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Freetail Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Freetail Brewing CompanyFreetail Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

94 Ratings
Ratings: 94
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 11.58%
Active Beers: 139
Beer Ratings: 2,400
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 18
Bottles: 0
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 tjkinate:
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3.6/5  rDev -14.9%

I was really excited to stop in and drink some beer from the "highest rated brewpub in Texas." I really hope that statement isn't true, because in my opinion Freetail has room for improvement.

The good: The location provides its customers with ample parking. I really hate it when a place rocks, but it takes 30 minutes to find a place to park when I'm thirsty for a brew. Here I don't think that ever will be an issue since the parking seemed to be able to fit more vehicles than the brewpub and its neighbor could fit people inside! The actual building itself is in great shape, inside and out, as well as provides a great selection of indoor and outdoor seating with a surprising scenic view. I also enjoyed their food, and the prices were nothing to be frightened of.

The bad: Maybe I've been spoiled with brewpubs from southern California, but 10 beers on tap was laughable. They had a few guest breweries like, Real Ale and Saint Arnold, but if you don't make that many beers at any one time, you need more breweries beer to be present. I can understand it's not that large of a location, but for example Pizza Port in San Diego easily has 15 of their own beers on tap and the remaining 30 are made up from other breweries around the country. I like a variety in my beer selection and even though it is summer a lot of people like dark beers, stouts/porters, and you offered zero of those styles.

At the end of my experience I left with a satisfied full stomach from good nachos and some pretty good beers, but I couldn't help feeling that Freetail was still a long way from being the caliber of place its California counterparts are known to be.

tjkinate, Jul 08, 2011
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Freetail Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
94 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.