FLY BEER – Shiner at 100 – The Commemorator

| January 29, 2009

Shiner Beer at 100-years

Maybe when you live in a slightly behind town, in a somewhat behind part of the Country, maybe what you do for entertainment is go to the new Kroger on the farthest side of town just to see what it looks like. The aisles[ppw id=”133615910″ description=”Shiner Beer Review” price=”.10″]

are big and the floors are clean and bright. The shopping carts roll perfectly, quiet and stealthy through angled isles and fruit islands.

Then, like manna from heaven, you spy the beer and wine isle. Or should I say, a beer isle, and two wine isles – front to back isles. It reminded me of California where wine and beer are represented on an entirely different scale in your local grocery.

Then, like a beacon – SHINER 100 Commemorator – at eye level and … cold.

I am starting my second 100, and so far I can say it is a good beer, respectful to Shiner’s past (color a little lighter color than legendary Bock) and with a “Fat Tirish” taste. But, what do my aging buds know? Thank you sir, may I have another?



Category: Culture on the Skids, Eating and Drinking, Life Observed

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  1. Cindy says:

    If you’re excited by two wine aisles than you are far depraved of the genius that is HEB Plus. They eat Kroger’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snack.(wine stewards at the ready? check!) no card required, either. However lame they may be in comparison to the almighty “heeb” (as true afficionados call it.) I have to admit that there is quite the buzz around denton about this elusive new store. Me and the roomies want to go, but no one will even tell us where it is. LAME.

  2. shannon says:

    I am guessing the “image people” make those bock vs. ale naming decisions. Thank you brewmaster.

  3. Joel Hays says:

    Ah, the new one (beer that is). It’s been under wraps as to what style it would be but the name gives it away – a doppelbock. In the fine Bavarian tradition, they all end with a “-ator” suffix (the most popular being the Paulaner Salvator).
    I’m confused by the label, it says “Celebration Ale” . . . dobbelbocks (like all bocks) are lagers. Maybe another hiccup by the massive corporate hands pulling the strings at the “little brewery in Shiner?”

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