Join SA Current Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Monday, May 20, 2019

First All-Texas Pale Ale Arrives at Southerleigh

Posted By on Mon, May 20, 2019 at 2:21 PM

click to enlarge GIANT NOISE
  • Giant Noise
For most Texas breweries, hops — a crop that thrives in cool climates — is one beer ingredient that has never been sourced locally.

Until now, that is.

Hanks Hops, a Texas-based hydroponic hops farm, recently shared their first harvest with Southerleigh's head brewer, Les Locke. Thanks to the locally-sourced hops, Locke was able to create the first all-Texas ingredient pale ale beer, Texas Native Pale Ale, which is now available at Southerleigh.

The new beer marks a milestone in Texas brewing, just months away from the Craft Brewers Conference's arrival in San Antonio in 2020.

"Without sounding too pompous, it's pretty big because we have access now to commercial hops here in the state," Locke said. "This is hops, fresh-off-the-vine, that we couldn't get before. We're lucky to have that."

For beer lovers, the new pale ale offers notes of fresh citrus and pine with a malt backbone and a crisp taste.

In addition to the hops, the beer features other Texas-sourced ingredients like Maverick Malt from Wildorado and a Nueces strain of yeast from Texas Yeast Labs in New Braunfels.

So many restaurants, so little time. Find out the latest San Antonio dining news with our Flavor Friday Newsletter.

Tags: , , , , ,

San Antonio Current works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of San Antonio and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep San Antonio's true free press free.

Related Locations

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 20, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2020 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation