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Location DB > United States > Texas > San Antonio > Lone Star Brewery
Lone Star Brewery
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created by Allva on 12/4/2005 6:07 AM
last modified by mutatingcat01 on 10/17/2013 5:52 PM
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Great place, can easily spend 4-5 hours here. Don't know why this was listed as "converted to condos" of March 2013, it's still very much abandoned.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

San Antonio, Texas
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • asbestos
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • air quality
  • Patrol in front parking lot
  •  Interesting Features

     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • part-time guard
  • 24 hour guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • cameras
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1904
    Closed: 1996
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  •  Recommended Equipment

    Originally posted by MothMan:

    The Lone Star Brewery was built on Jones Avenue in San Antonio Texas in 1904, with Adolph Busch as first President. It was closed in 1918 due to proibition but was reopened on Mission Road in 1933 and produced beer under the "Sabinas" brand name that was later renamed to "Champion" beer. In 1940 the name was changed from the Champion Brewing Company to Lone Star Brewing Company.

    The tenth and largest expansion of the Lone Star Brewing Company was initiated in 1959 with the acquisition of the Progress Brewing Company in Oklahoma City. Lone Star operated that plant until it sold in 1973 to the Oklahoma League for the Blind. By the end of the fifties decade, Lone Star had gained the reputation as the World's Most Beautiful Brewery.

    In 1976 the Lone Star Brewery was acquired by Olympia Brewing Company of Tumwater, Washington. The G. Heileman Company of LaCrosse, Wisconsin acquired Olympia and Lone star in 1983. In 1996 the G. Heileman Company was acquired by Stroh Brewery Company which closed the San Antonio brewery. In 1999 the Pabst Brewing Company purchased the Lone Star brand and moved the Lone Star production to the Pearl Brewery in San Antonio.
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     Future Plans
    Soon to be turned into fancy pants condos...

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     Photo Galleries
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    Lone Star Brewery: Odds & sods

    posted by Allva
    11 pictures
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    Lone Star Brewery: First visit
    Sun, Dec 4th, 2005
    posted by Allva
    30 pictures
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    Lone Star: Second visit.
    Sun, Feb 19th, 2006
    posted by Allva
    21 pictures
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    Lone Star:Visit #3
    Sun, Mar 12th, 2006
    posted by Allva
    29 pictures
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    That's all folks!
    Mon, Feb 16th, 2009
    posted by Allva
    5 pictures
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    texas beer
    Mon, May 30th, 2016
    posted by fatwax4
    10 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Explorer Zero on 5/17/2017 3:51 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 17 17 at 3:51, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on May 17 17 at 2:22, fatwax4 updated gallery texas beer
  • on May 17 17 at 2:22, fatwax4 added some pictures to a gallery
  • on May 17 17 at 2:20, fatwax4 created a new gallery
  • on Jun 3 14 at 0:16, Steed validated this location
  • on Oct 17 13 at 17:52, mutatingcat01 changed the following: Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Recommendation, Required Equipment, Description
  • on Oct 17 13 at 17:48, mutatingcat01 changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy
  • on Feb 7 10 at 4:35, Steed validated this location
  • on Feb 6 10 at 5:57, Allva updated gallery Lone Star Brewery: First visit
  • on Dec 12 09 at 2:05, Opheliaism validated this location
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