Ed reviewed Shiner Hefeweizen (originally called Honey Wheat) back in December and loved it. Since it’s part of the Shiner Family Reunion, now it’s my turn to try this one. It’s a nice shade of golden orange and a bit cloudy; flavors of wheat and lemon are dominant in this beer. It’s fairly light, but quite refreshing with a good flavor. This would be a good beer for a hot day (every day this time of year is a hot day in Houston). I’m agreeing with Ed here; this beer is good!
Since we’ve been talking about the Spoetzl Brewery, how about a little information on Shiner, TX? It’s a small town; only a little over 2,000 people live there. The town is named after Henry Shiner, who donated 250 acres for the railroad. According to the Shiner Chamber of Commerce, a hot spot in town is Howard’s Convenience Store, which has nine beers on tap and everything you’d expect from a convenience store and more. Shiner is about 120 miles from Houston; a couple of hours drive will get you there and the brewery hosts tours on weekdays.
Three out of four beers in the Shiner Family Reunion so far have been good; two more to go!