SAN ANTONIO, Texas – JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and Freetail Brewing Company have teamed up to colonize a new “bee” the two properties have partnered to create, called Hill Country Honey Blonde. The unique honeycomb design of the beer can and tap handle were also revealed.
The food and beverage team at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa and Freetail Brewing Company have joined forces for beer planning and development. The resort team provided the honey used in the Hill Country Honey Blonde brewing process. The honey was produced by the resort’s on-site hives located in a protected and remote location on the 600-acre property. The catering team and culinary gardener at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa are tasked with harvesting honey from hives and providing regional bees with the home they need to thrive. The sweet addition of honey to the new beer product makes the taste unique and savory, while adding a local, organic delight from the Hill Country region.
“We look forward to offering this unique and refreshing beer made with honey harvested right here on resort property by our staff,” said Adam Tyler, Food and Beverage Manager at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. “Working with Freetail Brewing Company has been a great experience, and we’re thrilled to see the design of the beer cans and faucet handles come to fruition on what I know to be a quality product.”
Freetail Brewing Company actively raises awareness of wildlife conservation through the development of its products. The brewery, whose name and logo are inspired by the Mexican free-tailed bat, actively promotes conservation efforts around the world through its partnership with the San Antonio Zoo. Through its Conserveza brand, Freetail takes a portion of the revenue from each drop sold and donates it to the zoo’s conservation fund. Freetail is proud to have helped rescue and repopulate many species. By using honey from the hives of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, Freetail Brewing Company stays true to its mission of raising awareness of the importance of bees in our ecosystem. Bees play many vital roles, including pollinating the food people need to survive and many trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife.
“At Freetail, we’ve always believed that our community is the most important part of why we do what we do. We’ve always worked hard to build the community around us and help make San Antonio a better place. and it all starts with our little corner of the world. Says Bill Sisoian, President of Freetail Brewing. “Our motto is ‘Hang With A Local’ and that includes bats and bees and all the other elements of the nature that surrounds us and drives us all forward.By collaborating with the JW Marriott and their apiary, we are able to put some of that Texas goodness into every drop of Hill Country Honey Blonde and really let our plot of land shine. and the community that surrounds it.The warmth and just a touch of sweetness of Hill Country Honey Blonde truly epitomizes the Texas Hill Country and its people.
Hill Country Honey Blonde is a tasty, yet easy-drinking beer brewed with Texas wildflowers and dry-fermented bush honey with an alcohol content of 5.1%. Filled with aromas of wildflowers, desert flowers and a subtle malt finish, this beer is a thirst quencher for fun in the Texas sun or sipping on a back porch. It goes well with grilled meats, pear and goat cheese salads and adobo dishes.
The unique flavors of beer and the Texas Hill Country region where Hill Country Honey Blonde is brewed are represented in the tap and can design. A honeycomb sits above the tap handle calling for the honey used in the brew, and a cowboy hat, bee and wildflower are incorporated into the design of the box to represent the Hill Country.
The new beer will be available on tap at at least five resort restaurants and bars, including High Velocity, the resort’s restaurant and sports bar with 120-foot-long HD video walls, multiple smaller screens and two Topgolf Swing Suites. , as well as American cuisine and craft and local beer on tap.
Hill Country Honey Blonde is brewed by Freetail Brewing Company and will be distributed by Silver Eagle Beverages in ½ and ¼ barrel slim kegs to all of their onsite customers.
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is an award-winning luxury resort encompassing 600 acres of Hill Country rolling hills, meandering streams and live oaks. The resort is a sophisticated but laid-back destination with 1,002 rooms; seven restaurants and lounges; 9-acre water park experience; TPC San Antonio, a 36-hole PGA TOUR golf course; full-service Lantana Spa; and over 265,000 square feet of customizable meeting and event space.
About JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
Welcome to a San Antonio resort worthy of the Lone Star State. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has firmly established itself as the city’s premier luxury destination and the most renowned resort in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Rated 4 diamonds by AAA and just 20 km north of San Antonio International Airport, the resort offers two 18-hole TPC San Antonio golf courses, the Lantana Spa, the 9-acre River Bluff Water Experience, six restaurants hallmarks, 265,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, and over 1,000 custom-designed guest rooms. JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is proud to participate in various environmental, energy conservation and waste reduction initiatives. The San Antonio resort hotel is sure to make every visit an unforgettable experience, and it all comes with JW Marriott’s impeccable service and lavish amenities. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful respite, a productive meeting, or an exciting and fun family vacation, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa is designed to not only exceed expectations, but to redefine them.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s portfolio of luxury brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “JW” Marriott, who put his own well-being first so he could better care for others. Inspired by its approach to life and rooted in holistic wellness, JW Marriott properties provide a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nurtured in body and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offers that encourage them. come together and fully live each moment. Today, there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories around the world that cater to sophisticated, conscious travelers who seek experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections, and to nourish the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, as well as on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and recognition of Elite status.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and comprises a portfolio of approximately 8,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 139 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses resorts around the world. The company offers Marriott Bonvoy®, its award-winning travel program.
About Freetail Brewing Co.
Freetail Brewing Co. was founded in 2008 with the goal of creating exciting, innovative and unique world-class beer. We embrace the laid-back, fun-loving Texas culture and set out to create products that reflect the lifestyle of our diverse and rapidly growing community. We believe in fostering a greater appreciation of handcrafted products and responsible enjoyment of them. Freetail is currently distributed in 44 counties in Texas, including the San Antonio, Austin, DFW and Houston metro areas.
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