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Mosaic hops, clean water, & new Shiner Golden Ale

Shiner Golden Ale bottle

The latest from Spoetzl Brewery – Shiner Golden Ale.

This is another great example of what the brewery does best. Easy drinking, approachable beers. Well water from underneath the brewery and Mosaic hops highlight Shiner Golden Ale. The beer is crisp, clean and refreshing.

RELATED: Shiner Cold Brew

That description may sound a bit derived, but let’s put it in the context of Spoetzl. Premium, Homespun Cream Ale, Black Lager – all lighter styles the brewery does quite well. Golden Ale in all it’s Mosaic goodness is a great right along side them all. Perfect for rocking chair on a porch on a hot day.

Look for Shiner Golden Ale year-round starting this month in 12 ounce bottles, and draft.

Style: Blonde Ale
Hops: Mosaic
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017

4.6% ABV, 22 IBUs

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Get wired. Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale celebrates 108 years of brewing

Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale

Hope you didn’t forget about Spoetzl Brewery. Those fine folks have something new for you. Meet Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale.

Spoetzl didn’t have to go far from his coffee meets beer collaboration. Chameleon Cold Brew, now sold nationally, is just up the road. Chameleon hand picked coffee beans that pair well with the beer’s roasty dark malt and Mt. Hood hops.

By now you’ve had cold brew coffee. Even coffee served nitro taps. Gradually emerging in the coffee scene is coffee that features the same key ingredient in brewing – hops. Lightly hopped cold brew coffee has become popular over the past year or so.

in our mind, Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale follows that same path. It drinks like a beer, as well as a hopped cold brew. Minus the astringency and bitterness that either can bring to your palate on their own. A clean finishing, lager-like coffee beer. Except it’s an ale..

Beer brewing is nothing new to Spoetzel. This release celebrates their 108th birthday. Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale can be found now in 12 ounce bottles, cans, 24 ounce bottles, and draft for a limited time.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Coffee)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Bottles. 24oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: December, 2016

5% ABV

Image: Beer Street Journal

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Shiner Homespun Cream Ale on deck in Texas

Shiner Homespun Cream Ale

Shiner Homespun Cream Ale is on deck from the oldest brewery in Texas. (Founded 1909 for the trivia buffs.)

The cream ale style has been part of U.S. brewing culture for going on a century now. While it’s called ale, it crosses a bit into the lager world as well. The pale/light ale is created using a warm fermentation (top or bottom fermenting yeast) and cold lagering. Some brewers will finish or condition it with lager yeast.

Shiner Homespun Cream Ale touts the use of wheat malt in the recipe to add a bit of creaminess to the mouthfeel.

Our Cream Ale is inspired by classic American recipes and homespun in Shiner, TX. It’s brewed with an extra helping of specialty wheat malt to give it a velvety smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Pale gold in color, Homespun is a sessional go-to brew with a crisp, refreshing finish. so pop one open and join us in celebrating American brewing tradition… with a dash of southern hospitality from Shiner, Texas.

Shiner Homespun Cream Ale will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft offering starting in September.

Style: Cream Ale
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: September, 2016

5% ABV

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Shiner Birthday Beer Chocolate Stout Celebrates 106 Years

Spoetzel Brewery, makers of Shiner, cross the 106 year mark in 2015. That means birthday beer, with Shiner Birthday Beer Chocolate Stout. The brewery was started by Kosmos Spoetzel 1909 in Shiner, Texas – a town of just over 2,000 people.  The beer has been brewed in Shiner ever since.

To celebrate the 106th birthday of the “Little Brewery” in Shiner, we crafted this special limited-edition brew that’s a sweet treat for all. Brewed with chocolate malt and real cocoa, this year’s Shiner Birthday Beer is a delicious out with a soft creamy head, chocolate aroma and taste and a slightly sweet finish. Drink this beer that’s as rich as Shiner’s heritage while it lasts- once it’s gone, you’ll have to wait until next year for another birthday surprise.

Shiner Birthday Beer Chocolate Stout will be available in 12oz bottles.

Style: Stout (w/ Chocolate)
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Arrival: TBA

5% ABV

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Shiner Cheer Coming to Cans

If you ask this writer (using the term loosely) what he likes to drink around the holidays, I’d give you a few answers. As crazy as it may sound to some, I look forward to Shiner Cheer. This brew has a nice fresh taste of peaches and pecans that really compliments a lot of food options. (New Belgium’s Frambozen is another great one.)

When the season rolls around once again, you’ll see Shiner Cheer in cans for the first time. The only question it raises to me is- are cans equally as important when the weather is cold?

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Peaches, Pecans)
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft (Cans soon)

 

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Shiner Ruby Redbird is Back. Now in Cans

With the hot summer looming, the makers of Shiner are bringing Ruby Redbird back to cool you off. For the first time ever, Redbird will be available in cans. Now this bird can fly anywhere you find yourself in need of a Texas brew. The crips fruit beer is brewed with red grapefruit, and a hint of ginger. Now shipping.

This crisp, refreshing summer seasonal is brewed with Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit, the signature citrus of the Rio Grande Valley. Tartness from the grapefruit and a delightful kick from ginger combine for a taste that’s perfect for hot summer days. 

Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Grapefruit, Ginger)
Availability: 12oz bottles, 24oz bottles, 12oz cans (new). Summer Seasonal

4.2% ABV, 13 IBUs