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Blue Star Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Star Brewing CompanyBlue Star Brewing Company
Based on:
35 Beers
239 Hads
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 48
Visits: 67
Avg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1414 S. Alamo #105
San Antonio, Texas, 78210
United States
phone: (210) 212-5506

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Reviews: 48 | Visits: 67
Reviews by northaustin:
Photo of northaustin
3/5  rDev -20.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2.5

me and a friend stopped by to pass the time one night when we were in san antonio. took us a while to find as it is not visible directly from the road.

atmosphere: was a bit crowded but no biggy, felt a lot of hustle and bustle when inside but the back patio was very nice.

quality: could have been much better. the stout tasted like an iced coffee, the barleywine was more of a hardlywine, and the pale ale was just so so. maybe it was because i went at the wrong time or maybe because i had too high of hopes but the beers were just average.

service: pretty good considering how busy it was at the time.

selection: only six beers to choose from!!!! seriously wtf. all i had ever heard was how this place is usually rotating in a cask and a few specials but neither of these was available when we went. definately planning another trip down to try some special beers.

food: was bland and basic. tasted alright but was definately not impressing.me and my friend had a burger.

everything was fairly inexpensive which made it bearable and definately worth a check out. i would love to check this place out again so i can have a better feel for reviewing it.

also as we were in the parking lot two stray cats came up and chilled on my friends car while he was filling it up with engine coolant. it was awesome to say the least.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Karibourgeois
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Pug
4.11/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Understated stop in a local artist community. Very nice menu, with a clever list of options (I liked the pig pie). Lots on tap to taste, but unfortunately there is nary a sampler to offer up. The beer I had was tasty, but would have liked the chance to test more.Worth a trip if you are in the area for sure.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of Dicers
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Vinegarroon
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.25

Went for lunch and beers with friends.
The sour beers are definately their Flagship beer, very good for the style.
The other ales were good but not excellent.
Service was great, staff was friendly and knowledgeble.
Food was quite good but a little pricey for the small portions.
I would recomend anyone to give the place a try.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.36/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of Magery
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Leschber
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of johnnyringo013
4.11/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Great place to meet and get primed before going to watch THE WORLD CHAMPIONS OF THE NBA.. THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.! The atmosphere is casual and the crowd is laid back. This place is in the heart of the art district and historic downtown SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS.

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Photo of Domvan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

A very beer-centric brewpub. Nine beers on tap, including two exceptional sours, as well as a cask version of their pale ale. The venue has a good size bar but too few stools .. so plenty of room to spread out or stand.
Food was modestly better than average, with the brisket being the best thing we tried.
Service was better than average, and much more knowledgeable than average.
Brewing operations in full view, along with some hanging bicycles. Adequate free parking.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of longmire
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Guzano
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of bkeller04
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of jandadeboer
4.46/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of vmdominguez
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of truesolution
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of strangebrew1981
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Radome
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio, TX
86 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.