The Associated Press has a good article on the 100th anniversary of Spoetzl Brewery, maker of the Shiner beers.
Spoetzl is a Texas institution. It was founded in 1909 by German and Czech immigrants. The brewery survived Prohibition and corporate consolidation to emerge healthily into our current golden age of craft beer.
I enjoy Shiner Bock (4.4 percent ABV, 14 IBUs). No visit to Serious Texas Bar-B-Q is complete without a bottle.
Another point in Shiner's favor is that their beers are typically a buck or two cheaper per six-pack than most craft brews, without any real sacrifice in quality.