Zero One Ale House
20 West Beauregard
San Angelo, TX 76903
325.653.5123

Is anybody out there?

OK, let's see if anyone's listening.  I'm a huge fan of beer, and as a homebrewer, I feel that I know a great deal about beer.  That being said, I feel like I am just scratching the surface of what there is to be known about beer, and don't consider myself an expert by any stretch of the imagination.  Homebrewing itself doesn't necessarily qualify anyone for anything, but I have taken brewing very seriously over the past 4 or 5 years, and have quite a bit of beer knowledge that I'd be happy to ramble on about.  Having knowledge of the intricacies of how beer is made brings a greater appreciation for beer and a greater understanding of what it is that's sitting in one's glass.

If anyone has any questions about beer or anything else about Zero One Ale House, please feel free to ask.  The internet is an incredible resource for information about everything, but I can probably give you a quick nutshell answer to your questions so you don't have to weed through mountains of information.

Comments (12)

  • Devin Gustafson Thu, 16 May 2013 at 10:43 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    How many beers are you currently serving on tap?
  • Ryan Davenport Mon, 20 May 2013 at 04:12 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    I also homebrew (all-grain) and would be interested in starting a homebrew club in San Angelo, if there's not already one.  Let me know if you're interested.
  • Erik Zobel Tue, 21 May 2013 at 03:26 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Hi Devin,

    We have 23 beers on tap which includes 3 rotating taps.  The rotating taps give us the opportunity to bring in something new on a regular basis, and we can bring in beers that are appropriate for the season.  For instance, we'll tend to bring in lighter and more refreshing beers in the summer months.
  • Erik Zobel Wed, 22 May 2013 at 01:01 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Ryan,

    When I started brewing I had to join a club in Abilene because there wasn't one here (Big Country Homebrewers Association).  I'm not sure if there's one in San Angelo, but I've heard that there's a contingent of homebrewers that hang over at Joe's.  I've heard they might have something going, so maybe ask around over there.

    As far as helping to start or being involved in one right now, I simply don't have the time.  I wouldn't mind hosting meetings or something, especially once the brewery is up and running.  Good luck and keep on brewing!

    PS My tech is working on the apostrophe problem, sorry about that.
  • Mike Mon, 19 Aug 2013 at 10:34 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Erik,

    I'm excited to try Zero One Ale House! My wife and I live in Colorado and frequently visit family in San Angelo. I'm ecstatic that quality beer is hitting the scene in SA!! Question...can you do a "flight" for the Belgium draught beers?

    Thanks
    -Mike
  • Erik Zobel Tue, 20 Aug 2013 at 01:32 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Mike,

    We do have flights.  They are $7 for four 5 oz. samples of any 4 beers on draught.
  • Bob Bates Sat, 07 Sep 2013 at 03:34 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Do you still serve the creamy Shrimp & Crab Etouffee dish?  I couldn't find it on your on-line menue.
  • Kaleah Sun, 22 Sep 2013 at 04:27 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    I like dark beer. There are som many choices at the restaurant,  I never know what to get. What is a good dark beer?
  • Erik Zobel Mon, 23 Sep 2013 at 01:48 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Bob,

    We stopped serving that for a couple of reasons. One is that is was not one of our strong sellers, and the other is that it took up so much space on the cooking line that it slowed everything down and was hurting our ticket times.  It was a tough decision, but we believe it was a necessary casualty in order to improve our overall service and performance.
  • Erik Zobel Mon, 23 Sep 2013 at 02:01 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Kaleah,

    Tough question.  "Dark" beers are so varied in flavor profile that I'd have to know more about your specific preferences.  One of the more popular dark beers that we carry is the Left Hand Milk Stout. Its flavor profile is on the sweet or malty side, has some nice complexity, and at 6% ABV is still quite drinkable.  It is one of the three nitrogen infused beers that we carry, which gives it a smooth and creamy texture.
  • Jason Thu, 12 Dec 2013 at 10:43 AM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Is there a local brick and mortar location to purchase homebrew supplies in SA?  Looking for a basic start-up kit, but something higher quality than a Mr. Beer off the shelf, and hopefully local so I can support a small business.
  • Erik Zobel Mon, 16 Dec 2013 at 05:34 PM Permanent Link to Comment Link
    Jason,

    Great Question.  I have the business card of a fellow named Dave Burkett of Concho Valley Brewer's Co-op, and although I've never used his services, he has home brewing supplies, a recipe database, and also does instruction and training.  I won't post his phone number here, but his email address is burkett3375@suddenlink.net.  Otherwise, I use Austin Homebrew Supply almost exclusively.  They're really friendly and their technical support is awesome, they're never short with you as though they're trying to get you off the phone.  They'll keep answering them if you keep asking them.  They "get it".  They say they take 1-4 days to process and package your order depending on how busy they are, but the beauty is that once your order ships, it gets here to San Angelo the following afternoon.  No need to pay for overnite shipping or anything if you're in a hurry.

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