Tanks are filling up and taps are flowing now at Freetail Brewing Company’s highly anticipated second San Antonio location.
The S. Presa St. production brewery’s taproom officially opened last Friday, and will now give thirsty Freetail fans an opportunity to hang out and enjoy beers by the glass, or pick up growlers, bombers or canned six-packs of various production beers to-go.
The new brewhouse, sparked by last year’s legislative changes, has given the brewery the ability to distribute its beer beyond its own walls for the first time, with Freetail beer now available at bars and bottle shops around San Antonio. Most recently, the 2014 batch of the highly lauded La Muerta imperial stout dropped just in time for Dia De Los Muertos.
The production brewery boasts a four-vessel, 20 bbl brewhouse with four 40 bbl and two 60 bbl fermenters. The system allows the Freetail team to brew between five and eight batches of beer per day. According to Freetail Founder/ CEO Scott Metzger, that will allow the brewhouse to have an annual capacity of 5,000 barrels, though there are plans to add some additional tanks soon.
Freetail’s original brewpub location will of course still remain open, and will continue to feature some exclusive small batch beers which won’t be available in the production brewery taproom, as well as tasty food like that oh-my-gawd-good green chili artichoke and goat cheese dip we all just really, really can’t get enough of.
We checked out the new location this past weekend. Take a look at the gallery below for a glimpse of the great new space.
Freetail Brewing Company’s new production facility and taproom are located at 2000 S. Presa San Antonio, Texas 78210. The taproom is open Thursdays & Fridays from 4-9pm, and Saturdays 2-9pm. Tours are held Thursdays at 6pm, Fridays at 5pm and 7pm, and Saturdays at 3pm and 5pm.