Spoetzl Brewery & Balcones Distilling Team Up to Release Limited-Edition Spoetzl Märzen

SpoetzlMarzen2cropSpoetzl Brewery (Shiner, Texas) has announced that it will officially begin the Limited Release of Spoetzl Märzen, a barrel-aged collaboration with Balcones Distilling (Waco, Texas), in October 2018.

Created as a joint effort from “two Texas icons who share a passion for supreme craftsmanship and appreciation for things done well”, Spoetzl Märzen is a massive Märzen-style Lager brewed with imported Munich malts, “hopped with prized Hallertau and Hersbrucker varietals and krausened twice to round out the lightly toasted, spicy malt flavors.”  Once the brewing process was completed, the beer was then sent to mature in “barrels that formerly housed the award-winning single malt whisky” from Balcones Distilling.  Well-aged and fully-matured, the “labor of love” that is Spoetzl Märzen (11% ABV and 32 IBUs) has emerged from its rest as a “coppery-orange hued, hop-forward brew [that has] notes of caramel and oak from the whisky-imbued barrels offering a smooth, lingering finish that adds depth and character.”

“For 109 years, Spoetzl Brewery has delivered best in class craft beer. We are excited to get back to our roots with the second release of our small batch brewing program. Barrel-aging is wildly popular from beer to coffee, not to mention the original way to make a Märzen-style lager. For this reason, it was great to work with our friends over at Balcones Distilling, the most awarded Texas whisky, as the tannins from whisky-soaked barrels naturally increase the clarity of the beer while also imparting a unique roundness and incredible color to the beer.”


– Tom Fiorenzi, Director of Brewing at Spoetzl Brewery

Spoetzl Märzen will officially release on October 1 and will be available as long as supplies last.  You can expect to find this Limited-Edition beer available in 750ml bottles (suggested retail price of $14.99 each) at select specialty beer retailers located throughout the state of Texas.  Prost!

Vital Information for Spoetzl Märzen from Spoetzl Brewery and Balcones Distilling 

Release – Limited, October 2018
Style – Märzen
ABV – 11%
IBUs – 32
Featured Malts – Munich
Featured Hops –  Hallertau & Hersbrucker
Treatment – Aged in Balcones Distilling “1” Texas Single Malt Whisky barrels 
Availability – 750ml bottles
Distribution – Texas only 


Shiner Beer Releases Strawberry Blonde as New Summer Seasonal

ShinerStrawbottleShiner Beer/Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner, Texas) has announced that Shiner Strawberry Blonde is hitting shelves and taps now as the brewery’s summer Seasonal.

Previously released in 2015 as a part of the brewery’s Brewer’s Pride Series, Shiner Strawberry Blonde is making a comeback this summer with a new look as a Seasonal release.  Pale and Wheat malts lay the foundation for this beer, and then the brewers at Shiner give it a refreshing infusion of “juicy homegrown strawberries from Poteet, Texas.”  At just 4.3% ABV, Shiner Strawberry Blonde comes together as an incredibly quenching beer with a crisp finish.  Shiner Strawberry Blonde officially replaces Shiner Prickly Pear as this year’s summer Seasonal from Shiner Beer/Spoetzl Brewery.

Shiner Strawberry Blonde is available now and will be hanging around through the summer months.  This Seasonal offering can found in 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans and on draft at beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Texas and throughout the rest of Shiner Beer’s distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Shiner Strawberry Blonde from Spoetzl Brewery

Release – Seasonal, rolling out March 2017
Style – American Blonde Ale
ABV – 4.3%
IBUs – 11
Malts – Pale & Wheat malts
Added Ingredients – Strawberries from Poteet, Texas
Availability – 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.shiner.com/find

Shiner Beer Releases Cold-Brew Coffee Ale as Latest Birthday Beer

shinercbcabottle_editedTo celebrate the brewery’s 108th birthday, Shiner Beer/Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner, Texas) recently collaborated with Chameleon Cold-Brew (Austin, Texas) to create Cold-Brew Coffee Ale.  

Although Shiner Beer has been brewing beer at Spoetzl Brewery since 1909, the brewery has never taken on a coffee-infused beer of any type.  Now that they have reached their 108th birthday, Shiner has decided it is high time to remedy this situation.  To get their first Coffee Ale just right, the brewery combined “dark-roasted specialty malt and hops with Chameleon’s consciously sourced coffee beans (and plenty of their beloved cold-brew coffee).”  This collaborative effort resulted in a 5% ABV Ale that’s “sure to wake up your tastebuds.”

Shiner Cold-Brew Coffee Ale is available now in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans and on draft. This limited release brew can be found throughout the 2016/2017 winter season at better beer establishments found in Alabama, Florida and throughout Shiner Beer’s extensive distribution footprint.  Get your pour of Cold-Brew Coffee Ale while you can and be sure to take a moment to raise that glass in recognition of 108 years of brewing tradition at Shiner Beer.  Prost!

Vital Information for Cold-Brew Coffee Ale from Shiner Beer and Chameleon Cold-Brew

Release – Limited/Birthday Beer, available late December 2016 through winter
Style – Undisclosed American Ale
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 15
Added Ingredients – Coffee beans & cold-brew coffee from Chameleon Cold-Brew
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.shiner.com/find