Blue Star Brewing Company
Active Beers: 24
Beer Ratings: 138
Beer Avg: 3.42
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 44 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jasonjlewis:
4.03/5 rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3 | $$$
A laid back and nice place. 7 Beers on tap, one on cask. A little bit expensive 3.50-4.25 per "pint". It's really a 14 oz. glass and with the head, one gets maybe 12 oz. of beer. Growler filling is 10 bucks though and they said they'd fill any growler.
The service was great and I couldn't have asked for more. The bartender was fairly knowledgable about his job. He was in no means a beer guru, but he gave excellent service.
The beers here are hit or miss, and the ones that are good don't really stand out, but it's still a decent place.
I ordered a rueben sandwich. Their soeurkraut is pretty tasteless. I think they buy it canned. The fries were good, but the rueben sandwich tasted like they bought all the shit from a food company and heated it back up on the grill. Not worth the money for the rueben.
Try this place, don't expect to have your socks knocked off by the food and beer, but it's still a decent place nevertheless.
09-23-2007 05:51:36 | More by jasonjlewis
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3.83/5 rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
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
2.88/5 rDev -24.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $$$
Well to get started as soon as I walked in the door a strange odor hit. Kinda
like the smell of a dairy, not sure if it was the kitchen or the brew tanks. I have been to a few breweries and have never smelled an odor like that.
We sat at the bar and were waited on promptly (very good bartender). I sampled the sour, not what I was looking for at all in a sour; it could have been poured better and it tasted like it had been watered down. I settled for the Texican not a bad beer, but wasn't cold enough and the smell of the place ruined the taste of my beer. We left glasses half full so sad
07-28-2013 05:25:49 | More by Mamlassig87
Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
87 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.