Saints Cyril Church
The 11th Annual Bocktoberfest 2004 will be on Saturday, October 16th, at the historic Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. Gates will open at 12:00 NOON, music begins at 12:30pm and runs throughout the day ... and the Fireworks Finale will be spectacular!
The Spoetzl Brewery is Texas' oldest independent brewery. The original tin brewery was founded in the centre of an Austrian, German, and Czech farming community near the railroad tracks in 1909. Kosmas Spoetzl, a German immigrant brewmaster, learned of the Shiner operation...
Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, Texas
If you are going to drink the best beer in the world (Shiner Bock), then you must pay homage to the brewery itself, the Spoetzel Brewery in Shiner, Texas. It is located in a tiny town between San Antonio and Houston. There are some B&Bs, and a small hotel that is just about...
The Gaslight Theatre
Shiner's first Opera House lives again. Originally the setting for plays, balls, political debates, church socials, town meetings and "social hops", the opera House claimed a center of Shiner's social life from 1895 until 1927. Inactive for many years, The Gaslight Theatre...
Edwin Wolters Museum
This is an outstanding legacy of Shiner's history. It graciously displays an antique gun collection, old-time country store, dinosaur bones, embroidery and hand stitchery collection, a delightful doll display, musical instruments, an implement shed, and many other...
Kasper Wire Works
The Kasper Wire Works which is across the street from the brewery, also has tours, but by appointment. They celebrated their Centennial in 1998. The introduction of barbed wire in 1874 put a serious crimp in smooth wire sales. It was either attach all those barbs or find...
The Spoetzl Brewery
This is perhaps the main draw for those who visit Shiner. As you may have gathered by their recent ad campaign, Shiner Beer is "Brewed with an attitude". You can tour the brewery (Monday thru Friday 11a.m. & 1:30p.m.) and find out for yourself what kind of attitude. Just...
after your tour at the brewery, it's a good idea to hit Howard's store for a brewsky on tap. you can get any of the shiner beers available. a pint for something like a buck and a quarter. it's basically a gas station, but for the small town of shiner, is also a movie rental...
The Spoetzel Brewery
where Shiner Bock is made, along with Shiner Blond, Heffewisen, Shiner Light, and the winter and summer stocks. you can take a tour - given daily around 1:30 every afternoon.before and after the short tour you can sample some of the beer. i prefer the heffenwisen - non...
Approximately 5,600 cases a day are produced which does not include kegs. They bottle only one brand a day (Bock, Blonde, Honey Wheat, Hefeweizen, Winter Ale or Summer Stock) which is based on distributor demand.(photo courtesy of Spoetzl Brewery)
a yearly event that combines great beer, great food and great music (this year -2003- to feature Nickelback) come rain or shine, the act will go on.expect long lines at the port-o-potties, but it's just a way to meet someone new, run into an old friend, or just stand...
That's a lot of Barrels
There are almost 25,000 barrels produced annually and almost all of these are marketed in the surrounding area. Don't forget to visit the gift shop, museum which features memorabilia from the brewery and the town of Shiner. Open daily, except Sunday.
Unfortunately you were not allowed to take photos inside. This brewhouse apparently was the last built of this caliber in the last 20 years. The beautiful shiny copper cookers are kept in immaculate condition and you are not permitted to touch them. There are something like...
The main ingredients in beer are water, malt (barley), hops and yeast. The water in the Spoetzl beer comes from a pure Artesian spring that runs deep beneath the ground. An important ingredient in beer is hops. Hops is a natural preservative and gives beer individuality,...
Welhausen Municipal Park
Welhousen Park is located downtown and occupies a city block. There is a playground, water fountain and gazebo as well as a historic cannon.
Werner's Restaurant: ALL types of food here
From Seafood/Steak to an all you can eat Buffet, one can't go wrong with Werner's.Plus, if you're not from a small town that likes to hunt - you'll get a kick out of all the stuffed prizes this place has.
When I was younger I use to always get the Chicken Fried Chicken, but...
Werner's: THE place in town.
it's basically the "fanciest" restaurant in this town of 2000. has the local country atmosphere - animal heads mounted on the walls, and they know how to make a great chicken fried steak with homemade gravy. you can't go there without knowing someone (unless you've never...
Home Plate: downtown shiner - drink, dance, pool, food, etc.
an Appropriate theme:
eat and drink
people watch :)
live local bands play quite often. small dance floor but everyone has a good time. a pretty good burger :) and lots to drink.
has baseball theme - due to owner's interest in baseball and to the fact that his son in a minor or major league player...think major league now.
Dress Code: anything. it's a small town - if you dress up TOO much they might look at you funny like :)
Written Sep 3, 2003
Address: 113 E Seventh, Shiner 77984
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By Road : from San Antonio take IH-19 east and follow the signs to Houston. When you approach Gonzales, exit right onto highway 183 for about 17 miles into Gonzales then turn left on 90-A east until you reach Shiner.
Updated Oct 4, 2002
Be prepared to move over, way way over, when a policeman signals you. It may be the day for house-moving.
Updated Oct 4, 2002
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