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Discussion in 'Southwest' started by icetrauma, Nov 9, 2012.
I saw Cheer at the Austin Gingerman on Wednesday.
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
Picked up 2 6-packs of Cheer for $6.97/each at HEB yesterday! Woot!
So is this 2013 going to be 103?
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.
Wild Hare was 103. Look at the neck label.
I don't they even know what they are doing. They didn't have an anniversary brew in 2011.
Ah.. wow. Well I really like 103 also then.
Wonder what 104 will be.. and if they are going to keep Wild Hare around?
102 Double Wheat. It's not hard to keep track of this stuff.
The Shiner Farmhouse is pretty good, BTW.
I dunno guys... Shiner might just be jumping the shark with their upcoming Farmhouse Ale, lol.
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.
It's at HEB; go taste it. Pretty good. Not amazing, but solid quality.
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.
Shiner Farmhouse for $2.08 for a bomber. Why not?
Is this regular Shiner Distro or a Texas only special release? I'd like to see it in OK.
Where was this?
Why is this a Shiner thread? I believe the brewery is called Spoetzl Brewery.
No one says hey give me a Spoetzl.
It's their spring seasonal. If you got the Dortmunder last year, you'll get this one this year.
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.
What he said.
Do you call Guinness "St. John's Gate?"
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.
No but I do call Clown Shoes, Mercury Brewing Company.
Gambrinus IS based in San Antonio, IIRC. Don't they own Frost Bank? (Or the same owner)
Cheer is ass.
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.
Referenced because they are not independent, not because they are not Texan.
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.
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...
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.
I can't think of a single beer that they make that I enjoy.. They aren't terrible, just not very good to me.
what he said
why does this thread even exist!!
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.
Just bought the Farmhouse. I've had many a bad beers from Rahr, Jester King, Ranger Creek etc. I'm ok with this thread.
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.
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.
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.