Local brewery takes root offering blazing beer

October 1, 2019

 

The name the Blazing Tree Brewery came from an old story the owner told of a family member who threw a flaming bottle at a tree causing it to burst into flames.

 

Their moto is simple “great service,” which is definitely apparent from the moment you walk in the door.

 

 

Photos Courtesy of Blazing Tree Facebook page

Blazing Tree Brewery's owner Fernie Muniz, has been in the brewing industry since the 1990s.

 

 

 

Everyone greets you as soon as you step in, from the staff to the manager and even the owner.

 

The Blazing Tree Brewery opened its doors on July 21, 2017, and started with only four beers. 

 

The owner, UTEP graduate Fernie Muniz, has been brewing beer since the 1990s. 

 

The bar inside the brewery is quite small but the owner, Muniz plans to grow their walls sometime in the next couple of months. 

 

​​Even though they have limited space their locally brewed beers and customer satisfaction more than make up for it.

 

​​For people not familiar with craft beers the Blazing Tree is an excellent place to get a taste of the wonders that breweries have to offer.

 

Their beer selections ranges from light, crisp and refreshing such as the Bitchin’ Blonde; to dark, bold and complex such as the Pecan Porter. 

 

 

 

Their beer selections ranges from light to crisp and

refreshing, bold and complex such as the Pecan Porter. 

 

 

 

 

 

One of their more popular beers the Dogstar IPA is constantly running out leaving customers waiting to the next batch.

 

I’m not exaggerating when I say the place is popular among beer connoisseurs. People from out of state and even other parts of the world such as Germany, Finland, and Australia come just to get some of El Paso’s finest beer.

 

Some of the brews I tried included the Honey Hefeweizen, a smooth German style honey beer; War Boots, a golden ale with a piney finish and the Medusa Hazy, an Indian pale ale with hints of cantaloupe and other spices. 

 

I would have loved to try more but due to their popularity and smaller batch sizes most were sold out when I arrived.

 

Other beers the Blazing Tree Brewery normally offers include the Peanut Butter Brown Ale, Strawberry Kölsch and many more.

 

The music is appropriately loud and encourages conversation. The bartender and strangers often make friendly conversation while enjoying a good beer. 

 

Conveniently located near I-10 the Blazing Tree is closer to the El Paso International Airport than other breweries in the city.

 

The location has adequate lighting unlike some of the other more obscure bars in the area. Perhaps in the near future after they expand their business they could install some fun games like darts or a foosball table.

 

The atmosphere is laid back at the Blazing Tree Brewery and that’s exactly what makes this place the perfect spot for a cold beer after a hard day’s work. 

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