San Antonio Beer: Alamo City History By The Pint
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Brewing history and beer culture permeate San Antonio. The Menger Hotel and its bar notoriously frequented by Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders began as the city’s first brewery in 1855. The establishment of San Antonio Brewing Association and Lone Star Brewery at the close of the nineteenth century began the city’s golden age of brewing. Decades later, the Volstead Act decimated the city’s brewing community. Only one brewery survived Prohibition. Those that bounced back were run out of business by imports coming in on the new railroad. The 1990s saw a craft comeback with the opening of the oldest existing brewpub, Blue Star Brewing Company. Today, San Antonio boasts a bevy of new breweries and celebrates its brewing heritage. Grab a pint and join authors Jeremy Banas and Travis E. Poling for a taste of Alamo City’s hoppy history.
FROM THE AUTHORS
San Antonio Beer has the distinction of being apart of the research library of the Daughters of The Republic of Texas, keepers of the most comprehensive library of Texas history; as well as a part of the collection for the Weyerman International Beer Library located at Weyerman Malting in Bamberg, Germany.
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"This collaboration from local craft brew enthusiasts Jeremy Banas and Travis E. Poling is made for reading while drinking."
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