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Old Posted Mar 9, 2015, 7:48 AM
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It's taken Eugene Simor several years to move his new Alamo Beer Co. brewery from conception to completion. But on Friday, in the spirit of Texas independence, Simor will mark the opening of the East Side brewery, beer garden and beer hall with a ceremonial keg tapping and cannon fire.

As part of the landmark event, Alamo Beer is expanding its product line and will introduce three new craft beers to the public to complement the company's signature Golden Ale. The company will debut the Alamo Pilsner, Alamo German Pale Ale and Alamo Amber Lager. The latter beer was created as an homage to the original Alamo Beer produced by a different company in San Antonio at the turn of the 20th Century. The beer disappeared at the beginning of Prohibition in 1919.

"It's been a long time in the making," Simor told me about his multi-year mission to bring the project to fruition — only hours before opening the doors to the new complex.

He was inspired in part through the journey by some of the words Alamo defender William Barret Travis penned as the historic mission was under siege: "... I shall never surrender or retreat."

The roughly $8 million brewery complex at 202 Lamar Street is situated near the historic Hays Street bridge, immediately east of Interstate 37. Simor said he expects to produce between 6,000 and 10,000 barrels of beer annually at the new brewery — more than twice its previous volume.

The project has helped stimulate other development in the long-underserved neighborhood.

"There are many things happening in the area as a result of this brewery," Simor said. "We are seeing an absolute resurgence in the Dignowity Hill area."

Simor said he could have developed the brewery anywhere. But he wanted to be near the famous Texas shrine for which is company is named.





MAYOR IVY TAYLOR (RED DRESS) AND DISTRICT TWO COUNCILMAN ALAN WARRICK (PURPLE BOWTIE)


ALAMO RE-ENACTORS SHOOT A CANON TO MARK THE GRAND OPENING



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