Freetail Brewing Company
Active Beers: 128
Beer Ratings: 2,071
Beer Avg: 3.88
Taps: 18 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 57 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by ballewblake:
3.83/5 rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$$
Landed here before a long weekend of drinking. Seemed like it was in a weird distant place in the city, but then again I don't know SA like I know some cities. Interior seemed very fresh and virgin, not much on the walls besides the paint.
What is around is lots of support for Texas beer culture, which I much appreciated; Real Ale, Uncle Billy's, NXNW, Fredricksberg, etc signs and growlers hanging around. We sat at the bar looking over the tap selection and fermentation tanks. Awesome selection of beers, both brewpub and regional. They still had some Rahr Winter warmer running! wow. That stuff runs out quick in DFW, very surprised to see it still flowing months after the release. RA Devils Backbone and 2008 Sisyhpus, SS Imperial Stout, St A Summer, 512 Alt and Wit, Shiner Smokehaus. By far some of the best brews were really the ones they brewed up. I was a huge fan of the Torpor Porter, Interloper Stout, and the 3 Tail Belgian Strong. Highly recommend this place. Oh.. and the food. A small pizza served me for two days. Pizza carbonra was out of this world. My veggie friend even somehow was admiring the lovely bacon smells coming off it. ;)
Down fall for us was the service, we were two guys at the bar, begging for beer, water and food, and barely got it. It wasn't super busy (IMO) and there were three bartenders, with half the place full and half the bar full. When we grew to 4 people and moved to a table, service came to a halt. A total bummer for a place with such great brews, food, and support for the scene.
06-08-2009 22:28:13 | More by ballewblake
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District of Columbia
4.33/5 rDev +2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
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 72 ratings.