Texas

Shiner Fröst

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Shiner Fröst is a seasonal, Dortmunder style beer from Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. With “the malt profile of a Helles and the hop character of a Pils,” this Dortmunder uses Two-Row malted barley, malted wheat, and Munich malts, along with Hallertau Tradition and Spalter Select hops. ABV is 5.5%. The following is our team […] ... [Read more]

Shiner Bock

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From the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, I give you Shiner Bock, the brewery’s most notable offering. Spoetzl’s Bohemian Black Lager was the first I tried of theirs, and has since remained my favorite. After sitting down with a regular Shiner Bock, that statement continues to be true. I am not in any way excited […] ... [Read more]

Shiner Kosmos Reserve

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Halfway through the box of Spoetzl Brewery’s Family Reunion, I’m on to the Shiner Kosmos Reserve. Here is an American Pale Lager for my beer belt. Definitely a beer I’ll drink again, unlike the unimpressive Shiner Blonde. The Kosmos Reserve is a “hop-jacked” lager named for the founder of the Spoetzl Brewery. I poured out […] ... [Read more]

Shiner Blonde Lager

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It’s a winter wonderland out there, and I’m inside, gazing at the Fraser fir, sipping a glass of Shiner Blonde Lager. Another standard offering from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, the Blonde Lager is pretty simple … and blonde. Here’s why. It’s a ditzy beer. Not much going on inside. No head at all, […] ... [Read more]

Shiner Bohemian Black Lager

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After a long day at work, it’s time to sud up. This weekend I picked up a case of the Shiner Family Reunion (that’s 6 different beers from the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas) and selected the Black Lager – a.k.a. schwarzbier – for review number one. I first had the Black Lager a couple […] ... [Read more]