San Antonio Brewing News
The month in beer: House beer now pouring at 2 fledgling San Antonio breweries
Editor's Note: With a new brewery popping up in San Antonio seemingly every month, we're brewing up a new column to track all things beer in Alamo City.
Some beer-lovers have a favorite sipping spot, and others are happy as long as their favorite brew is flowing. San Antonians now have a few options to expand those preferences, from new house beers to new options at the Alamodome.
Wild Barley pours it on
Wild Barley Kitchen and Brewery opened their doors in 2022 north of Alamo Heights, and during the new restaurant’s first few months visitors enjoyed the offerings of guest beers, plus sourdough pizzas and sandwiches baked in-house.
But since late January, Wild Barely has invited local craft beer fans to sample some of their first house beers, including Meander in the Meadows, a Belgian blonde; Sedona red IPA; Crooked Grind IPA; and Awaken, a coffee porter brewed with the Bank Robber blend from San Antonio Gold.
Breakaway Brewing breaks away
The owners of the cycling-themed Breakaway Brewing located in the East Side neighborhood of Government Hills unlocked their doors to the public on February 3. Guests have since enjoyed house beers, such as the Vogel, an altbier; King of the Mountains, a red IPA; Maglia Rosa, a grapefruit pale ale; and The Texan, an American pale ale.
Aside from their regular food menu offerings such as burgers, brisket street tacos, salads, even barbecue tofu bites, Breakaway recently had a Mardi Gras menu with Cajun, Creole and New Orleans-inspired dishes such as jambalaya and gumbo.
People checking out Breakaway may also take advantage of the gastropub’s living room-style lounge setting or outdoor benches, non-alcoholic offerings such as Laguinitas Brewing’s Hoppy Refresher, or free bike racks.
Alamo Beer, Brahmas football team up
San Antonio Brahmas, a new San Antonio football franchise and the latest addition to the rebooted XFL, debuted with an 18-15 loss to the St. Louis BattleHawks at the Alamodome.
A short distance from the dome, Brahmas fans cheered on their team at Alamo Beer Co., which snagged a corporate sponsor deal with the XFL.
According to the pact, the East Side brewery is producing special 19.2-ounce cans containing its Alamo Golden beer with XFL and Brahmas branding.
The specially designed cans of Alamo Golden beer are available at the Alamodome on Brahmas game days, at major convenience and retail stores, and some area restaurants and bars. Alamo Beer is also hosting tailgating opportunities at Brahmas home games this season.
Alamo Beer had a similar partnership with the San Antonio Commanders of the Alliance of American Football, which abruptly folded a few weeks into its premiere season in 2019.