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
The 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.
Style: Fruit Beer (w/ Prickly Pear)
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
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
Looks 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
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