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Dill pickle hard seltzer is here, thanks to Shiner

Shiner Juicy Dill Pickle Hard Seltzer

Spoetzl Brewery, makers of Shiner Beer has one of the weirdest hard seltzer flavors for you yet – dill pickle flavor. 

In August of 2020, Shiner debuted their Straight Shooter lineup of hard seltzers, with your standard fruit flavors like raspberry, peach, and grapefruit. However, if you want to stand out, especially in the seltzer category, you have to do something unique. So pickles it is. 

Something we’ve learned over the years, pickles are pretty polarizing. They are in the same category as raisins, peas, or mustard. There is no “pickle” middle ground. So already, a dill pickle flavored hard seltzer is a challenge. 

Shiner Juicy Dill Pickle Hard Seltzer is actually made with real pickles, incidentally the brewery’s 6th brewmaster Jimmy Maurice’s family recipe. The brewery says the final flavor is a blend of sweet and sour dill pickle, with notes of dill, coriander, and spice. 

Let’s get weirder. 

Each can of the special edition seltzer has a QR code that takes the drinker to picklemode.com where they will find a “magical, animated pickle” that will tell you your future. Yes, the Oracle Pickle to help you make life decisons.

Incidentally, November 14th is National Pickle Day. There really is a day for everything these days. 

Shiner Juicy Pickle Hard Seltzer is available in 12-ounce, 6-packs for $7.99 for a limited time. It should pair well with a Jameson shot. 

Style: Hard Seltzer (w/ Dill Pickles)
Availability: 12oz Cans. Limited Release. 
Distribution: TX, FL, LA, AR, GA, PA, OK, KS, IL, WI, ND, SD, NM, NV

Debut: November 2021

4.5% ABV

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Shiner releases Rose Pale Ale, aged in wine barrels

Shiner Rose Pale Ale

Shiner Rośe Pale Ale, a new limited seasonal arrives ahead of Spring.

You don’t hear barrel-aging and the brewers of famed Shiner Bock in the same sentence. For the second time in months, the brewery is releasing a barrel-aged beer.

Rośe Pale Ale is a collaboration with Tyler, Texas-based Kiepersol Vineyards. Shiner uses a blend of ales fermented with grape must, and aged in the winery’s white oak wine barrels.

The base beer is brewed solely with Idaho-7 hops. The final beer’s flavor is touted as having flavors of “stone fruit, sticky pine, with earthy black tea notes, with a dry, oaky finish.”

Shiner Rośe Pale Ale is available nationally for a limited time in 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Grape Must. Wine Barrel Aged.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: March 2019

?? ABV

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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 Bavarian-Style Amber

Shiner Bavarian-style Amber

Shiner Bavarian-Style Amber

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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