore #60 off N Loop 1604. They had an awesome beer selection.
That place sounds awesome based on the reviews I found on Beer Advocate (and we know how it can get over there from time to time).

I think I might need a bigger suitcase.

 
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:25 AM   #9
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I would highly recommend Freetail. They have great pizza and beer. I haven't toured any of the other breweries listed, but Real Ale puts out some fine beers I am a fan of their Fireman's 4 and especially their seasonal Four Squared.
I second Freetail, it's one of my favorite stops when I visit friends in Boerne. I always be sure to bring a corny or 2 to get filled when I stop by.


But, my absolute favorite is The Point Park and Eats on Boerne Stage rd. It's owned and ran by some really great people, and they feature mostly Texas and local beers. It's a really laid back, relaxing place. Plenty of places to sit back and enjoy the hill country atmosphere. The also have a ton of different food trucks (really good ones, not crappy tacotrucks.) Kitchen Fusionz and Pork U are good stuff.


While youre down, be sure to find some beer by 512 Brewing. Unfortunately they only distribute in kegs, so you'll have to find someone who has them on tap (quite a few palces in the area, according to their website). Their Pecan Porter is freaking good, as well as their Cascabel Cream Stout.
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Dont miss going by Dicks on the river walk. They might not have all the craft brews but they will put you down, ignore you, cuss at you and generally be a Dick...LOL

 
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