These San Antonio businesses are offering filtered water and warmth to locals who are without

click image Pexels / Suzy HazelwoodFor those who are without water or power on day four of SA’s snowmageddon, some local businesses are coming in clutch. Weathered Souls Brewery, Roadmap Brewing Co. and Max’s Wine Dive in the Alamo Quarry Market are among the many local businesses offering filtered water or water-boiling services to folks who can venture out safely. “We were happy to hear that most the city has power back at this time, but also know many of you are still without water,” a Thursday post on Roadmap Brewing Co.’s Facebook page reads. “Luckily the number one ingredient in beer is some high quality H2O — these tanks were filled with highly filtered reverse osmosis water last Saturday and is available to anyone in need.”The three establishments are operating today as warming and water stations as long as the weather and power constraints permit, encouraging folks who need safe water to B.Y.O.C — that’s Bring Your Own Container — and sit for a spell to warm up.Max’s Wine Dive, which has been opening at 3 p.m. for the last few months, opened up early Thursday, offering a very limited food menu. The restaurant will stay open until it runs out of supplies, according to a representative from the eatery.Weathered Souls will not be serving beer today and Roadmap Brewing Co. will not serve beer until later today, according to Facebook posts from each brewery.

San Antonio's Weathered Souls Brewing Co. named best in the U.S. by Hop Culture magazine

click image Instagram / weatheredsoulsbrewingOnline publicationis singing the praises of SA’s Weathered Souls Brewing Co., naming it the best craft brewery in the country Each year, the brew-focused site highlights the American breweries that have racked up the most impressive track records. The editors consider each business’ visual identity, taproom experience and — of course — their suds.Amid 2020's political volatility, the online mag also decided to factor in breweries' willingness to use their business as a platform to promote community and togetherness.Enter Weathered Souls' Black is Beautiful initiative.Last June, Weathered Souls head brewer Marcus Baskerville launched the project as a way for breweries to join forces to create imperial stouts — a robust dark ale with higher-than-usual alcohol content — in the name of raising awareness of social and racial injustice.Baskerville shared Weathered Souls’ base stout recipe and invited other brewers to give it their own unique spin. Each participating brewery agreed to donate 100% of the proceeds from their special stout to a local organization that supports social justice reform and racial equality.To date, more than 1,200 breweries, representing all 50 U.S. states and 22 countries, have joined in the initiative.“All of the breweries are listed below in no particular order,”founder Kenny Gould wrote in the introduction to its top brewers list. “Except for Weathered Souls Brewing Co. in San Antonio, Texas, which we proudly proclaim the best brewery of 2020.”