Künstler Brewing, Southtown San Antonio


   

Of the first group I liked the Hawaiian Fog IPA and of the second group I liked the Belgian Sichuan.

We tried out a newer establishment on St. Patty's Day. The Künstler Brewery in Southtown San Antonio. I love this area of town it's not far from a street called Arsenal and just off the bike path you can ride on to tour the missions along the San Antonio River. That's another blog I'll have to post pics from last year's Mission bike trip, I highly recommend it, but maybe before you hit the brewery. This would be a great landing spot.

You walk in and are greeted to a wall length bar with several unmarked spigots against a backdrop splashed in color as bright as your favorite sunset. Your focus goes right to the metal artwork of a heart in the center inferring that it is the heart of the business. The walls are adorned with artwork, there is a deck of cards at the bar and because you are in San Antonio a respectful Sacred Heart of Jesus candle. Again, referencing a physical heart.

I was told that the owner took up the hobby of creating beer--what a fantastic way to regularly spend your time--while her husband was on a military tour. While hobby's are great this has blossomed into an authentic German brew pub in the heart of San Antonio. 

Wikipedia describes German beer, "Beer is a major part of German culture. German beer is brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot, which permits only water, hops, and malt as ingredients and stipulates that beers not exclusively using barley-malt such as wheat beer must be top-fermented." 

Here is a list of the top 10:
Top ten best-selling German beer brands (2011-2012)[3]
BreweryOutput in 2012 in million hectolitresLocation
Oettinger5.89Oettingen
Krombacher5.46Kreuztal
Bitburger4.07Bitburg
Beck's2.78Bremen
Warsteiner2.77Warstein
Hasseröder2.75Wernigerode
Veltins2.72Meschede
Paulaner2.30Munich
Radeberger1.91Radeberg
Erdinger1.72Erding

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