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Freetail Brewing Company

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Freetail Brewing CompanyFreetail Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.84/5
Based on:
91 Beers
1,669 Ratings
Place Score: 94
Ratings: 108
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: n/a
Taps: 18
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

4035 N Loop 1604 W. Suite 105.
San Antonio, Texas, 78257
United States
phone: (210) 395-4974

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-16-2008

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Reviews by HardTarget:
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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Showed up to take the Sat. Noon tour.

A) Nice place, has a bit of a strip mall feel, but I liked the large garage door wall that was opened up. Comfortable wooden chairs.

Q) This is why you're here. All beers in very good shape, tasty and well made.

S) Mixed bag, the tour was great but our waitstaff was a little slow, didn't seem very into helping us. Was very disappointed I wasn't allowed to get a growler of the two best beers (La Meurta and Hopothesis), so left without any growler.

S) Nine house beers on tap, wide ranging and innovative choices with some other Texan beers represented, hard to get much better.

F) Pizza was enjoyable, nachos were ok, neither blew my socks off but went well with beers.

I really wish this was closer to the house, the brewers are pushing boundaries and finding VERY tasty things to drink out there. A must visit if you're in town, and gets my vote for "Best Beer from a Texan Brewpub".

More User Reviews:
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Before driving to Austin and leaving San Antonio, I took the wife to Freetail Brewing.

Driving there is no joke- miles and miles of northbound freeway to a point where you are still within city limits but it feels like a subdivision in the middle of nowhere. The space is large and standard, nothing terribly unique but comfortable and functional.

I spotted 19 taps all around, including 15 Freetail and 4 guest taps from Texas. Of the house beers, I tried, in a 5-oz flight of 4 brews, the Old Bat Rastard (winter warmer), Hopothosis (DIPA), Thanatos (7.2% stout) and FT2 Witicus (sort of an imperial wheat). All of them were OK but a little underwhelming aka average. I wouldn’t rush to fill a growler here… although I did like the La Muerta imperial stout I had on tap at Friendly Spot.

I had read about the Freetail pizza and was curious (and hungry!). But both the wife and I were left a little cold… the size is good and the crust is thin, but it lacked flavor all around, from dough to toppings. Not even hot sauce and cheese could save it from blandness. The cheesy bread appetizer was simple and yummy, though.

Service was pretty friendly and prices are not terrible ($18 for a massive pizza). It was a good stop for us and I’m glad I tried Freetail, but I don’t think I will revisit.

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3.91/5  rDev -7.1%
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Attended for La Muerta release. Did a sampler and beers were good, but not as great as I had hoped. Not as congested as expected either, venue as attached to a mall with plenty of outdoor seating. Service was good and prices reasonable. Will probably go back on a slower day.

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Freetail Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
94 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.