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San Antonio Impromptu Weekend Tasting

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by jamescain, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    This Saturday (1/23) 1PM on the patio. Bring some beers, glassware, and buy food or drink.

    Cheers!
    James
     
  2. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    And tip the shit out of our server, they are always really cool to us and have to clean up after our drunk asses! ;-)
     
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  3. Robertx91

    Robertx91 Aspirant (25) Feb 19, 2013

    I'm in. Can't wait to meet some new beer drinkers.
     
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  4. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Cool except that none of us are new beer drinkers! ;-)
     
  5. Robertx91

    Robertx91 Aspirant (25) Feb 19, 2013

    Ok. Make some new friends that have a love for beer. Better?
     
  6. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

  7. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (615) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    I'll be there. I can't stay too long, so I won't bring 20 bottles this time.
     
  8. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    Sours welcome ;)
     
  9. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (615) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    I have some '10 bud light lime if that counts. Lol
     
  10. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    So, is this gonna be a four person tasting? Where is everyone???
     
  11. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (610) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Wish I could make it down - sounds awesome. Unfortunately, I'm on childcare duty because my wife is at a conference all day.
     
  12. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (615) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    SA needs to start turning it out better than this...I think we only had 6 people last time.
     
  13. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    Yeah, Matts gonna have to start bringing the small cooler! ;-)
     
  14. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    that may be true but how many beers did we have? o_O
     
  15. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (615) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    Probably enough for 20. :)
     
  16. duff247

    duff247 Savant (460) Texas Nov 16, 2010

    Wish I could make it out, got scheduled to work this sat. In town till May, so maybe I can make on before I head out of town.
     
  17. aschwab

    aschwab Advocate (585) Texas Mar 3, 2009

    I wish I had seen this thread sooner. I was at Freetail at 3:30 PM on Saturday and saw a small table with a lot of bombers on it. I figured it was some people from here but I did not have a bomber so I did not want to start getting "free samples" without my own bottles.

    Looked like a good time.
     
  18. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    I'll show up to the next one if it's on one of my days off. I was also wondering if a Austin/San Antonio share would be plausible. It could be done at the Faust in New Braunfels :)
     
  19. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    I didn't feel like starting a new thread, but where are the bottle shops in San Antonio worth a trip? I'll be heading to Freetail Friday night so I have some time Saturday morning to roam around before heading back to Houston
     
  20. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Gabriel's at 1604 and Blanco/ Specs at 1604 & IH35/ and I guess there's a new Specs at 281 and 1604.
     
  21. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    The specs is DeZevala and I-10, not really on the way back to Austin. There is however a new Whole foods in the same shopping center as Gabriels on 1604.
     
  22. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (615) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    There's a new one at 281 as well. I haven't been there yet, so I'm not sure how good the beer selection is. DeZavala us pretty good. The new Whole Foods is great as well. Generally has some nice beers in tap too.
     
  23. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    1723 N Loop 1604 E,San Antonio, TX 78232 210-494-8600
    This one. Opened just recently I think.
     
  24. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    you could have just bought the pizza! ;-)
     
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  25. aschwab

    aschwab Advocate (585) Texas Mar 3, 2009

    Ha....maybe next time I am down in SA and something like this happens. I have some bombers that I have been wanting to open but rather share them as opposed to be selfish and drink them myself.
     
  26. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    I was not aware of that one...hmmm
     
  27. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (515) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Doubt that many have.
     
  28. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Savant (490) Texas Jan 10, 2011

    I don't care what anyone says. Its not selfish to drink your own beer. Its yours, enjoy it.
     
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  29. mattchow

    mattchow Savant (380) Texas Jun 24, 2012

    I'll be at 1604 and i10, which means I'm down the street from Freetail and Gabriels. Awesome, guess I'll drop by as my car is being worked on and pass by Specs at 1604 and 35 on my way back to Houston. Thanks!
     
  30. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    Thats a long way to get back to I10. I recommend going to Specs at DeZevala and I10. It's on your way back to Houston, the beer selection is better, the guys that work there know more about beer, and you don't have to take the giant loop that is 1604.
     
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  31. I guess to a Houstonian, driving half the way around 1604 isn't a big deal... but straight lines are always shorter.

    James, you really think Spec's DeZavala has a bigger beer selection than Gabriel's?? And Kyle & crew are more knowledgeable that Scott and Robert? Has this just changed in the last month since I've been gone?
     
  32. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Advocate (615) Texas Nov 20, 2011

    Gabriel's is the best selection in town IMO. I like Specs DeZavala and Central Market as well. Those are probably the 3 shops where I buy most of my beer.
     
  33. I like Gabriel's selection but there's like 3 guys at specs dezavala that I always see that have helped me out without even asking. I've never had that at Gabriel's. Granted I've been to Gabriel's less. I still don't see anybody I could ever think is a "beer guy" at Gabriel's though.
     
  34. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (585) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    You must've gone into Gabriel's on the wrong days. It's very hard to walk around in there without someone asking you if you need help. I can go into Spec's De Zavala and walk around for 20 minutes without being approached by a single employee. Yes, I'm a former Gabriel's employee, so I'm probably a bit biased, but it's hard to argue with consistent observation. Or maybe I've just gone into Spec's on the wrong days. :D
     
  35. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Advocate (585) Texas Apr 26, 2007

    Well, I don't work there anymore. ;) I like Spec's De Zavala. It's a good alternative to Gabriel's (but yes, Gabriel's has a bigger selelction) and a shorter drive for me. I preferred Paul over Kyle, but apparently Paul's a floater now.
     
  36. jamescain

    jamescain Advocate (660) Texas Jul 14, 2009

    I wasnt referring to Gabriels just the live oak spect
     
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  37. miikezombie

    miikezombie Savant (380) Texas Aug 13, 2010

    Fixed.

    In other news, hopefully I can make the next tasting.
     
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