Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Irish Goes For A Taste Of Texas....

   I am part way through reading OLDNFO's book "The Grey Man Vignettes" .
 ( I'm enjoying it so far).

  One of the characters mentions SHINER BOCK with the added info of  "It's a Texas beer, and about the only damn thing you'll see around here". I figured it was a real beer brewed in Texas but being in the Northeast I doubted I would ever see it unless I traveled south someday.  So tonight as I'm walking into the "PACKIE" I see a sign that reads "We NOW have Shiner Bock".  Needless to say I whisked myself right to the cooler and grabbed a 6 pack.   It's got a nice taste, lighter in color and flavor than I expected but definitely one I would get again. 

Thanks OldNFO!







7 comments:

  1. You are welcome sir, and I told you you'd like it! :-) Thanks for the link too!

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  2. Why did I scroll down to your previous post? Why??

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  3. Lone Star Beer, since 1845.
    The National Beer of Texas

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  4. Some of us kinkier beer drinking Texans also used to drink what is known in smaller circles as a Star Bock. There's a bar called the Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe in Galveston that used to serve this signature house brew on the regular and we would always stop in and have a few. Thanks to the fucking bastards at Starbucks, a Fed judge told Wrecks the owner of the cafe, that he couldn't sell it anymore as it made Starbuck's asshole sore because they claimed it was a threat to their brand. Big lawsuit, Big money won out... I'll tell you, Shiner in a can tastes completely different than Shiner in a bottle. The canned Shiner tastes a bit sweeter for some reason. I'd say it's probably the aluminum / glass difference factor.

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  5. Shiner is slowly making it's way up north. I was walking by a BBQ joint in Boston today and there were two bottles of Shiner on one of the outdoor tables. It's good stuff and I make a point to drink some every time I'm in Texas. Shiner reminds me of Sam Adams, but they don't have quite the variety.

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