In the days of "faux craft" and international conglomerates owning some of the most beloved U.S. beer icons, it's hard to know the provenance of the beer in your glass. Here are some suggestions for local beers you may like as well as or better than the national brands and big imports. There's also a better chance of shaking the brewer's hand while you're drinking the beer.
If you drink: Budweiser (Anheuser-Busch InBev, Belgium), light American lager
You may like: Lobo Lager (Pedernales Brewing Co., Fredericksburg), pre-Prohibition lager
If you drink: Blue Moon White (MolsonCoors/SAB Miller Brewing, Canada/England), Belgian Witbier
You may like: Freetail Rye Wit (Freetail Brewing Co., San Antonio), Belgian Wit with rye malt
If you drink: Newcastle Brown (Heineken/Carlsberg, Netherlands/Denmark), English brown ale
You may like: Texas Honey Ale (Guadalupe Brewing Co., New Braunfels), American amber ale with Texas honey
If you drink: Pabst Blue Ribbon (Pabst Brewing Co., Los Angeles), budget light American lager
You may like: Alamo Golden Ale (Alamo Beer Co., San Antonio, but brewed in Blanco), mild golden/blonde ale
If you drink: Guinness (St. James Gate brewery — owned by Diageo PLC, London, England), Irish stout
You may like: Spire Stout (Blue Star Brewing Co., San Antonio), Irish stout
If you drink: Trois Pistoles (Unibroue, Canada — owned by Sapporo, Japan), Belgian dark strong ale
You may like: La Bestia Aimable (Ranger Creek Brewing Co., San Antonio), Belgian dark strong ale
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