Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
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Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 970
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 1 | Reviews: 1
4.19/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | $
Ranger Creek is a small brewery in an industrial park Northeast of downtown San Antonio. Actually, they call themselves the only "Brewstillery" in Texas, because they also distill whiskey on the same site using some of the same equipment. They don't have a full time tasting room, but they do preplanned open house events on a regular basis where they conduct tours and information sessions about their beer and whiskey, and provide beer and whiskey samples. The current deal they offer is $10 for the tour, a logo pint glass for you to keep, and 3 pints of beer, or two pints plus a whiskey sample. This is an incredible price, especially since their beers are very good and the whiskeys are excellent.
The brewery interior is simple and utilitarian, and so is the tasting room, which is why I rated the atmosphere as low as I did. However, the staff more than makes up for it with their open, friendly treatment of the guests, and their obvious passion for producing quality beverages.
They usually have three or four of their beers on tap, and all of the ones I've tried have been well-made and tasty. I especially liked their Oatmeal Pale Ale and the Tripel, which is a dead ringer for Tripel Karmeliet. They also bottle limited release batches and sometimes you can buy them in the tasting room at a price below local retail. The whiskeys are also available for sale at a lower-than-retail price.
At some of the larger open house events they have food available from local sources, but they do not have their own kitchen.
This is a small, family-run operation that has a slowly growing, but very inventive line of beers and whiskeys. Their open houses and tastings are laid back, fun events that are well worth checking out. They're a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon in San Antonio. Check their website for upcoming events.
02-01-2014 03:20:26 | More by Radome
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling in San Antonio, TX
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