Blue Star Brewing Company
Active Beers: 25
Beer Ratings: 143
Beer Avg: 3.42
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 44 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by TheBeerDog:
2.69/5 rDev -29.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.25 | food: 2.25 | $$
I've been to Blue Star probably a half dozen times over the past two and a half years. It's the type of the place that you really want to like because it's in a cool neighborhood and has a nice feel to it, but sadly, it's pretty disappointing.
Beer - Small selection, usually only 4-6 beers on tap. Never really impressed with any beer I've had here. At their best, their beers are mediocre.
Food - A few years ago, the menu was pretty basic, and the food was ok. But I went recently and it seemed they were trying for something for upscale, and it just didn't make much sense. It's been a few months since I've been there, so I've no idea what they're doing now.
Atmosphere - Best part. Also, they offer a free shuttle to and from Spurs games, so I give them a few points for that.
05-25-2013 19:57:51 | More by TheBeerDog
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3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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.