WE BREW LEGENDS
Since December 2014, Alamo Beer Company has proudly brewed the only beer to bear the ALAMO name since the start of Prohibition in 1919. And just like the stories of The Alamo Defenders, the history of Alamo Beer is courageous, independent, unrestrained, and true to itself.
In 2019, Alamo Beer proudly announced a bold new look to the family of beers. Each package and style of beer has been developed to tell a story of San Antonio, The Alamo, and the fiercely independent Texas spirit. We trust the bold new look will be welcomed by our loyal drinkers and introduce Alamo Beer to a new generation of beer drinkers looking for a brand that is proudly local and uniquely their own.
ALAMO. Fiercely Independent.
Eugene Simor brought his passion for local brews to San Antonio over 20 years ago, and as founder of Alamo Beer Company, he works closely with several different charities a month to promote their causes alongside Alamo Beer. Eugene is happily married and the proud father of four young children. When he’s not busy brewing, you can find him sailing and traveling the world.
Brewmaster Gregg Spickler is a man who likes to stay busy. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, Gregg understood there is no knowledge more valuable than first-hand experience. He then traveled the country exploring all things food and drink; from St. Mary’s Resort in Glacier National Park, to 10 Barrel Brewing Co. in Bend, Oregon he would hone his palate and sharpen his skillset from Coast to Coast.
Gregg and Emily Spickler started Monster Kitchen & BBQ catering services during the Eagle Ford Shale boom in Cotulla, Texas while serving as Executive Chef at Los Cuernos Ranch. As the boom subsided, they traveled North to open Hidden Cove Brewing Co. in Wells Maine, responsible for building and executing the food, brewing and sales operations.
The call of Texas eventually beckoned him back to the South, where his entrepreneurial spirit led him to his next project. Spickler founded Winding Road Provisions in Cibolo, TX. Winding Road Provisions was created to produce, package and sell natural products utilizing the health benefits of bee keeping. As the business grew, product offerings expanded to include South Texas Craft Beer Soap, blending skin soothing honey with the flavorful malts that make Texas beer known the world over.
Familiar with Alamo’s crisp & malty Pilsner, Gregg chose this style for his 1st batch of soaps with great success and the relationship with Alamo Beer Co. and the craft beverage community began to grow.
With his background and self-starter attitude, Gregg was a natural fit for Alamo Beer Co. and joined the brewery full-time in 2018. Spickler is tasked with maintaining the brewery and ensuring the strictest quality standards are followed to produce some of Texas’ tastiest brews.
He continues to bring innovative opportunities to the table, like Southside Bottling Company LLC—a start-up soda manufacturer utilizing regional ingredients, honey & natural lactic acid fermentation. Southside Craft Soda bottled its first batch at Alamo Beer in the spring of 2019 and now has multiple flavors available through HEB.
As Director of Operations, Gregg plans to use his experience and ingenuity to continue growing the Alamo team and brand in new and delicious directions.
When Gregg isn’t at the brewery, he spends time camping with his family or building upon his passion in apiculture. Winding Road Provisions provides honey bee management services to resorts and hotels as well as removal and relocation services.
Chef Adrian Ortiz
For nearly two years, Chef Adrian Ortiz has helmed the cozy kitchen at Alamo Beer Co., serving up a barbecue-centric menu infused with Alamo brews. Before joining the Alamo Beer team, Chef worked in such beloved San Antonio restaurants like Bistro Vatel, La Frite, The Monterrey, Watermark Grill.
At Alamo Beer Co.,Chef takes pride in their house-smoked meats and incorporates beer into their casual yet inventive dishes like beer-brined turkey, bier queso, and suds-soaked beans. Chef works with San Antonio-based purveyors such as the Bread Box and Unifresh to incorporate local bread, produce and meats into his menu. The brewery and kitchen specialize in house-made meats and sauces and offer catering for groups of any size.
Chef Adrian has more than twelve years of industry experience, and he graduated from the Le Cordon Bleu program at the Texas Culinary Academy.
Beer Hall + Event Manager
Felicia Steele is a true "Jackie of all Trades," making sure all of the inner workings of the brewery and its events run smoothly. She brings with her 27 years of bartending and hospitality experience, and loves baking and cooking -- she even operates a cottage industry out of her home. She loves the Sour Passion Weisse as a mixer for her favorite beer-mosas.