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Spoetzl Brewery
(Gambrinus Company)
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603 East Brewery Street
PO Box 368
Shiner TX 77984
Telephone: +1 361-594-3383
Toll-Free: +1 800-574-4637
Hours: Monday-Friday at 11:00am and 1:30pm, or by appointment.
Brewer: Jimmy Maury
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Opened: 1909

Annual Production: 400,000 bbl

Contributors: Craig Stichtenoth, Eric Webber, Siegfried Binge

Spoetzl - along with BridgePort Brewing of Portland OR - is owned by the Gambrinus Company of San Antonio TX.

Updated: April 20, 2020


Beer List

  • Awards:

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    6.70% abv.
    • Date: February 25, 2009 (#7707)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright red-brown. Low head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet. Toasty.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light-medium body, fizzy. Sweet and toasty. Ripe fruit. Hint of bitterness in the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good clean Bock.

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    • Date: September 27, 2010 (#8304)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Brix, Omaha NE
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Big dense head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Sweet, grainy malt. A little metallic.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light and fizzy. Sweet, malty, grainy, with a mild hoppy fruitiness. Very low bitterness. Sweet grainy finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      A fine beer from Shiner.

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    Light American Wheat Beer with Yeast
    6.20% abv.
    • Date: April 23, 2011 (#8518)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Thick head.
      Aroma (3)
      Mildly grainy, DMS.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Light-medium body, fizzy. Sweet and grainy. Finishes clean.
      Overall Impression (2)
      That's about it.

  • Vienna-Style Lager

  • Münchner-Style Helles

  • American-Style Lager
    • Date: October 11, 1997 (#2290)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Albertson's, Flower Mound TX
      Score: 9 points
      Overall Impression (2)
      Pale, moderate carbonation, OK head. Mercaptan odor. Light body, high carbonation, mercaptans, sticky sweet. Tastes just like Shiner Bock - same beer, different color.

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    American-Style Amber Lager

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    Shiner Bohemian Black Lager (formerly Shiner 97)
    German-Style Schwarzbier
    5.60% abv.

  • Shiner Cheer
    Specialty Beer

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    Shiner Dortmunder Spring Ale
    Golden or Blonde Ale

  • Shiner Dunkelweizen / Shiner Winter Ale
    Dark American Wheat Beer without Yeast

  • Shiner Fröst
    Dortmunder/European-Style Export
    5.50% abv.

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    Shiner Hefeweizen
    Specialty Honey Beer

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    Shiner Holiday Cheer
    Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer

  • Shiner Kosmos Reserve
    American-Style Lager

  • Shiner Light
    American-Style "Light" Amber Lager

  • Shiner Oktoberfest (formerly Shiner 96)
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

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    Shiner Ruby Redbird
    Garden (Fruit) Beer

  • Shiner Smokehaus
    Smoke-Flavored Beer

  • Shiner Summer Stock Kölsch Beer
    German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch