Brews and spirits
What's brewing in San Antonio: Woman-owned brewery opens in Kerrville, THC beer, and more
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.
New brewery in Kerrville
Off Main Brewing, a woman-owned venture, had a grand opening June 2 in Kerrville, offering a taproom in a renovated historic downtown space with indoor and outdoor seat.
Owned and operated by Laura and Travis Lindner, Off Main has 10 beers on tap — two IPAs, an American Pale Ale, one stout, one porter, one maibock and four lagers — alongside champagne and local wines.
The Lindners also own and operate a mobile brewery tap trailer, which makes beer, wine, champagne, and cocktails available at events.
New products and pet tributes from Alamo Beer
Alamo Beer Co. is producing faux beers containing hemp-derived THC instead of alcohol. Alamo Beer’s brewing team recently began making three beer-like beverages originally created by Wyoming-based company HighBridge Premium, following recipes provided by HighBridge.
HighBridge had previously tried (and failed) to get two other brewers to manufacture their THC-infused faux beers before finding success with Alamo Beer. According to HighBridge, the three “beers” — eeZee daze, Alpine Rush, and Neblina del Pacifico — come in different potencies of hemp-derived delta-9 THC: 5 mg, 8 mg, and 10 mg, with consumers so far reporting no hangover.
"With its history, expertise, and capacity, Alamo can accommodate the growing needs of HighBridge as we build the hemp-based Delta-9 portion of our corporate portfolio", said HighBridge CEO and co-founder James Hunter in a statement.
Alamo Beer is also producing HighBridge’s THC-infused seltzers. HighBridge said it plans to sell its THC-infused beverages in Texas and Minnesota soon.
Earlier this month, Alamo Beer also revealed a new can label in collaboration with the local pet rescue group San Antonio Pets Alive. Alamo Beer’s new label features a photo of Nairobi, winner of SAPA’s recent Pawparazzi Pet Photo Contest. Alamo is donating $2 to SAPA for every six-pack of the special can label beer sold.
New owners at The Corner
The are new owners at The Corner craft beer bar in northwest San Antonio. The new owners have been keeping The Corner’s fans updated on new developments, such as replenishing the tap beer board, implementing poker nights on Tuesdays, unveiling a new logo, and launching happy hours 5-7 pm Sunday-Thursday.
There are also plans for more pint nights, opening a kitchen, and renovating or expanding the physical space.
New exhibit on brewing history opens at SAMA
From June 30 to September 30, San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) will host “Still Brewing Art,” an exhibit of photos, Belle Époque beer advertising posters, and found objects chronicling the history of brewing in San Antonio and at the former Lone Star Beer brewery, which now houses SAMA. Celebrating San Antonio’s brewing history, the exhibit highlights SAMA's status as the first and only accredited U.S. art museum housed in a historic brewery.