Editor's Note: With a new craft beer spot popping up in San Antonio seemingly every month, we've started a new column to track all things beer in Alamo City. Here's our roundup of everything that's brewing in San Antonio.
28 Songs is open for business
28 Songs Brewhouse and Kitchen, the new brewery on the block in Boerne, opened their doors April 8. Located north of downtown Boerne, where most of the town’s brewpubs reside, 28 Songs has plenty of indoor seating and a small stage for musicians.
Representatives of 28 Songs said their kitchen is fully open, but they are still recruiting talent to fill available positions. They are also awaiting a license to brew, so for now, visitors may choose from a variety of guest beers mainly from San Antonio-area breweries such as Weathered Souls.
Idle Beer Hall and Brewery coming soon
This summer, San Antonio’s downtown area will be welcoming a new brewery. There are plans to open Idle Beer Hall and Brewery next to an under-development food hall, Make Ready Market, in the River North neighborhood between Broadway and the San Antonio River.
Idle Beer Hall and Brewery and Make Ready will be on the same block as The Soto office building at 711 Broadway, an up-and-coming area that local developer Hixon Properties and hospitality group Pouring with heart are developing to serve as a gathering spot for residents, office workers, cyclists, and passersby day and night. Both spaces will be located in the historic, repurposed Cavender Cadillac dealership buildings.
A recent news release said Idle Beer Hall will boast a rotating selection of craft beers, draft cocktails, an agave program, and a patio with room to play lawn games.
Make Ready Market, which will offer guests a range of foods from 10 vendors, from classic comfort foods to Mexican street food. The first Make Ready tenant, Mila Coffee, opens May 1.
‘Black is Beautiful’ on the big screen
A crowd gathered at the Finesilver Building on March 30 for the premier of “Black is Beautiful,” a short documentary film about the creation of Weathered Souls Brewing’s iconic Black is Beautiful beer.
It includes interviews with Weathered Souls’ owner and head brewer Marcus Baskerville who, moved by the killing of George Floyd and protests against police brutality in 2020, brewed Black is Beautiful as a symbol in the fight for equality and against injustice.
Baskerville and Weathered Souls also transformed Black is Beautiful into a community initiative where numerous craft brewers locally, statewide and nationwide promoted the beer, and raised funds for social justice causes and shined a light on inclusiveness in their own communities.