This story has been updated.
Künstler Brewing, a microbrewery in the Lone Star Arts District, is expected to open its second location at Hemisfair next summer.
The plan is for Künstler to open its Künstler Tap and Brat-Haus concept inside the 1883 Pereida House, which faces South Alamo Street, and which also houses Paleteria San Antonio in the Yanaguana Garden area of Hemisfair.
Vera and Brent Deckard opened Künstler in October 2017 in a small warehouse space on East Lachapelle, wedged inside the Lone Star neighborhood, a few blocks from the South Flores galleries and the Second Saturday art scene.
“We are beyond excited and humbled to join the Hemisfair family,” Künstler head brewer and co-owner Vera Deckard said in a press release.
She continued, “We have frequented many of the local businesses and the park as guests, and have had nothing but great experiences. We can’t wait to be a part of it all and to share our passion for Bier with even more of our neighbors.”
The Deckards were one of the original tenants slated to move into Hemisfair back when Yanaguana Garden opened in 2015, but the space their brewery was to occupy, where Dough pizzeria is currently housed, was too small for its operations. So the Deckards ended up opening the brewery at its current location.
In 2018, shortly after opening, Künstler won a coveted silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver for its Chamuco beer, a rare feat for a San Antonio brewery.
According to the press release, Künstler Tap and Brat-Haus will feature “a menu with their award-winning beers, signature bratwurst, quick bites and to-go foods.”
A grand opening is scheduled for summer 2022.
The Pereida House was built in 1883 by Thomas and Petra Pereida and is a state landmark.
Other small businesses at Hemisfair, Bombay Bicycle Club, Box Street Social and the Jerk Shack, are slated to open in the coming months, according to the press release.
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I believe this is supposed to say “located in Southtown The Arts District”
This is great news! Love the beer and the owners.