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Everything Shiner Thread

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

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  1. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Cheer was tasty this year.
     
  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    1st year they made it, it was horrible. Last year was good but I do agree, this years is the best of the bunch.
     
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  3. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    I think I already said this in the thread but Shiner Cheer is AMAZEBALLS.

    Gimme that over 90% of the beer other Texas craft brewers make any day of the week. *just reminded himself that he needs to stock up*
     
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  4. roostercogburn

    roostercogburn Aspirant (30) Dec 13, 2012

    My mother-in-law bought a six pack of the Farmhouse for Christmas dinner. I liked it a lot. All the farmhouse flavors seemed to be there, it had a nice mouthfeel, and it was quite drinkable. Would buy some for myself.

    Also, Shiner was a gateway for me, especially their anniversary series. Glad to see this thread exists.
     
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  5. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (405) Texas May 17, 2012 Verified

    I can attribute Shiner beers to my transition into craft beer and to this day I still get excited to see new stuff from them. I bought a six-pack of the Farmhouse and shared it with my family on Christmas Eve. My non-beer-drinking mom loved it and my sour-beer-loving brother loved it too. It's good stuff. Not the best or most exciting saison but it's a good beer and will probably be a gateway beer for a lot of people.
     
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  6. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (455) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    Im a fan of cheer, bock and ill stand by the black lager any day of the week for sure.
     
  7. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    I'm drinking the first Shiner Bock in a long time, and it's actually not that bad. I had a Cheer about a month ago, and that was a surprise. Also, there's a lot of Shiner Bock going on on It's Always Sunny. Bumblebee Tuna.
     
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  8. r0nburgundy69

    r0nburgundy69 Savant (280) Texas Jan 27, 2012 Verified

    finally got around to trying fm 966 (shiner farmhouse) tonight and its not bad. has some traditional saison characteristics, i mean its still a shiner, buts its a pretty good session beer.
     
  9. Ford

    Ford Advocate (585) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Verified

    I tried this last night and liked it also.. good stuff.
     
  10. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    That's what I like about Shiner. You can throw back a 6 pk during a session and not have to worry about hangover, dehydration and taste bud burnout from all the hops and sours.
     
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  11. JohnBender

    JohnBender Advocate (500) Texas Apr 20, 2012 Subscriber

    Hey, shouldn't there be a 104 coming out soon?
     
  12. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Do you know what style or is it possible the farmhouse is 104?
     
  13. JohnBender

    JohnBender Advocate (500) Texas Apr 20, 2012 Subscriber

    It says its a 'spring provisonal ale'.
     
  14. tigrstylz

    tigrstylz Aficionado (225) Texas Jan 10, 2012

     
  15. rainerschuhsler

    rainerschuhsler Savant (405) Texas May 17, 2012 Verified

    Weren't the 90's and 100's always released in the Summer?
     
  16. ext1rpate

    ext1rpate Savant (350) Texas Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    When did they change the recipe? Shiner Bock, for me, hasn't tasted as good as it had in the past. Way too metally lately
     
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  17. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (555) Texas Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    I don't know if it has changed, so much to me or if its just that I have tasted much better things and don't think its as."crafty" anymore.
     
  18. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Back in the 1990s... Shiner changed the recipe to their Bock. Lone Star had their "Natural Bock" which was a close approximation to the original Shiner Bock. At least from what people have told me... I was too young to drink back in that day and not even in Texas!

    The new Lone Star Bock that just came out is just a cheap ripoff of the new Shiner Bock though.
     
  19. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    And the expenesive rip off was Zeigen Bock. :O
     
  20. blatherbeard

    blatherbeard Savant (455) Texas Sep 30, 2007

    actuially Ziegenbock is a rip of their own Amber bock which tastes nothing like shiner bock.
     
  21. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Actually they both came out around the same time and from different breweries. Both were trying to capitalize on Shiner's new success.
     
  22. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Had the Farmhouse and Bock yesterday in between many other big BA beers. Both where good. Surprised I liked the farmhouse considering I don't like that style. I don't like it enough to buy a 6'er but a single or 2 every now and then wouldn't be a bad thing.
     
  23. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Advocate (555) Texas Feb 21, 2011 Verified

    Tried a new shiner that I've never seen before. Prickly Pear, it was ehh. Tasted good but lets just say it didn't taste much like a beer.
     
  24. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Never heard of that one.
     
  25. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (645) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Verified

    It came in the 6 pack samplers this year, so you either had to buy the 6 to get 1, or a place that sells singles
     
  26. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Agreed completely. The first year was meh. Last year was 4 cases in my pantry. Isn't as good with 6 months on it, BTW. ;)

    This year was great too.
     
  27. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

    Farmhouse replaced the forgettable Dortmunder from the last two years.
     
  28. BruceBruce

    BruceBruce Initiate (0) Texas Dec 4, 2011

    Have ten more then I am writing on your face :)
     
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  29. Ford

    Ford Advocate (585) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Verified

    I saw that Shiner 101 is going to be available in the family reunion packs coming out.... I'll have to pick some up.
     
  30. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    If you're even in Plano Tx stop by Love & War. They had 6 Shiners on tap two nights ago, food is pretty tasty, descent live music. I had the Farmhouse, Blonde and Cheer.
     
  31. Ford

    Ford Advocate (585) Texas Sep 8, 2012 Verified

    Saw my first reunion pack with Shiner 101 in it today at an HEB.
     
  32. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    Bohemian Black Lager is my fav from them, Can't really go wrong with that.

    I can still drink a Shiner, Can't say that about BMC.
     
  33. AdamR46

    AdamR46 Aficionado (240) Texas Nov 18, 2011 Verified

    Just finished my keg of cheer the other day. It's good stuff. I had enough of it this year and don't want it for a while. I'm sure I'll pick up a six when it's out again this year though.
     
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  34. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

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  35. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

  36. BeanBone

    BeanBone Savant (455) Texas Oct 12, 2006

    Wait, wait, wait... so that new (old) Shienr Premium is just a relabel of their blonde?
     
  37. mattisloco

    mattisloco Advocate (500) Texas Feb 13, 2007 Verified

    Yep
     
  38. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    You're not suppose to notice that.
     
  39. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    Shiner is now know as the General Motors of Beers.
     
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  40. Danielbt

    Danielbt Savant (380) Texas May 4, 2012

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