Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Free phone app aims to help beer fans explore Texas cities' breweries and taprooms 

click image American Craft Beer Week runs May 10-16. - INSTAGRAM / BLACKLABORATORYBREWING
  • Instagram / blacklaboratorybrewing
  • American Craft Beer Week runs May 10-16.
Today marks the start of American Craft Beer Week, and a newish brewery-focused app could help San Antonio imbibers navigate the craft beer scene right from their cell phones.

Launched by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild in August of last year, the Texas Brewery Passport app is designed to help beer enthusiasts find and visit the association’s small and independent brewery members across the state.

While in the app, users can discover craft breweries near them using a location-based list or map view, create custom brewery trails featuring favorite taprooms and stamp a digital passport for every new brewery they visit. Along the way, they can collect milestone badges and earn points that can be redeemed for prizes and free merchandise at participating breweries.

The free Texas Brewery Passport app is available for iOS and Android.

The Texas Craft Brewers Guild hopes the app will boost brewery visibility as the industry rebounds from the ongoing pandemic. It's also betting the download will be a useful tool for travelers as they look to explore the beer scenes of unfamiliar cities.

Craft Beer Week, created by the Brewers Association, encourages hop heads to explore their cities and support their favorite local taprooms, brewpubs and breweries. This year's iteration comes as the industry works to rebuild from the prolonged COVID downturn. It starts today and runs through May 16.

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

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

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


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation