It's time for a beer tour.
To end their #30DaysofDowntown initiative, Centro San Antonio
is bringing in the big, hoppy guns. The group will host a Urban Spaces Tour highlighting the rich and sudsy history of San Antonio brewing. "Hops & History" will be led by a team of beer connoisseurs including Travis Poling
(author of Beers Across Texas: A Guide to the Brews and Brewers of the Lone Star State
and co-author of the upcoming San Antonio Beer: Alamo City History By The Pint
) and the beer nerds at GS 1221
on September 30.
Double-decker busses will be the transport of choice as the tour hops along from Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery
(where all the tours start) to Alamo Beer Company
, Blue Star Brewing Company
, Freetail Brewing Company
, and Lone Star Brewery (Aqualand Development). Hour-long tours are available at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. and are limited to just under 50 attendees for each time slot.
to the tour start out at $60 for Centro San Antonio members, $75 for non-members, and $35 for military, LOOP and Geekdom members. Punny "6-packs" are available for groups of six people at $300.
Plenty of beer samples and you don't have to drive between breweries while doing so? Sounds like a win-win to me.