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You Can Tour Texas Beer History: Western Brewery and Kreische Brewery

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Texas beer as we know it today began in 1883, when German brewer Adolphus Busch, with local businessmen, built the original Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio. This mechanized, large-scale operation enabled more beer to be sold at a cheaper price. This brewery lasted until Prohibition, after which another San Antonio brewer took up the name in 1940 and produced Lone Star as it’s drunk today. Additionally, the San Antonio Brewing Association bought a small local brewery, launched its own lager, and bought its brand name from a brewer in Germany, who thought the beer bubbles resembled tiny “perlen” or pearls. We know it as Pearl Beer, born in 1886. Enjoy some Texas beer today; you can practically taste the history!

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