Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Spoetzl brewery endures

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.


  1. I have never been a big Shiner fan, but you have to respect the fact that they have been around so long.

    As an aside, since this is a blog for beer lovers I am wondering if there are any homebrewers or people that want to learn here? I have started a facebook group to see if there is enough interest to get a homebrew club going here in town. Search "Durango Homebrew Mafia" to join...thanks

    If the admin of this blog doesn't like my semi commercial post, please do delete.


    Chris...also know as "anon"

  2. That's cool. I don't homebrew because I lack the space, but a homebrew club sounds like a great idea. Pretty much every major craft brewery started out with some dude homebrewing.