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A Shiner Farmhouse Ale Coming This Spring?

Shiner FM 966 Farmhouse Ale

Is Spoetzel Brewery (Shiner, TX) adding a farmhouse ale to the Shiner lineup?   Looks that way this spring. Shiner FM 966 Farmhouse Ale echoes a style brewed for centuries. Quite interesting from a brewery that has been predominantly producing lagers for quite some time.

A few centuries ago, during the cold winter months, farmhands in Europe brewed a ‘seasonal provision’ Farmhouse Ale to be enjoyed once spring rolled around. In the farmlands of Shiner, TX that tradition lives on which is why our tribute to this style uses Golding, Sterling and Meridian hops for a sweet yet lightly spiced flavor. Our incredibly refreshing farmhouse ale bears the name of the farm to market road just to the south of where our brewery has proudly stood for over 100 years.

Style: Farmhouse Ale
Availability: 24 oz bottles
Arrival: TBA

?? ABV

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A Prickly Pear Shiner

Shiner Prickly PearThe folks at Spoetzel Brewery have a new Shiner on the way – Prickly Pear.  A  no brainer of a locally sourced ingredient, when considering the Texas landscape.  Prickly is the #3 in the Brewer’s Pride Series.

This small batch brew is the third our Limited Edition Brewer’s Pride Craft Brew Series.  A combination of Citra and U.S. Golding hops gives this refreshing lager its citrus flavor and floral aroma. The brew’s signature tartness comes from the fruit of the prickly pear, a cactus native to our brewery’s landscape that’s hearty, rugged and unmistakably unique –qualities we surely appreciate.  

Fruit Beer (w/ Prickly Pear)
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft

Arrival: TBA



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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

The folks at Spoetzl are working on a new pale offering – Shiner Red Hare Pale Ale.   The 103 on the bottle collar leads me to believe this the next anniversary offering…

Wild Hare is a classic American Pale Ale – richly hopped, fruity and floral.  Munich malt nicely balances the assertive character of the U.S. Golding and Bravo hop varieties that give this brew its signature bitterness and aroma.   Hop to it!

Style: American Pale Ale
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Arrival: TBA

?? ABV


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Shiner Spring In 22s

Shiner Dortmunder 22ozLooks like you’ll be seeing Shiner Dortmunder Spring Ale in 22oz bombers this Spring.    The name changed last year t0 Spring Ale from Shiner Frost.  This style first originated in Dortmund, Germany in 1873.  It’s pale lager was first brewed by Dortmunder Union for the industrial workers of Dortmund.   The Dortmunder style is influenced heavily from Pilsner, a golden beer with noble hops.

Shiner Dortmunder has a smooth, well-rounded flavor — the perfect fit for any Springtime activity. Because of the unique nature of the style, Shiner Dortmunder is sure to satisfy the palate of a diverse crowd.

Arrival: Spring, 2012

5.5% ABV

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Shiner Ryes & Shine

The second brew in the Shiner “Brewer’s Pride” limited edition series has been revealed – Ryes & Shine.  Following Old Time Alt.  

More info coming soon…



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Bomber Treatment For Shiner Cheer

Shiner’s Holiday offer – Cheer is getting the 24oz treatment this season.  Cheer is a dunkleweizen brewed with Texas peaches and pecans.  Last year, Cheer was 12oz bottles & draft.

Availability: 24oz bottles, draft.  Seasonally.  (Replaced Shiner Dunkel)

5.4% ABV

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Shiner Sees Red This Summer

Spoetzel Brewing, makers of Shiner are launching a new summer seasonal – Ruby Redbird.  Apparently in place of Shiner Smokehaus. This year summer is more citrus, less smoke.

Commercial Description:
Shiner Ruby Redbird is brewed with genuine Texas Rio Red Grapefruit, the signature sweet citrus of the Rio Grande Valley, and ginger. This lager beer features grapefruit tartness and finishes with a ‘lil kick of ginger. With Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Ginger, Shiner Ruby Redbird is sure to be a crisp and refreshing summer beer.

Availability: 12oz/6pks. Draft.

Arrival: April, 2011