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Everything Shiner Thread

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by icetrauma, Nov 9, 2012.

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  1. I saw Cheer at the Austin Gingerman on Wednesday.
  2. I really enjoyed the Shiner 100 when it was out and will probably pick up a 6 pack of the Cheer this winter as well. Great intro brewery IMO
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  3. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Picked up 2 6-packs of Cheer for $6.97/each at HEB yesterday! Woot!
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  4. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    So is this 2013 going to be 103?
  5. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Just made fresh Wild Boar bangers from Dai Due at the Austin Farmers Market sautéed in Shiner Cheer with mash. Words cannot describe the deliciousness.
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  6. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (405) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    I don't they even know what they are doing. They didn't have an anniversary brew in 2011.
  7. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

  8. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    102 Double Wheat. It's not hard to keep track of this stuff.
  9. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    The Shiner Farmhouse is pretty good, BTW.
  10. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I dunno guys... Shiner might just be jumping the shark with their upcoming Farmhouse Ale, lol.
  11. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    The brewers reserve prickly pear ale is also pretty good. If they made it a summer beer I'd drink a good amount of it.
  12. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    It's at HEB; go taste it. Pretty good. Not amazing, but solid quality.
  13. TxUltraRunner

    TxUltraRunner Savant (365) Texas Aug 16, 2012

    Shiner was always around growing up in Texas. Even though my dad didn't drink beer he always had it on hand for those that did. It wasn't Miller, Bud, Corona, or Dos Equis - it was always Shiner. I'll take a Bock over a BMC any day. Thanks Dad.

    Wile Hare and Ruby are pretty tasty.
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  14. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Savant (490) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Shiner Farmhouse for $2.08 for a bomber. Why not?
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  15. chocosushi

    chocosushi Savant (450) Oklahoma May 1, 2011

    Is this regular Shiner Distro or a Texas only special release? I'd like to see it in OK.
  16. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007


    Where was this?
  17. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    Why is this a Shiner thread? I believe the brewery is called Spoetzl Brewery.
  18. mattisloco

    mattisloco Savant (455) Texas Feb 13, 2007

    No one says hey give me a Spoetzl.
  19. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    It's their spring seasonal. If you got the Dortmunder last year, you'll get this one this year.
  20. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Savant (490) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    HEB New Braunfels. IH35 and Walnut. I tried it tonight. It pretty good actually. I'm sure it won't get great reviews since its not some fancy brewery. But I liked it.
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  21. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    What he said.
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  22. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Do you call Guinness "St. John's Gate?"
  23. slimchill

    slimchill Aficionado (130) Texas Apr 10, 2008

    the only thing i've ever been able to palate is the redbird. however, i've consumed enough redbird to justify the brewery's existence in my book.

    i will say, though, that something like wild hare to me seems more like pandering than a step in the right direction. and as far as being a "proud, independent tx brewing tradition," don't they make shiner bock with caramel coloring, and aren't they owned by the gambrinus group? i wouldn't call that proud or independent.
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  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    No but I do call Clown Shoes, Mercury Brewing Company.















    Not serious.
  25. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Gambrinus IS based in San Antonio, IIRC. Don't they own Frost Bank? (Or the same owner)
  26. HoodooOperator

    HoodooOperator Savant (275) Texas Sep 27, 2012

    Cheer is ass.
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  27. WickedSluggy

    WickedSluggy Savant (425) Texas Nov 21, 2008

    I drank a couple Shiner Bocks yesterday at my inlaws house. It's not bad, I like the malty flavor, but after the first bottle, I find the sweetness gets a bit cloying. I'd like it better if it had perhaps more grainy malt flavors and less worty malt flavor. Maybe a lower mash temperature or even a slight bit more bitterness would help. OR It might just be that my bitterness tolerance is too high and what little hops is added for balance falls completely below my perceptual threshold. I actually pulled out a Bud Light after drinking three Shiner Bocks.
  28. slimchill

    slimchill Aficionado (130) Texas Apr 10, 2008

    Referenced because they are not independent, not because they are not Texan.
  29. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (420) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    trying the farmhouse right now.

    odd flavor, cant quite place it. almost like a heineken is the best i can come up with.

    so not great but i can finish the six i bought. Prob wouldnt buy it again though.
  30. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Saw some people drink this last weekend and they really liked it.. I didn't get around to trying a bottle, but I hope to soon... overall the comments from those drinking it were very positive...
  31. kingofhop

    kingofhop Savant (430) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Shiner makes some really good beers. 101 was an excellent Pils. I like Octoberfest and Bock too. So do a whole lotta other folks. As an Okie, it pains me very much to praise anything Texan.
  32. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    I can't think of a single beer that they make that I enjoy.. They aren't terrible, just not very good to me.
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  33. turfy

    turfy Savant (340) Texas Mar 17, 2010

    what he said
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  34. LadyOfMuchBeer

    LadyOfMuchBeer Savant (380) Texas Apr 30, 2011

    why does this thread even exist!!
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  35. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Why should it not exist?

    Anyway, several folks where mentioning in other threads about how they liked some of the Shiner beers. ie Cheer, Ruby Red, 101 etc so, I made a Shiner thread. Just because they are not doing big barrel aged beers, does not mean they don't need to be talked about. Shiner is a good gateway beer, especially for Texans.
  36. justin07

    justin07 Aficionado (105) Texas Feb 14, 2006

    Just bought the Farmhouse. I've had many a bad beers from Rahr, Jester King, Ranger Creek etc. I'm ok with this thread.
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  37. Ford

    Ford Savant (470) Texas Sep 8, 2012

    Because Shiner is a really good beer brewer to many people... and certainly a big part of Texas culture.

    I had a SHiner Cheer on tap at the Meinake Car Care Bowl.. it was really good... and better than a lot of small craft brew beers I've had recently.

    I really liked 101 when it was out.. and I like Cheer and Wild Hare.. and I have no problem throwing down a regular Shiner.. not my favorite, but it's just fine and better than bud, budlight, miller lite, coors.. to me.

    Oh yeah Oktoberfest is great in my opinion.
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  38. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    People don't like any beer that isnt sour or hasnt been aged in unicorn tears. Walez, bro.

    P.s. - I like the shit out of Redbird.
  39. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (485) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Don't forget cat shit coffee in the beerz.

    BTW, Redbird is great on a hot summer day. I also enjoyed some Cheer here recently as well.
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