Locally owned and operated microbrewery takes flight on Black
(November 22, 2008) San Antonio, TX - Freetail Brewing Co. will
open the doors of their inaugural location on the corner of 1604
and NW Military in the Hill Country Plaza retail development on
Thanksgiving weekend, November 28-30. The opening marks a fresh
approach to San Antonio's brewpub scene combining artisan pizza,
salads and sandwiches with a microbrewery featuring unique
selections of craft beer. Opening specials will include happy
hour prices throughout the weekend.
"My philosophy here is to explore the nuances of beer that most
people didn't even know existed," said Scott Metzger, founder and
operator of Freetail Brewing Co. "We will have the finest quality
examples of traditional styles, but also some that may not have
even existed a few years, or even days, ago."
The new location will offer spacious open seating, an outdoor
patio with bar service, several high-definition televisions
featuring live sporting events and take out service. Metzger
plans on having eight to ten house style beers on tap at all
times as well as have a number of draft beers from other Texas
craft breweries and best wines from across the state.
Metzger first became involved with microbrewing through a passion
for the unique and a quest to find some of the best craft beers
in the U.S. and abroad. Metzger toyed with the idea of owning his
own microbrewery, but it wasn't until he began visiting breweries
around the world that he finally decided to open Freetail Brewing
"Having traveled to many beer-rich areas in both the U.S. and
abroad, I developed a sense of what I really wanted to see in a
brewpub. It should be a communal place where locals and visitors
can enjoy a beer, some good food, catch a game and make a new
friend," said Metzger. "Unlike the English-styled pub, which
seems to favor intimacy, I prefer a German-style biergarten
approach that lends itself to interaction with your neighbors.
Beer is a great way to make a new friend!"
The Freetail name was chosen by Metzger to honor the official
Texas flying mammal, the Mexican Free-tail Bat.
"The Mexican Free-tail Bat is an often overlooked and
underappreciated little creature that makes our lives better
through the work it does in the darkness of night," said Metzger.
"In many ways, I hope my little brewery is defined in the same
manner. Maybe a little overlooked, but out there changing the
beer culture for the better in San Antonio and throughout Texas."
Freetail Brewing Co. is founded on the pursuit of creating
exciting, innovative and unique world class beers and wood-fired
gourmet pizzas. We embrace the laid back and fun-loving South
Central Texas culture and set out to create products that mirror
the lifestyle of our diverse and rapidly growing community. We
believe in promoting an increased appreciation of craft beer and
its responsible enjoyment. We believe in going above and beyond
customer expectations not only through our products, but also
through exceptional customer service. We believe in providing a
dining and leisure experience unmatched in the local community.
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