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Pete's Brewing
(Gambrinus Company)
14800 San Pedro Avenue
Third Floor
San Antonio TX 78232


Opened: 1986

Closed: 2011

Pete's started out in Palo Alto CA, but moved to San Antonio TX when they merged with The Gambrinus Company in May 1998.

Updated: March 22, 2011


Beer List

    • Date: February 7, 1997 (#2009)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kona Wine Market, Kailua-Kona HI
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright dark-golden, high carbonation, big head. Slightly musty aroma. Bitterish, faintly metallic middle, cloying finish.

    • Date: July 3, 1995 (#1075)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber opaque, big white head. Fresh, sweet aroma. Sweet, clover flavor and finish. Hint of caramel.

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

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    English-Style Brown Ale
    • Date: February 27, 2001 (#3778)
      Package: bottled
      Place: BJCP Training Course, De Pere WI
      Score: 13 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Brown-red, good head. Very clean aroma. Medium-light body, fairly high bitterness, mild roastiness. Way too sweet.
    • Date: May 11, 1996 (#1465)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-brown, good carbonation, good head. Brown sugar aroma, faintly metallic. Brown, sweet, bitter, metallic. Roasty finish is the most pleasant part of this beer.
    • Date: June 13, 1993 (#66)
      Package: draught
      Place: St.Mary's College Beer Festival, Moraga CA
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red. Very good head. Hops and chocolate malt aroma. Good flavor mix. Just a little sour taste that lasts too long. Better than I remember it, but why does everyone rave?

  • Münchner-Style Helles

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    American-Style Lager
    • Date: June 13, 1993 (#67)
      Package: draught
      Place: St.Mary's College Beer Festival, Moraga CA
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Clear. Strongly yellow. Thick head. Grassy nose. Very clean. Almost too clean. OK beer. Someone on rec.crafts.brewing suggested that Pete's "uses wicks in the brewing process," hence the name. Why not...I've heard stranger things, although I can't think of any just now.

  • Vienna-Style Lager

  • Wicked Springfest
    Traditional German-Style Bock

  • Wicked Summer Brew
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Wicked Winter Brew
    Garden (Fruit) Beer