Southerleigh to debut new 100% Texas beer

May 14, 2019 GMT

San Antonio’s Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery inside the Pearl is set to debut its first beer made with all-Texas ingredients May 20.

The Texas Native Pale Ale (4.9 percent alcohol by volume, 40 IBUs) is made with Hank’s Hops grown in Von Ormy, Maverick Malt out of Widorado and yeast from Texas Yeast Labs in New Braunfels. Southerleigh brewmaster Les Locke described the taste of the beer as having hints of citrus and pine with a sweet malt backbone.

“This will be our first beer made with 100 percent Texas-sourced ingredients and maybe one of the first in the state,” Locke said. “The craft beer community has been booming ... the one area we haven’t been able to break through yet, is sourcing our own ingredients. This is a big development.”


Southerleigh made a 15-barrel batch (about 465 gallons), and it will be available until it runs out, with pints selling for $5 each. Locke has said that he will continue brewing with the Texas ingredients on future beer projects as long as supply is available.

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Southerleigh Fine Food & Brewery, 136 E. Grayson St., 210-455-5701. Hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Thursday and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Online: southerleigh.com

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