Crafting Better Businesses: Insights from the Beer Industry
Founder & CEO, Freetail Brewing Co.
Born and raised in San Antonio, Scott Metzger started his professional career in the banking and oil industries before finding his calling in one far more flavorful: the world of craft brewing.
From a vow made on New Year’s Eve 2005, Freetail Brewing Co. officially opened on Black Friday, 2008, becoming (at the time) San Antonio’s second operating brewery and Scott’s first completed New Year’s Resolution. Since then, Freetail has been racking up local, statewide and national awards and recognition as one of the country’s top up-and-coming brewpubs.
Named in 2010 as one of the San Antonio Business Journal’s “Top 40 Under 40,” Scott also serves as executive director of the non-profit Texas Beer Freedom, an organization devoted to the promotion of fair alcohol regulatory reform. Other industry work includes sitting on the Brewpubs and Finance Committees for the Brewers Association and the Legislative Committee for the Texas Craft Brewers Guild.
While no one is looking, Scott is also teaches undergraduate economics at The University of Texas-San Antonio. Away from the brewery and classroom, Scott is an avid mountain biker, soccer fan and occasional stand-up comedian.
Email Scott at News@FreetailBrewing.com
In 2009, “San Antonio Magazine” named Scott as one of the city’s Top Singles, probably because they were unaware of an academic paper he penned entitled “The Economic and Statistical Dynamics of Relationships – The Science of Dumping & Getting Dumped.”