Looking for a great gift for someone in your life that loves craft beer? Don't stress, there are many options to choose from, that will make them so hoppy that you thought of them.
We've come up with a list of five unique gifts that all from local Texas vendors. These are some of the most vibrant and hearty gifts for anyone in your life that loves craft beer.
1. San Antonio Beer: Alamo City History by the Pint Book
If you're gonna take the time to get invested in a book, it should be about something substantial, like beer. San Antonio Beer: Alamo City History by the Pint, written by Jeremy Banas and Travis E. Poling, takes a historical look at the brewing history in San Antonio. This book covers the start of brewing and many historical moments for the craft beer industry in our city.
Where to buy: Ruination Press
2. Food Pyramid Art Print
We LOVE this Food Pyramid art print by Barbacoa Apparel. Not only is it #purosanantonio, it's also about beer...our favorite thing in the world.
Where to buy: Barbacoa Apparel
3. Growler of brew from your local Brewery
There are tons of amazing breweries right in your back yard! Why not treat your beer guzzler to a growler of brew from one of them. Below is a list of a couple of San Antonio breweries that carry their own unique growlers. On site you'll be able to purchase the growler & choose the beer you think will fit your friend's taste buds best.
Where to buy:
4. Brewery Tour Adventure
Treat your craft beer bud to a brewery tour adventure. San Antonio brewery tour company, Craft Cruiser, offers all inclusive brewery tours in San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country, traveling as far north at Marble Falls. Tours typically last 6 hours and include safe transportation to and from, a meal, and a beer flight and tour at all three breweries.
Where to buy: Craft Cruiser
5. Custom Bar Key
Every beer drinker needs a bottle opener. Decap Bottle Openers specializes in making uniquely-themed bottle openers that will fit your craft beer lover's personality perfectly.
Where to buy: Decap Bottle Openers
Of course, if none of these ideas are tickling your fancy, you could always give them the gift of great beer & the best time at Stout House.
We now offer gift certificates in any increment. To purchase a gift certificate, just visit us in-house & ask the bartender for more details.
Stout House is open daily from 12pm-2am. We are located on the corner of Loop 1604 & Bandera Road in the Silverado Theatre Shopping Center.
Looking for a way to spice up your Monday? We'll we've got just the thing! Stout House is now offering FREE Live Trivia every Monday evening starting at 8pm.
Come in and bring your 'A' game. You can play by yourself and take the winnings for yourself, or further cure the Monday blues by bringing your favorite people together to form a team of up to 10.
Here's how it works...
The host will announce a variety of questions throughout the night, and you'll have a song's length to answer. Once the song is up, teams must submit their answers to the host. The teams with the correct answers earn points.
At the end, the top three teams with the most points, wins! Give certificates in the amounts of $50, $20 & $10 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd consecutively.
Play on a weekly basis and enter into the 2017 National Trivia League where you can win over $100,000 in cash & prize + bragging rights!
Didn't think you could have this kind of fun on a Monday, huh? Click here to learn more about Live Trivia Night at Stout House.
Sharpen your brain and get your tastebuds ready for a fun night of drinking and thinking!
Hey Beerknurds! This month's craft beer tasting is going to be LEGEND....wait for it....BERRY!
I know we usually host this shin-dig every last Thursday of the month but there is the little thing called Thanksgiving so... we had to make other plans.
Don't worry we set aside a special day to give thanks to the wonderful creation of craft beer, November 30th. The tasting will be at the same time, from 7 pm - 9 pm. Admission is $5.00 per person & includes 10 beer samples + a raffle ticket.
As always we have a lot of beers from the beautiful state of Texas, but we have allowed for some West Coast breweries to make their debut as well. Now let's go down the list to see what you will be getting yourself into.
No Label Brewing Company and their Elda M. Milk Stout, crafted with 10 different roasted, chocolate malts with a hint of coffee. This creamy and sweet stout should be enjoyed at a warmer temperature.
We have two beers from Dallas' Deep Ellum Brewing Company, the Praline Porter and Play Date, an American Sour Blonde Ale. The Praline Porter is brewed with locally harvested pecans, featuring subtle notes of vanilla and caramel to give the aroma of the Southern style praline. The juicy Play Date is an American Sour Ale with notes of lemon, citrus and melon. This Ale uses Deep Ellum's Dallas Blonde as the base and ferments the brew with dates to create the unforgettable taste.
Texas' 903 Brewer's has brewed a stout like no other. The Land of Milk and Honey has broken free from the traditional stout flavor being brewed with roasted malts and Texas honey to give a crisp, sweet taste.
Austin's Independence Brewing Co. is introducing their newest seasonal beer, the Cucumber Redbud. A refreshingly tart and lemony base, the original Independence Redbud, has now been brewed with cucumber water. The unique style has cut some of the tartness creating a lingering cucumber flavor.
Dogfish Head Craft Brews has collaborated with a family-run outdoor clothing company, Woolrich, to create the Pennsylvania Tuxedo, a grassy citrus concoction. This pale ale is made with a dry yet doughy malt backbone, allowing for the hops to shine balancing out its bitter flavor.
Chicago's Lagunitas Brewing Company winter seasonal, Brown Shugga Ale, is "dangerously slammable." This sweet, caramel and toffee flavored Ale would go perfectly with that extra piece of pie you've been eyeing.
Golden Road Brewing Wolf Pup Session IPA is hoppy and refreshing with a wild aroma of tropical and citrus characters. Enjoy the pup, with your pup on your side when you are remembering the good ol' days of summer.
Dallas' Bishop Cider Co. has created a perfect balance of cranberry and blackberry cider, known as Crackberry. This cider combines the sweet and tart flavors of both berries to create a colorful, well-balanced cider.
Schilling Hard Cider, from Washington, has crafted Mischief Maker. This cider is filled with the tart bite of the Washington cranberry, and the bold California pomegranate for a edgy and refreshing taste.
After getting your cheeks pinched by that one weird aunt over the Thanksgiving holiday, you are due for a good craft beer, so treat yourself at our craft beer tasting!
These beers will go perfectly with all those Thanksgiving leftovers too! If you need some help figuring which beers go with what then check out our last blog post that tells you what beers types pairs best with your turkey dinner here.
Our favorite time of the year is around the corner and we couldn't be more thankful. Without beer, we don't know where we would be. Probably sober...but who wants that.
Like us, you'll most likely head to H-E-B to gather up the goods for your feast this holiday season. As you're zooming down the aisles, going through your checklist, you may find yourself almost forgetting the beer. HOW DARE YOU! (gasp)
But what beer should you get? We've put together a helpful guide to help you build your H-E-B 'pick six' pack full of beers that will pair perfectly with your homemade Thanksgiving meal!
Let's start with the cranberry sauce. You are going to need something a little bit sour to compliment it's sweet nature. For the perfect pucker pairing we recommend a Berliner Weisse. Keeping it local, we have narrowed it down to three different options:
Now, you can't have Thanksgiving without the stuffing, right? A Belgian Witbier with it's light body and citrus characteristics will compliment the spices you'll find in your stuffing.
We found two beers from Houston, and a local San Antonio brew to enjoy while you stuff your face:
The last of the side dishes, before the main event, would be the delicious sweet potatoes and casseroles. A Saosin is the most "food-friendly" of all the beer styles. The sage component of the beer is a subtle flavor that allows the aroma and flavors of the food to shine. Here are our top Texas Saosin picks:
And now for the man of the hour, or bird... The TURKEY! Experts have decided that a good ol' fashioned American made IPA is only style that will help cut through the richness of your turkey and San Antonio has pretty awesome choices:
If you don't want to change out your brew throughout the day we have options.. So we found some Brown Ale's with a toasty, roast, and nutty flavors that will fit comfortably with anything on your dinner plate. Here are a few:
Now for the icing on top of the cake...or the whipped cream on top of the pie! It's dessert time! Don't go for the obvious choice like a pecan porter with your pecan pie, let's switch it up with a Scotch Ale. A smooth, caramelized malt with savory and sweet characteristics. We picked only the best TX has to offer:
Right now we've got eight Texas craft beers on tap at Stout House that you must try if you love supporting local!
There are brews from all over Texas, including San Antonio, Houston, Dallas & Blanco. View all of our featured taps below & learn about the flavor profile of each brew.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company's Santo (4.9% ABV)
This dark, yet refreshing brew from Saint Arnold Brewing company is a black Kolsch that is light-bodied, yet crisp.
Saint Arnold Brewing Company's Art Car IPA (7.17% ABV)
This is an IPA, which means it is hoppier than most. It has a great blend of tropical fruit, mango, and apricot flavors. It starts off with a bitter taste, but ends in a sweet melody.
Karbach's Love Street Summer Seasonal (4.90% ABV)
This brew has a very clean, refreshing taste done in Kolsch style.
Its pleasant taste will make you fall in love.
Freetail Brewing Company's Bat Outta Helles (5% ABV)
This traditional, crisp lager in made right here in San Antonio. The taste is light and silky, without an excessive amount of bitterness.
Busted Sandal Brewing Company's 210 Ale (6.10% ABV)
Another San Antonio brews with that's a nice, sweet ale with a clean, yet crisp flavor profile. A relaxing combination that will have your senses at peace.
Real Ale Brewing Company's Hans' Pils (5.30% ABV)
A full, hoppy experience to remember. The brew pours a nice, golden haze with a crisp and refreshing taste. A very nice German pale-ale that will melt away all your stress.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company's Local Legend (5.80% ABV)
The newest year round offering from Deep Ellum. A sweet, smooth and silky stout.
This is what dreams are made of.
Spoetzl Brewery's Shiner Oktoberfest (5.80% ABV)
Rich, dry, and moderately hoppy. A classic taste of a German malt. A mellow caramel taste that goes well on the tongue. Grab one before the season ends!
Here at Stout House, we rotate our beers frequently. Sometimes even on a weekly basis, so be sure to get in & try these delicious brews before they're all gone.
Take advantage of our Monday special that includes $1 OFF all pints. It's the perfect combination for your football viewing needs.
We are hopped up and excited for our first-ever craft beer tasting. Here's how it's gonna go down:
Our craft beer tasting will be held every last Thursday of each month from 7pm-9pm. The tasting will feature ten beers from craft breweries both near and far. As always, entry into Stout House is free, but if you want to participate in the fun, all you have to do is pay $5.00 (yes, only $5 bucks). This gets you ten 2-3oz craft beer samples, and entry into our raffle drawings that are pulled every 20 minutes. Prizes include Spurs tickets, bar swag, gift cards and more!
Each month, the theme of our tastings will change so there's always something new to try. Some months we'll feature seasonal brews, while other's we may mix it up with a pairing.
In October, we will have craft beers that are based here, locally in Texas from three different brewing companies. Time to show some Texas pride and try out these great craft brews. The three breweries featured this month will be Brazos Valley Brewing Company, No Label Brewing Co., and Copperhead Brewery. Check out the featured beer list down below to get a preview of what you will be experiencing.
1. Brazos Valley Brewing Company
Launched in 2013, this company is based out of Brenham, Texas. We will be sampling Killin' Time, 7 Spanish Angels, and Mama Tried.
Killin' Time is a blonde ale with 5.3% ABV. The 7 Spanish Angels is a brown coffee ale that is infused with beans from Independence Coffee Company, another Texas-based business. Mama Tried is an American-styled IPA with hints of pineapple and citrus. It has an ABV of 6.6%, so look out!
2. No Label Brewing Co.
No Label Brewing Co. is a family owned brewery out of Katy, Texas. The beers that will be available to sample have a fun halloween twist to them. Those featured include their Nightmare on 1st Street Imperial Pumpkin Ale and Black Wit-O.
Nightmare on 1st Street is a pumpkin ale with a full bodied taste, that tastes of spiced orange, cherries & a hint of lemon. The ABV on this brew is 9.27%. Black Wit-O is a deliciously dark wheat ale with an ABV of 7%.
3. Copperhead Brewery
The newest of the bunch opened its doors in 2014, in the Texas town of Conroe. We'll have five of their beers on tap to sample. These include Medusa, Kangaroo Killer, Copperhead Red, Striker IPA, and Copperhead White.
Medusa is an entrancing Belgian Dark Strong brew. It houses flavorings of sweetness and dark fruits. The ABV is a strong at 10.5%.
Copperhead White is a Belgium Whit brew. It has a spicy and zesty flavoring with an ABV of 4.9%. Copperhead Red on the other hand is a thick, American amber ale with an ABV of 5.3%.
Striker IPA is an American IPA with an intense citrus flavoring. The final brew, Kangaroo Killer is an American Pale Ale that is full of hops and fruit flavors.
Sounds like a good time right? Mark your calendar because our first monthly craft beer tasting will be held on Thursday, October 27th from 7pm-9pm.
To keep up with all the latest & greatest events here at Stout House, join our email list.
Are you a Seattle Seahawks fan in San Antonio looking for a good time? We are HUGE Seahawks fans and want you to come watch the games with us here at Stout House.
We offer free food every Saturday & Sunday starting at noon. Food varies week-to-week, but it's all homemade & done pot luck style.
There's also a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary bar, where you pick the liquor & then dress it to your liking. We've got everything from celery, to onions, to skewers of meats, cheeses & peppers.
With plenty of HD TV's and games around the bar, it's the perfect place to bring your crew and cheer on your team. Below is the Seahawks schedule of games. Click each one to learn more about that specific watch party.
To view our daily specials, please click here.
2016 Seattle Seahawks Football Schedule:
Sunday, October 16th vs. Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, October 23rd at Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, October 30th at New Orleans Saints
Monday, November 7th vs. Buffalo Bills
Sunday November 13th, at New England Patriots
Sunday, November 20th vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Sunday, November 27th at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sunday, December 4th vs. Carolina Panthers
Sunday, December 11th at Green Bay Packers
Thursday, December 15th vs. Los Angeles Rams
Saturday, December 24th vs. Arizona Cardinals
Sunday, January 1st at San Fransisco 49ers
Don't miss out on the fun, food, drinks, and fans at the only official Seattle Seahawks watch party location in San Antonio & Helotes. To keep up with all our events, join our email list here. See ya'll soon!
Finally...the day has arrived! SATX Bars is proud to introduce to you our newest watering hole, Stout House. We hope you all will join us at the Grand Opening of Stout House on Saturday, September 17th, from 12pm–2am.
We will open at noon for a little day drinking. Then, our owners and staff will be introduced to the local community during a ribbon cutting ceremony, held from 3pm-5pm by the Helotes Area Chamber of Commerce. Once the ribbon is cut the fun will continue through the night!
If you're a fan of craft beer, you'll definitely wanna check out our 20 craft beer varieties available on tap. For our non craft beer drinkers, we offer domestic and import beer in the bottle, as well as a full bar.
Happy Hour will be available between 12PM and 8PM everyday, plus daily drink specials that will be available throughout the evening. If you're feeling a little adventurous, you'll definitely wanna try one of one of our 32oz Mini Pitcher cocktails.
Happy Hour is a great time to try out our table top game, color a little, or play our TAP TV trivia game! TAP TV is a fun way to compete in a trivia league with other bar patrons around the nation, just by downloading a free app on your phone. This trivia app will definitely help you to discover your inner Trivia All-Star.
Weekly entertainment such as free Live Trivia will be offered on Thursdays at 9pm beginning September 22nd. In this game, you and your team (or just you) can compete with others throughout the night. Our host will ask a variety of questions from different subjects, and you'll have a song's length of time to answer. Whoever has the best answer will get the point! The team with the most points at the end of the night, WINS!
We'll also have Touchdown Squares Bingo on Sundays at 9pm beginning September 25th. We take the classic game of Bingo and spice it up with good times that can’t be duplicated. Our host leads the crowd in various rounds of Bingo based on the NFL game of the night. Your favorite player makes a touchdown and so can you! The sooner your bingo card is filled up (touchdown) you win!
Come October, we'll start hosting a monthly craft beer tasting that will be held every last Thursday of each month. The first one will be on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 7pm-9pm, so mark your calendar now! Think you'll need a reminder? Join our email list here for monthly updates about our special events.
Stout House will quickly become your new favorite Helotes hangout, where you can sit with your community, sip on good beer, and catch your favorite games!
Welcome to Stout House, the newest love child from the guys who brought you The Hangar Bar & Grill, The Three Legged Monkey and The Ringer Pub.
Our 3,000 square foot space, previously Red Square Bar, located on the corner of Bandera Road and Loop 1604 in the Silvarado Theatre Shopping Center is undergoing construction right now -- transforming into a chill spot to drink good craft beer, hang with friends, and catch the game.
The spot will feature 20 craft beers on tap, along with a full bar! Wanna get a feel for what it'll be like inside?
Think neighborhood bar. A place with knowledgable and friendly bartenders. The type of spot you can go to try a variety of craft beers, without all the hop-shaming & pretentiousness of a traditional craft beer bar. We make fun of guys like this.
In the event you wanna do more than just drink, we'll have classic pub games like pool, darts, beer pong, and giant games.
Your newest home away from home will have a central bar area, patio with table seating, and lots of HD TV's...perfect for watching football this upcoming season.
Keep up to date with how we're coming along in construction by following us on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram.
To be the first to know when our Grand Opening is, join our email list here. Oh yea, and there's some pretty cool specials in it for you, too.