Sunday, November 9, 2008

Shiner Bock

Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, TX brews one of the most popular beers in Texas - Shiner Bock. They also make a number of other brews, but until recently, their bock was the only variety available here in Florida. This afternoon, I saw Shiner Hefeweizen at the grocery store, so I'll have to give it a taste some time soon. Shiner Bock is a deep amber color with a small white head. It's similar in body to a lager, but is slightly sweeter and more malty than a "normal" American lager. There's a touch of caramel as well, and a mildly bitter finish. This is a decent beer, but not something that will stand out in my memory.


Memo said...

Where can I get Shiner Bock in Orlando?

Al said...

Memo, I've found Shiner Bock at Publix, along with Shiner Hefeweizen. Haven't tried the hefe yet though.