We are a family-owned craft brewery in San Antonio striving for beer that is different from the norm, strong in flavor, and harkens back to traditional roots.
Jim Hansen, a seasoned brewer from the San Francisco Bay Area of California, is the founder of Second Pitch. After four long years of effort, Second Pitch finally opened in August 2020 on Starcrest Drive. Jim and his wife, Samantha (a San Antonio native) are working tirelessly to help move the San Antonio beer scene into the national spotlight. We want San Antonio to be a beer destination. At Second Pitch, our brewery has been designed to help create the highest quality product possible. No area was left wanting – from the grain handling to the Reverse Osmosis system.
When not at the brewery, Samantha is at work as a Fellow in orthopedic physical therapy for a local, independently owned outpatient clinic. Together, Jim and Sam have 3 small children who you sometimes see running around the brewery. They are very proud of their kiddos, a 3-year-old boy named Ben and twin 1-year-old girls named Kate and Charlie. You might also meet their brew dogs, Bailey, a senior Australian Shepherd (Jim’s original brew-dog), and Josie, a pit-boxer mix.