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Reviews by jamescain:
3.8/5 rDev -12.2%
I don't want to compare this store wit other stores in the state. That's not fair to them, but it's hard not to. San Antonio, never gets all of the beers that the other major cities in the state receive. Gabriel's has the best selection in the city though. They are a little out of the way, but if you make the trip it is worth it. Most of their beers are kept in coolers, although most of their new arrivals are not. They have selves in the back that hold some of their older beers; however, it is hard to convince myself to buy them due to their less then optimal storage conditions. They have a nice single's selection up front, but generally will not break up a six pack. The people that work in the beer section are fairly knowledgeable, but anyone else in the store is not. Their prices recently have began to become more expensive, but for some items they are not bad. They have recently added a glassware collection in the back of the store also. This is easily the best selection in the city and the place that I usually recommend. It doesn't hurt that it's only two exits down from Freetail either.
07-22-2011 17:23:49 | More by jamescain
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4.11/5 rDev -5.1%
I saw the BA ratings on this store and tried it out when I was in that part of town. In my experience, they have the best/widest selection of craft beer of any store in town. There were dozens to hundreds of different beers. The emphasis was on US craft brewers with lots of Texas titles and a pretty good selection of Belgian beers. There were fewer German and British labels. Prices were decent with a few specials available. Although the selection was better than other stores in town that I've been to, I'm not sure it's enough improved to warrant going a long way out of your way to check them out.
05-31-2014 05:43:29 | More by Radome
4.56/5 rDev +5.3%
There's not a lot in the way of craft beer in San Antonio, but if you are looking for some bottles to take home with you, this is the place. The beer manager, Robert, is very knowledgeable and helpful. He has put together quite a beer selection and knows where to point ya. The place is a huge, and first impression might be that it is not a craft beer destination, but it most definitely is. Highly recommended...
05-19-2014 17:01:26 | More by bhalter8
4.61/5 rDev +6.5%
Stopped in the Ganriel's while on a business road trip. Wanted to get some of the beers that don't have distro in So Cal. Was approached by one of the employees and we proceeded to talk beers for the next hour while he walked me through their stock, telling me about the ones I hadn't seen before. This store (there are several) had an pretty extensive selection of beers plus a section where you could make up your own six packs.
After talking to the employee I took him up on a couple of suggestions for a new brewery's offering (5 Stones) and made up a couple mixed sixers while I was at it.
Recommend this place highly and I'll be back when the next business trip comes up.
02-14-2014 01:07:44 | More by MoorBeerPlz
Gabriel's Superstore in San Antonio, TX
95 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.