Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling

Ranger Creek Brewing & DistillingRanger Creek Brewing & Distilling
BA SCORE
62.3%
Liked Their Beers
3.67 w/ 1,049 ratings
Ranger Creek Brewing & DistillingRanger Creek Brewing & Distilling
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

4834 Whirlwind Dr.
San Antonio, Texas, 78217
United States

(210) 775-2099 | map
drinkrangercreek.com

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Added by wolffman17 on 09-16-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
23
Reviews:
226
Ratings:
1,049
Liked:
654
Average:
3.67/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
82.1%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
28
Liked:
23
Avg:
4.22/5
pDev:
13.98%
 
 
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Photo of dnallohb
3.49/5  rDev -17.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4

Small taproom with limited seating, usually have fairly regular events and such throughout the week. Local brew I've gotta support.

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Photo of JDeV
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of MLP1
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.59/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of RangerCreek_Mark
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of tfrog3030
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of MuricanKat
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Hands down the best beers in Texas, as well as, outstanding passion and customer service.

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Photo of Theresavs
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

We took the Saturday tour with 30ish others. TJ Miller (1 of the 3 owners and head distiller) was our tour host. As others said, for your $10 you get a nonic, 2 hours of information, and choice of 3 beers or 2 beers and 4 tiny samples of bourbon. They explain that they give a "Texas sized sample", which equates to about 12 ounces. Of course, you can ask for less beer.

We rode our bikes there and arrived 1 hour early. They graciously invited us in and let us park the bikes inside the brewhouse.

The beers were all very good:
Red headed stranger (red IPA),
Love struck Hefe (beautiful flavor),
OPA (oatmeal American pale ale) so smooth
Sunday Morning Coming Down (British strong ale) a coffee stout with 2 types of beans, and
Purple Rhine (prickly pear Berliner Weisse). The last had a light pink hue and a great sour taste. The name is also a play on Prince's "Purple rain".

Since we are not hard liquor people, we only tried two of the four bourbons. I learned a lot about the process, though.

I heartily recommend this tour. TJ and his co-owners are passionate about their brewstillery and love what they do. Highlight was the shipping container smoker and the cask conditioning shipping container.

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Photo of RodneyHolt
4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of OKFine
2.74/5  rDev -35.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 2

Photo of Scooter694
4.73/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of kylehay2004
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jarosa85
4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of cfrobrew
3.11/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Not overtly impressive but the staff was cool and they did a good job explaining how to taste whiskey.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.64/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Did a Saturday tour which was ok but congested. Beers were enjoyable but not exemplary. Had a decent selection, didn't try any of their spirits. Service was good considering the circumstances. Vibe seemed a little bit hectic. Worth a visit but probably will not be back with other options nearby.

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Photo of jandadeboer
4.82/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Magery
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of JohnK1366
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Ranger Creek is a combo brewery/distillery in the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas.
The tour began with everyone receiving an embossed Nonic and either 3 tickets for beer or two beer tickets and one whiskey ticket. Everyone got their first 12 oz sample from the current selection on tap and the tour began. The first half hour or so was devoted to the background of Ranger Creek, the brewing process in general and specifically at Ranger Creek, and a Q&A session. That was followed by a beer refill and a tour of the brewery. The next session was a discussion of the distilling process, the difference between moonshine and whiskey, and a visit to the still. This was followed by a sample of the bourbon (NOT a 12 oz sample!) and open sampling of their other whiskey products (I prefer the rye). Overall, a good value at $10/ticket - a nonic, 3 12 oz beers, and a very entertaining pair of guides in the owner/head brewer and his father. This tour fills up fast so get tickets on line a couple of weeks before your planned visit.

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Photo of Jbasstic
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of joriv
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Photo of Andyyyyyy
5/5  rDev +18.5%

This place is really cool. Once a month they bring in food trucks and open up the brewery for anyone to come eat, drink, and chill. Brewmasters are there to quiz about the beer. They also bring in guest brewers to open your eyes up to other craft brews in the area. If you have a chance and are in San Antonio on the first saturday of a month. Go check these guys out!

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Photo of wtkphoto
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling in San Antonio, TX
Brewery rating: 62.3% out of 100 with 1,049 ratings
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