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 harpus:
3.25/5 rDev -14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
Blue Star Brewing Co. is very unique in one way since they are connected to a bike shop and it looked to be some sort of art gallery that they had cleared out the center and placed chairs and music stands. I dont know what they were doing. They had 6 beers on tap amber, wit, peach wit, stout, pale and somthing else. All the beers seemed to have some sort of goof after taste. The stout and amber were the best two. The food was good, but i was also hungery since I an not eaten all day. If back in the area I might go back to see what new beers they have but, would get the ones I have already had.
09-06-2007 22:39:45 | More by harpus
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3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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.