Cold Ones in San Antonio: Fun Ways to Kickoff Your Summer with a Crisp Beer 

click to enlarge COURTESY OF BUSTED SANDAL BREWING
  • Courtesy of Busted Sandal Brewing

Throw Some Chanclas // Head over to Busted Sandal Brewing to celebrate summer “the Chancla way” on June 30. They will be serving $4 beers all day. At noon, the 210 Watermelon Ale and Tanlines Pale Ale taps will begin flowing. At 5 p.m., the spread will feature signature watermelon Hefeweizen Cask tapping and Pank Drank. In addition to the beer, there will also be a partnered Left Hand Brewing and Busted Sandal fundraiser for MS, with food trucks, music, free paletas, a family-friendly Slip ’N Slide, and watermelon seed and chancla throwing contests. 7114 Oaklawn Drive, (210) 872-1486.

Enjoy Some Complementary Pairings // For a night of palate play, The General Public and Saint Arnold Brewing Company are kicking off a beer-pairing dinner available June 25 through July 1 at $25 per person. The four-course prix fixe menu will feature a complementary brew every step of the way. Start with Fancy Lawnmower with a young kale salad with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Santo Black Kölsch with muenster and beef picadillo enchiladas. The main event? Enjoy an amber ale with hand-cut ribeye. Top it all off by engaging your inner child while honoring your adult affinities with an Art Car IPA and a slice of birthday cake. 17619 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 920-1101.

Celebrate Belgium // If you fancy yourself a connoisseur of traditional lambic-style beers, High Street Wine Company is hosting a party in honor of the famous specialty Belgium brew Cantillon. For the July 11 event, they will have a unique selection of Belgian beers and wine from 1 to 9 p.m. Plus a raffle with your chance to win exclusive imported Brasserie Cantillon beers. Sausage from The Cookhouse and oysters will also be available for purchase. 302 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 908-9144.

Get Out on A Friday // In honor of their new bar, La Tuna Ice House is hosting a First Friday event each month honoring a new local craft beer. On June 6, starting at noon, you’ll get to sample Freetail Brewing’s Conserveza American Blonde Ale. If you miss this one, there will be another in August. 100 Probandt, (210) 224-8862.

Schedule a Brewstillery Tour // On June 30 at 2 p.m., you can learn the behind the scenes methods to the beer- and bourbon-making madness at the home of the iconic San Antonio lager. While the tour emphasizes education, it guarantees a drink in your hands as you maneuver through the process. The package in total is $10, which includes the guided tour, a souvenir pint glass, and three samples of their product. While it is, of course, for people 21 and up, kids are welcome under close supervision on this adult Magic School Bus-esque tour. Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling, 4834 Whirlwind Drive, (210) 339-2282.

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