Something’s brewing in San Antonio’s EastsideSomething’s brewing in San Antonio’s Eastsidehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=55192013-12-11T07:38:00Z2013-12-11T00:00:00Z

SAN ANTONIO - Alamo Beer Company's new $8 million, 18,000-sf brewery is underway beneath the historic Hays Street Bridge just east of downtown. The development is set to open in fall 2014.

Situated on 1.89 acres, the facility will consist of three independent structures: the brewery and packaging building, a beer hall with seating for over 100 and an administration building. The initial payroll will include seven employees, but will likely grow to 40 as production increases.

The city is providing a $794,000 incentive, a forgivable loan to include restaurants and shops around the brewery and a 2012 bond package is providing $2.6 million in improvements to nearby Cherry St.

“This project is not only important to economic development near the Eastside — it marks the return of production brewing to downtown San Antonio. Additionally, it will provide a great destination for locals and visitors to our city,” said Eugene Simor, founder and CEO of Alamo Beer Company.

"Not only does the Alamo craft brewery bring additional employment opportunities to residents, but it will spur economic development in the area. We look forward to welcoming Alamo Beer Company to the community," said District 2 Councilwoman Ivy R. Taylor.

“The Alamo Beer Company craft brewery and beer garden is adding another special attraction to San Antonio’s growing tourism industry. This will attract a niche of beer enthusiasts and people who identify Alamo Beer with San Antonio and Texas,” said Marco A. Barros, President and CEO of the San Antonio Tourism Council.

Alamo Beer Company was founded in 1997 and ALAMO is currently brewing in Blanco.

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