Lone Star Brewery holds Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival Saturday
"Tex*as-style block party" featured music, mechanical armadillo, food
By Stephanie Serna
SAN ANTONIO - The Lone Star Brewery breathed new life on Saturday as it opened to the public for the first time in a very long time.

The brewery hosted the Lone Star Beer Texas Heritage Festival Saturday afternoon.

Adi Anand, the director of Transmission events, said the event is somewhat of a Texas-style block party, complete with music, a mechanical armadillo, food and of course, Lone Star Beer.

"It's kind of reviving right now and coming back to life," said Anand. "And, what better spot to do the Lone Star Beer Fest?

Proceeds from Saturday's event benefit the San Antonio Food Bank, but for many San Antonio residents, it's also a chance to visit the old brewery.

"It's been a long time since I've been to the old brewery, a lot of memories," said Dean Patterson, a San Antonio resident. "It's neat to be around here."

The owner of the 36-acre property has plans to bring in restaurants, bars and shops, but for now, it's the host of an outdoor concert.

"It is really hot out there though," said Patterson. "The ground is like a skillet."