- The Scene
The sprawling old warehouse covered in corrugated tin must look much the same as it did in its former life, when it was used merely for storing beer. A large outdoor patio overlooks the parking lot, while a small second-floor balcony offers a better view of the nearby San Antonio River. As one of the anchors of the Blue Star Arts Complex, San Antonio's first full-scale brewpub attracts an eclectic crowd--businessmen, artists and college students.
Ales and lagers are the house specialty, and the golden ale and pilsner both demonstrate the brewmaster's exceptional skill at crafting smooth, yet full-bodied, beers. Harried office workers eager to make the most of happy hour will appreciate the King William ale for its rich, hearty taste and its high alcohol content. And there's always at least one limited-production brew on the menu for those who like to change beers with the season.