20 San Antonio-Area Breweries Every Beer Lover Should Tour

Whether you're a craft connoisseur or amateur drinker, every Texan has a relationship of some sort with beer. Get to know your local ales a little better by touring these San Antonio (and Hill Country) breweries.
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Guadalupe Brewing Company
1580 Wald Rd., New Braunfels, (512) 878-9214, guadalupebrew.com
Plan a day trip up to New Braunfels and hit up this tasting room, open Friday through Sunday. Treat yourself to a nitro tap with flavors like smooth peanut butter, coconut or coffee maple. Or go seasonal with a traditional pumpkin honey ale.
Photo via Instagram, j.garciaz
Guadalupe Brewing Company
1580 Wald Rd., New Braunfels, (512) 878-9214, guadalupebrew.com
Plan a day trip up to New Braunfels and hit up this tasting room, open Friday through Sunday. Treat yourself to a nitro tap with flavors like smooth peanut butter, coconut or coffee maple. Or go seasonal with a traditional pumpkin honey ale.
Photo via Instagram, j.garciaz
Alamo Beer Company
415 Burnet St., (210) 872-5589, alamobeer.com
With such a strong history at this brewery (like the Prohibition and everything), Alamo Beer Company will almost feel like drinking here is a rite of passage as a San Antonian. Get a taste of Europe with the German Pale Ale or Pilsner brews.
Photo via Instagram, alamobeerco
Alamo Beer Company
415 Burnet St., (210) 872-5589, alamobeer.com
With such a strong history at this brewery (like the Prohibition and everything), Alamo Beer Company will almost feel like drinking here is a rite of passage as a San Antonian. Get a taste of Europe with the German Pale Ale or Pilsner brews.
Photo via Instagram, alamobeerco
Shiner's Spoetzl Brewery
603 E Brewery St., Shiner, (361) 594-3383, shiner.com
So it’s a bit of a drive, but Shiner is more than worth it with two rounds included with the tour. Grab something fruity like the Strawberry Blonde ale, seasonal like Holiday Cheer or go with the classic Bock brew. Just do yourself a favor and grab lunch at Friday’s Fried Chicken afterward.
Photo via Instagram, freshhfrank
Shiner's Spoetzl Brewery
603 E Brewery St., Shiner, (361) 594-3383, shiner.com
So it’s a bit of a drive, but Shiner is more than worth it with two rounds included with the tour. Grab something fruity like the Strawberry Blonde ale, seasonal like Holiday Cheer or go with the classic Bock brew. Just do yourself a favor and grab lunch at Friday’s Fried Chicken afterward.
Photo via Instagram, freshhfrank
Cibolo Creek
448 S Main St., Boerne, (830) 816-5275, cibolocreekbrewing.com
Order up the market board with a mixture of cheeses, meats and seasonal vegetables, or the bier buns. Wash it down with a glass of Boerne Blonde. For an even better treat, stop by for brunch on Sunday.
Photo via Instagram, scottyreese
Cibolo Creek
448 S Main St., Boerne, (830) 816-5275, cibolocreekbrewing.com
Order up the market board with a mixture of cheeses, meats and seasonal vegetables, or the bier buns. Wash it down with a glass of Boerne Blonde. For an even better treat, stop by for brunch on Sunday.
Photo via Instagram, scottyreese
Freetail Brewing Company
2000 S. Presa St., (210) 625-6000, freetailbrewing.com
Come see where all the magic happens with tours at 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. You can even swing by for a quick yoga sesh and enjoy a brew afterward on Thursdays.
Photo via Instagram, palaciostx
Freetail Brewing Company
2000 S. Presa St., (210) 625-6000, freetailbrewing.com
Come see where all the magic happens with tours at 3 and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. You can even swing by for a quick yoga sesh and enjoy a brew afterward on Thursdays.
Photo via Instagram, palaciostx
Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling
4834 Whirlwind Dr., (210) 339-2282, drinkrangercreek.com
On top of having some of the best beer in the area, Ranger Creek also offers a number of cool events. Head on over for boozy yoga, trivia night, game watch parties, live music, an artisan market or just for a tour. Play it safe with a San Antonio Lager, or go for something less traditional like Love Struck Hefe and Red Headed Stranger.
Photo via Instagram, inspiredraceevents
Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling
4834 Whirlwind Dr., (210) 339-2282, drinkrangercreek.com
On top of having some of the best beer in the area, Ranger Creek also offers a number of cool events. Head on over for boozy yoga, trivia night, game watch parties, live music, an artisan market or just for a tour. Play it safe with a San Antonio Lager, or go for something less traditional like Love Struck Hefe and Red Headed Stranger.
Photo via Instagram, inspiredraceevents
Real Ale Brewing Company
31 San Saba Ct., Blanco, (830) 833-2534, realalebrewing.com
Tube your way down the Blanco River, then make your way over to Real Ale for some cold ones! Tours are offered on Fridays and Saturday, so your weekend won’t be complete without a pint of Lost Gold or Devil’s Backbone. Or both.
Photo via Instagram, rachaelwalters_
Real Ale Brewing Company
31 San Saba Ct., Blanco, (830) 833-2534, realalebrewing.com
Tube your way down the Blanco River, then make your way over to Real Ale for some cold ones! Tours are offered on Fridays and Saturday, so your weekend won’t be complete without a pint of Lost Gold or Devil’s Backbone. Or both.
Photo via Instagram, rachaelwalters_
Busted Sandal Brewing Company
7114 Oaklawn Dr., (210) 872-1486, bustedsandalbrewing.com
Try a classic brew like the 210 Ale or venture out to La Chancla series for a taste of Hop Dong IPA. Take your time savoring a brew in house, then take some beer to go. Even better, dogs are welcome.
Photo via Instagram, lynnsokolowski
Busted Sandal Brewing Company
7114 Oaklawn Dr., (210) 872-1486, bustedsandalbrewing.com
Try a classic brew like the 210 Ale or venture out to La Chancla series for a taste of Hop Dong IPA. Take your time savoring a brew in house, then take some beer to go. Even better, dogs are welcome.
Photo via Instagram, lynnsokolowski
BS Brewing
1408 Old Lehmann Rd., Seguin, (830) 660-8124, bsbrewingtx.com
Sample the Jack the Ripper-inspired 1888 Whitechapel ale or the student-friendly College Chronic red ale. Potluck and live music make this the spot to be every Saturday with the party starting at 6 p.m.
Photo via Instagram, kenziekins
BS Brewing
1408 Old Lehmann Rd., Seguin, (830) 660-8124, bsbrewingtx.com
Sample the Jack the Ripper-inspired 1888 Whitechapel ale or the student-friendly College Chronic red ale. Potluck and live music make this the spot to be every Saturday with the party starting at 6 p.m.
Photo via Instagram, kenziekins
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery
136 E. Grayson St. #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
Enjoy a chocolate stout infused with blackberries, a sake style brew or a kettle sour with a hint of cucumber. While all the names are interesting to say the least, our favorite it the THOT - “That Heirloom Over There.” You’re not fooling us, Southerleigh.
Photo via Instagram, katherineleighcompton
Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery
136 E. Grayson St. #120, (210) 455-5701, southerleigh.com
Enjoy a chocolate stout infused with blackberries, a sake style brew or a kettle sour with a hint of cucumber. While all the names are interesting to say the least, our favorite it the THOT - “That Heirloom Over There.” You’re not fooling us, Southerleigh.
Photo via Instagram, katherineleighcompton