16 November 2008

Freetail Brewing to Open

(November 7, 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 Co.

“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 artisan 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. And in case you didn’t get it the first time… we believe in having fun.


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