San Antonio's love affair with brewing began more than 150 years ago. In 1855, William Menger and Charles Degen opened the doors of Western Brewery, and by 1860, the brewery was the largest industry in the area. At that time, the staff of 10 German brewers produced 8,000 gallons of the stuff per week, and stored it in cold tunnels below the Menger Hotel. A lot may have changed since then—today local bars boast refrigerated systems that sometimes exceed 50 taps—but the 10 spots listed below are proof that San Antonio's love of local beer has remained steadfast through the years.
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