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Freetail Brewing Company

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Freetail Brewing CompanyFreetail Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.86/5
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96 Beers
1,864 Ratings
Place Score: 93
Ratings: 110
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.2
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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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 61
Reviews by ballewblake:
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3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

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Photo of Jarosa85
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
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 -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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
93 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.