Tag Archives: San Antonio

And More for Your Weekend Pleasure: The Perfect Margarita

And More for Your Weekend Pleasure: The Perfect Margarita

A good margarita is liquid salvation. A bad margarita…well, we’ve all been there. Sour mix situations. Tropical fruit follies. Don’t even get us started on those slushy-machine monstrosities. Jeret Peña, owner of San Antonio craft cocktail den The Brooklynite (yes, the Brooklynization of the universe is now complete) and the soon-to-open The Last Word, has […]

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• Chicago Craft Beer Week Starts May 16!

Chicago Craft Beer Week Starts May 16!

What It’s All About Welcome to the 4th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week! This year’s theme is “Chicago: A City of Neighborhoods.” We invite you to explore our city via great beer venues. The goal of Chicago Craft Beer Week is as always, to entice patrons to explore the depth and breadth of local craft […]

• Texas Craft Liquor Challenges Kentucky Bourbon

Texas Craft Liquor Challenges Kentucky Bourbon

The dozen or so drinkers who show up for Ranger Creek Brewing and Distilling’s free Saturday afternoon tours in northeast San Antonio don’t have much in common, save the ability to find the industrial park building that looks as if it might house a sports trophy warehouse or screen-printing operation. The group almost always includes […]

• Right This Way for Bourbon Porn

Right This Way for Bourbon Porn

Texas bourbon, which is launching an assault on Kentucky’s whiskey supremacy, isn’t readily available just yet. Lucky connoisseurs around Austin and San Antonio this week were able to snag newly released bottles from Garrison Brothers in Hye, but most of the state’s bourbon is still sloshing around in barrels. But you can drink the spirit […]

• Tickets on sale: Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

Tickets on sale: Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival

The Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival is among the premier epicurean celebrations in the Southern United States. Join 9,000 attendees at more than two dozen unique food and wine events this spring in Austin, Texas. 2011 Highlights include We’re excited to debut Live Fire!, a beef-centric live-fire cooking event that showcases top chefs, […]

• Going to San Antonio? Yes, Texas is no longer a craft beer wasteland

Going to San Antonio? Yes, Texas is no longer a craft beer wasteland

There is little doubt that 20 years ago San Antonio was a vast beer wasteland, as was most of the country. Craft brewing was still young in places like California, Colorado, and Oregon, and regional breweries like Spoetzl in Shiner and Yuengling outside of Philadelphia were doing what they could to remind the public that […]