Freetail Brewing Company
Active Beers: 128
Beer Ratings: 2,080
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: 18 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 73 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Riccymon:
4.45/5 rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
I made my first trip to Freetail today for their first anniversary party/La Muerta release. Entered right at opening for lunch with the wife. Inside is a darkish, wide-open interior with high ceilings and lots of tables; plenty of room and not too loud, though it's nothing fancy inside. Behind the bar, brewing equipment is visible as is a very large chalkboard that plainly listed the 20+ beers on tap. I appreciate the visibility of the tap list, which bumps the Atmosphere score a bit.
I tried a flight of five beers, having never had anything on tap before. I think the flight ran about $6.50, but it was nice to try multiple offerings from a vast taplist and still be able to drive when I left. Pint prices looked to range from $4-6.00. I tried two saisons, the anniversary Belgian, a double rye wit, and a stout, from which a saison brewed with pumpkin and the anniversary black wit stood out.
Our waitress was fairly attentive, refilling water when needed, letting us know about a tour, and so on. When our food order took a little extra time because the panini press hadn't been turned on, she took care of us with a free order of chips and queso/salsa. I was impressed by this-- what a great move on Freetail's part!
Our food was a real highlight of the visit. My wife's turkey panini and my ham and mozzarella panini were outstanding, with loads of flavor from artichoke and peppers, and pesto mayo, respectively. Prices on the food were maybe slightly higher than I'd expect, but only by a dollar or so.
I only wish Freetail was closer to Austin, and I'll definitely stop for a meal and a couple pints whenever I'm back in San Antonio.
11-29-2009 00:21:28 | More by Riccymon
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District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Freetail Brewing is a brew pub cloaked in a pizza joint pretending to be a sports bar. I like it. Will definitely visit again. Unfortunately it is about a 15 mile drive from downtown, so for frequent travelers like me who would love to hit a place like this, it will definitely take some effort and probably a rental car.
A - Open, bright enough, clean, no stale beer smell, loud when crowded, lots of TVs. An outdoor area, but too cold, though a few people were still braving the unusually cold San Antonio weather. - 4
Q – Correct glass ware, but the Old Bat Rastard was served too cold (of course it was below 40 outside!). Life could be worse. - 4.5
S - Excellent waiter, friendly, knowledgable about beer and food. – 4.5
S – Nine house beers on tap plus some guest beers and cider. - 4
Food – Go for the pizza. I had a Palamero (white pizza) to which i added spicy sausage. Yum! Good food to go with good beer. 4.5
Value – Three beers and a medium pizza (just for myself) cost me about $35 with tip. $$
01-30-2014 14:07:03 | More by Sludgeman
Freetail Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
93 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.