Blue Star Brewing Company
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 140
Beer Avg: 3.43
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 44 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by 1fastz28:
4.28/5 rDev +12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went to this place while on a trip to san antonio, at the recommendation of some locals, and reading the beerfly posts. We went there right around noon so it was dead when we first got there, the bar has a nice deck area overlooking the parking lot and a river or creek or something. It was a beautiful day and sitting outside was great, even had wifi allowing me to rate my beers right away. Beer was good, and inside you can see the kettles that make the back part of the bar, its a brewpub where you really are surrounded by all the brewing equipment. Food was good and cheap, i really liked the place, our waiter gave us recommendations about their beer, and some other local places and did not forget about us when a group of about a dozen business guys showed up. If you are in the area, i'd highly recommend it, it was a nice little place, and if i go to san antonio again, i'll definitely go here again.
03-29-2009 04:15:34 | More by 1fastz28
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3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Visited the brewery today as part of the American Homebrew Association's "Learn How to Homebrew Day". The brewery allowed the local Bexar Brewers Homebrew Club to brew some demonstration batches outside.
The interior is open and purposefully rustic-looking; Texas Old West chic. It was dominated by the brewing equipment right behind the bar. There were also tables outside and easy access to the Riverwalk pathway. There is even an electric bicycle rack right outside if you want to ride the Riverwalk.
The staff was friendly and welcoming. I did not have any food, but tried several beers. They seemed to have 5 or 6 of their own beers on tap. The Doppelbock was pleasant and malty, but a bit sweeter than I prefer. The absolute standout was a beer called "Close Encounter", described as "2 year aged sour beer blend with hints of tamarind and prunes". I am a fan of sours, especially Flemish reds and browns, and this beer was similar but also like no other I've ever had. It was malty and did remind me of tamarind. The sourness was restrained but there was a slow-developing hot pepper-like burn at the back of the throat balanced by malt and sweetness. Go try it now if you can!
11-03-2013 02:45:42 | More by Radome
Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
87 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.