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Old 10-15-2008, 07:44 AM
 
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You are not going to find any pizza downtown. Best pizza in town is Florios, which is in Alamo Heights. Blue Star is the closest microbrewery to downtown, although I was very disappointed when I recently went there for a happy hour. All 4 of us ordered something different and they were out of everything we asked for. They are trying so hard to be anti-establishment/anti-chain, they can't even serve their customers.
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Old 10-15-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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As far as micro-breweries- there really isn't any.I moved here from Oregon ,which is known for its micro-brews and I haven't found a good dark beer yet.They usually offer a Guiness as your option.Nothing on tap but the name brand domestics or light beers.I'm going back to brewing my own again.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:14 AM
 
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Sorry - wrong-o! Dough Pizzeria is awesome; the real deal.
Maybe I'm wrong-o. Dough Pizzeria is one of the only berry bushes I have yet to pollinate. I'd given up honestly. I'll let you know if San Antonio might just be worthy of my coveted "Pizza Worth Writing Home About" award. Just so we're on the same page, what will knock-my-socks-off?

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Old 10-15-2008, 08:51 AM
 
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As far as micro-breweries- there really isn't any.
As has been pointed out above, that's not the case.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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As far as micro-breweries- there really isn't any.I moved here from Oregon ,which is known for its micro-brews and I haven't found a good dark beer yet.They usually offer a Guiness as your option.Nothing on tap but the name brand domestics or light beers.I'm going back to brewing my own again.
I know it's not a micro-brew, but there are some places (flying saucer) you can get Shiner Black on tap. In my opinion there's nothing finer!
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As has been pointed out above, that's not the case.
IIRC, someone posted in another thread that there are no restaurants in San Antonio brewing beer on the premises, because it is not permitted under state law. I wish I could find the link.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:30 AM
 
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IIRC, someone posted in another thread that there are no restaurants in San Antonio brewing beer on the premises, because it is not permitted under state law.
Blue Star's website says "The stainless steel vats and brewing facility are right at home in what was once an old beer storage warehouse."

And the almost-completed Freetail Brewing Company's website says "Our gas-fired steam boiler will be delivered and installed on Tuesday, and shortly after we’ll be moving the brewery into its new home. After that, the real fun begins as we mash in for the first time to get ready for opening."

I don't know the particulars, but it *sounds* like they're brewing beer.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:51 AM
 
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If you're going to be downtown, the closest brew-pub is Blue Star Brewing Co. in the Blue Star Arts Complex in Southtown. You can catch one of the red trolleys, or a take 3 minute cab ride, or hoof it through the interesting Southtown/King William neighborhood. They usually have 4-6 beers of the day, and food is pretty decent.
I like this place the brew is pretty good, a far drive for me but well worth it.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:25 AM
 
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You are not going to find any pizza downtown. Best pizza in town is Florios, which is in Alamo Heights. Blue Star is the closest microbrewery to downtown, although I was very disappointed when I recently went there for a happy hour. All 4 of us ordered something different and they were out of everything we asked for. They are trying so hard to be anti-establishment/anti-chain, they can't even serve their customers.
I'm sorry you had a bad experience. I don't think that's the norm. We go there frequently (it's a short walk), and while they are occasionally out of one of their specialty beers which are brewed in smaller quantities, they generally have a full selection of brews to choose from. Maybe you got there after a particularly busy night.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:28 AM
 
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Maybe I'm wrong-o. Dough Pizzeria is one of the only berry bushes I have yet to pollinate. I'd given up honestly. I'll let you know if San Antonio might just be worthy of my coveted "Pizza Worth Writing Home About" award. Just so we're on the same page, what will knock-my-socks-off?
I was just being flip in my initial response. If you're a pizza lover, you owe it to yourself to check out Dough. Passionate owners making great pizza. The only thing I would change is the location (to say, like, 2 blocks from my house!).

As it's legit Neopolitan-style (ultra-thin crispy crust, homemade mozzerella, etc.), I usually just go with the margherita.
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