Inspired by the stories of the Alamo Defenders, The Alamo Beer Company seeks to embrace virtues of courage and independence. According to their website, each beer has been "developed to tell a story of San Antonio, The Alamo, or the fiercely independent Texas spirit."
Alamo Beer Company is a family-friendly venue, so children are welcome and kept entertained with a selection of board games, a giant Connect 4, and large Jenga in the beer garden. They also host a variety of events, including brewery tours, bingo, comedy nights, and a cornhole league.
Alamo beer was loved by locals and made with barley malt, Saaz Hops, and Texas rice. Unfortunately, when Prohibition destroyed San Antonio’s bustling brewery scene in 1918, classic brands like Alamo Beer disappeared. Fast forward over seven decades to when San Antonio resident Eugene Simor realized there was no beer with the Alamo name and quickly filed the trademark. In 1997, the first batch of Alamo was brewed and sold by a local brewery before its unfortunate demise. Simor sought out another brewmaster to partner with, and, in 2003, Alamo Golden Ale was flowing in San Antonio with the help of Real Ale Brewing Company.
Today, Alamo Beer Company serves their family of beers in their Beer Hall and Garden at their brewery facility, which happens to be close to the famed Alamo. Some of their beers include their Original Golden Ale, Amber Lager, Alamosaic IPA, La Villita Light, and Luna Blanca Light. They also offer seasonal beers, such as the Fiestaval Watermelon Lager and Oktoberfest.
Guests can also enjoy food available for purchase in the taproom during Beer Hall hours. Their menu consists of everyday selections, such as the Alamo Queso Blanco, Sausage Sandwich braised in Amber lager, or the Brewer's charcuterie board. On weekends, the Alamo's chef creates several specials with additional appetizers and entrees.
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