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Everything Freetail

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by atxdelivery, Sep 26, 2012.

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  1. SWChi

    SWChi Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    I'm assuming stemware is still available....heading down there from Chicago this weekend...thanks.
     
  2. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    Former food industry worker for 7 years in a variety of restaurants here. If you saw the way servers handled your silverware, you might start carrying around alcohol swabs to wipe it down before use. Also any food handling in general. I've seen some spotty things and pointed them out to management/called out co-workers. I'm surprised there aren't way more cases of food poisoning than there already are.

    Edit: Just today at Kroger, guy picked up salmon with his bare hands to cut it for me. I promptly placed it in the trash where it belonged. I'll be having a chat with their managers shortly.
     
  3. DonD

    DonD Jun 23, 2008 Texas
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  4. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    o_O I don't understand this... but I'm sure he knows what he's doing.
     
  5. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    I understand it. Freetail is really far from the metro area, just think of all the business they could get if they were closer to downtown. The driving distance doesn't stop me but I know it stops a lot of people from going there.
     
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  6. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    Sounds like he's already thinking about distribution in the event that the beer bills are passed. According to the article in the Current, he feels that a second SA location is necessary in order to accommodate packaging and distribution. The space they have now is sufficient for bottling brewery-only releases, but they're going to need more space if they intend to distribute statewide.
     
  7. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    That makes sense.
     
  8. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    How about an Austin distro center? ;)

    It would actually make total sense to have a location closer to Downtown. I used to live near Alamo Heights and frankly it took foreeeeever to get out to the area where Freetail is now.

    SA is a very big place, folks.
     
  9. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    I love the current location. It's only 2 miles from my house. :)
     
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  10. cfh64

    cfh64 Aug 16, 2005 Texas
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    Not surprised
     
  11. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    Neither am I
     
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  12. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    Please? It only takes 30mins to get across the city...w/o traffic of course
     
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  13. raffy313

    raffy313 Dec 15, 2010 Texas
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    Oh please... the only people that are bothered by that driving distance are BMC drinkers. And people who frankly don't deserve/care for Freetail beers. I could live on the farthest southeast corner of SA and I'd still make that drive weekly(at least). You people in SA are spoiled to have such a brewery anywhere in your city. If it was the drive, and getting more "business", why wouldn't it be a location more central TX(Austin even)?

    I get why he's expanding, but my guess is for the reasons pwsoldier stated.
     
  14. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    Exactly why Freetail is expanding. Thanks Scott as in PWSoldier for the explanation. As for more centrally located to DT SA? I'm not a huge fan of that hipster scene going on along Alamo St. where everyone is a so called beer expert. I'll still be loyal to the original location and sporadically visit the new location. Nothing wrong with expansion.
     
  15. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    Keep in mind that the majority of beer drinkers in SA are BMC drinkers, I'm pretty sure a substantial part of FTs clientele are BMC drinkers but make the exception when they go to FT, but they just stick to Freetail Ale. Moving the location to Central TX would probably increase business, but Scott is from SA and he wants to build the craft scene in SA, Austin doesn't need any help with that.
     
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  16. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    There's a hipster scene in SA? o_O I guess being from Austin I never noticed it
     
  17. soultrain19

    soultrain19 Feb 28, 2008 Texas

    Dang. You live as close as my Brother. And fortunately for me my parents are moving to that side of town from 35 & Schertz Parkway. So know matter what family members I am visiting, I'll be a stones throw from Freetail.
     
  18. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Aug 28, 2010 Texas
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    When is the next kick ass bottle share at Freetail?
     
  19. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    3/30 AtxDelivery at 1PM that John is coordinating but we can start at 8:00AM sharp. Lol!
     
  20. atxdelivery

    atxdelivery Aug 28, 2010 Texas
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    Is there a bottle release, or just a bunch of kick ass dudes sharing good stuff?? 8AM is cocky!
     
  21. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    If you ain't drank a gallon O' barleywine by 9AM, the rest of the day is wasted.
     
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  22. Grendle

    Grendle Apr 11, 2012 Texas
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    Bunch of kick ass dudes...
     
  23. mhenson42

    mhenson42 Nov 20, 2011 Texas
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    Wasn't Echolocater Hopplebock going to be bottled? I thought I remember a post to that effect. I just went on tap this week.
     
  24. AlonCicerone

    AlonCicerone Jan 25, 2011 Texas

    Umm, folks talking about downtown & inner SA should realize that the San Antonio METRO area includes 8 counties, including Comal & the city of New Braunsfels. Officially, it actually borders Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos Metro area
     
  25. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    Are you all kidding me about discussing where in SA Freetail might add a location? I drive hundreds of miles to buy cases of beer because they produce insanely great beer and allow for a fucking kickass party. Put that shit in McAllen ad I'm still making the drive.

    When any of you all have heard me tell the story about dreaming of beer let it be known that I'm dreaming about a Freetail release and share.

    No offense intended to those discussing locations. But dang it... Who cares? Just give us more Freetail
     
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  26. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    Glad to hear you don't mind the drive. I guess we will see you on the 30th! Cool!!
     
  27. Clonies720

    Clonies720 Oct 24, 2012 Texas

    I'm willing to make a drive to SA for Ananke release party.
     
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  28. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    The 30th of this month? April? Shit this job at the Saucer has me behind the game for sure. I only nabbed a bottle of abacus
     
  29. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    This month, Abacus is fine. :)
     
  30. mattisloco

    mattisloco Feb 13, 2007 Texas
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    He's resistant to change. Don't worry we're working with him.
     
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  31. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I'm willing to donate my garage to them if they want to brew out here. I'll distribute too, for free.
     
  32. H0rnedFr0gs

    H0rnedFr0gs Mar 12, 2012 Texas
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    It felt so strange calling it Abacus in front of David Walker...pretty sure he laughed a little
     
  33. Lutter

    Lutter Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    When I asked David Walker about the pronunciation of Sucaba... he said "the proper pronunciation is Abacus". So, uh, I think you were fine, lol.
     
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  34. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
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    I've already got dibs as the Houston distribution center. I must've muled 10 cases of their stuff in 2012 to buddies in Houston. All non profit of course ;)
     
  35. rdooley

    rdooley Feb 7, 2013 Texas
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    Quick quesion - All the current beers that FT lists on their website...are these also the bottled options as well? Will be visiting next wkend and I'm curious what will be available to-go.
     
  36. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    The website should also list bottles as well
     
  37. rdooley

    rdooley Feb 7, 2013 Texas
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    Cool thanks. I couldn't find it on the mobile site, but when I viewed the full version I found it.

    Hoping the berliner releases this week!
     
  38. jamescain

    jamescain Jul 14, 2009 Texas
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    You, me and, all the other SA BAs also
     
  39. jl28r1

    jl28r1 Jan 10, 2011 Texas

    No Berliner release, nothing to see here. Please move on.
    Be Friendly!
     
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  40. miikezombie

    miikezombie Aug 13, 2010 Texas

    In keeping with San Antonio tradition, Freetail will sell their Berliner for $40.
     
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