December 11, 2020

20 San Antonio breweries you should support with your beer money

Given the current state of, well, everything, it's safe to say we could all use a sudsy pick-me-up from time to time. Luckily, San Antonio's beer game has been upped considerably over the past few years, thanks to the emergence of local breweries operated by folks that give a damn about making good beer.

Whether you're a craft brew connoisseur or amateur quaffer, we'd suggest getting to know our local breweries — we guarantee you'll find something you like.
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Weathered Souls Brewing Co.
606 Embassy Oaks Ste. 500, (210) 274-6824, weatheredsouls.beer
Weathered Souls Brewing has definitely been keeping busy during the pandemic, seemingly releasing something new every week. Swing by for a 4-pack to-go, or stay a while on the patio and enjoy a hearty meal from South BBQ, located inside. 
Photo via Instagram / weatheredsoulsbrewing
Weathered Souls Brewing Co.
606 Embassy Oaks Ste. 500, (210) 274-6824, weatheredsouls.beer
Weathered Souls Brewing has definitely been keeping busy during the pandemic, seemingly releasing something new every week. Swing by for a 4-pack to-go, or stay a while on the patio and enjoy a hearty meal from South BBQ, located inside.
Photo via Instagram / weatheredsoulsbrewing
Roadmap Brewing Co.
723 N. Alamo St., (210) 254-9962, roadmapbrewing.com
Owners Hannah and Dustin Baker opened up Roadmap Brewing in September of 2018 and have been brewing non-stop ever since. Currently offering 13 brews on tap — from a double IPA to a maple bacon imperial stout — Roadmap has a little something for everyone.   
Photo via Instagram / roadmapbrewing
Roadmap Brewing Co.
723 N. Alamo St., (210) 254-9962, roadmapbrewing.com
Owners Hannah and Dustin Baker opened up Roadmap Brewing in September of 2018 and have been brewing non-stop ever since. Currently offering 13 brews on tap — from a double IPA to a maple bacon imperial stout — Roadmap has a little something for everyone.
Photo via Instagram / roadmapbrewing
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 / bustedsandalbrewing
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 / bustedsandalbrewing
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
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 an impressive array of bourbons, if you're in the mood for something a little stronger. 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 / rangercreek
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 an impressive array of bourbons, if you're in the mood for something a little stronger. 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 / rangercreek
Cactus Land Brewing Company
368 County Rd 325, Adkins, (210) 414-2776, cactuslandbrewing.com
This taproom is open the first and third weekends of the month to bring you fresh brews and fun eats, provided from local food trucks. It stays true to its name, using the prickly pear native to the land.
Photo via Instagram, cactuslandbrewing
Cactus Land Brewing Company
368 County Rd 325, Adkins, (210) 414-2776, cactuslandbrewing.com
This taproom is open the first and third weekends of the month to bring you fresh brews and fun eats, provided from local food trucks. It stays true to its name, using the prickly pear native to the land.
Photo via Instagram, cactuslandbrewing
Dos Sirenos Brewing
231 E. Cevallos St., (210) 442-8138, dossirenosbrewing.com
Producing brews in Southtown since 2019, Dos Sirenos boasts a large patio and outdoor space that’s social-distancing friendly for enjoying one of their brews, which include IPAs, stouts, lagers and ales. The sprawling patio is kid- and dog-friendly, as are the fresh-baked pretzels.
Photo via Instagram / dossirenosbrewing
Dos Sirenos Brewing
231 E. Cevallos St., (210) 442-8138, dossirenosbrewing.com
Producing brews in Southtown since 2019, Dos Sirenos boasts a large patio and outdoor space that’s social-distancing friendly for enjoying one of their brews, which include IPAs, stouts, lagers and ales. The sprawling patio is kid- and dog-friendly, as are the fresh-baked pretzels.
Photo via Instagram / dossirenosbrewing
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 / ruinationpress
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 / ruinationpress
Back Unturned Brewing Co.
516 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 257-0022, backunturned.com
Housed in the former Brooklynite space near downtown, Back Unturned serves up a variety of classic beer styles as well as tasty artisan pizzas and other pub fare from chef Jared Cattoni.
Photo via Instagram / backunturned
Back Unturned Brewing Co.
516 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 257-0022, backunturned.com
Housed in the former Brooklynite space near downtown, Back Unturned serves up a variety of classic beer styles as well as tasty artisan pizzas and other pub fare from chef Jared Cattoni.
Photo via Instagram / backunturned
Dorćol Distilling Co.’s High Wheel Beerworks
1902 S. Flores St, (210) 229-0607, dorcolspirits.com
Dorćol produces award-winning spirits and seven thoughtfully-crafted brews, each available on tap at the Southtown brewery. Stop in for one of their usual suspects, or indulge in a small batch series, which highlight head brewer Randy’s latest creative endeavors.  
Photo via Instagram / dorcolspirits
Dorćol Distilling Co.’s High Wheel Beerworks
1902 S. Flores St, (210) 229-0607, dorcolspirits.com
Dorćol produces award-winning spirits and seven thoughtfully-crafted brews, each available on tap at the Southtown brewery. Stop in for one of their usual suspects, or indulge in a small batch series, which highlight head brewer Randy’s latest creative endeavors.
Photo via Instagram / dorcolspirits