SHINER MARKS ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A BOLD NEW TASTE
In 1909, German and Czech immigrants decided to start the Homebrewing Association in Shiner, Texas so they could make the kind of beers they’d left behind in their homelands.
With the arrival of Bavarian-born and classically trained brewmaster Kosmos Spoetzl in 1915, the brewery was on the way to becoming one of the country’s most respected craft brewers.
To mark this important milestone not just for the brewery but for American beer making, we have literally bottled our history and heritage in a new brew to celebrate the centennial of Shiner Beers and the Spoetzl Brewery.
Shiner 100 Commemorator is a rich and robust brew that is a fitting tribute to our legacy of 100 years of handcrafting stylish and flavorful beers. Commemorator is a bold style that would have been very familiar to Kosmos.
One of the highlights of the Bavarian brewing year is the rollout of strong beer or starkbier, developed by monks as “liquid bread” to sustain them through the Lenten season. Commemorator is brewed in that Old-World tradition and embodies the German-Czech heritage Shiner has proudly stood for since 1909.
This 17 % original extract dark lager is a blend of two row Munich and Caramel 60 malt mildly spiced with Bavarian Hallertau Tradition and Spalter Select hops to allow the toasted caramel flavor to predominate.
Shiner 100 Commemorator will be available in select markets on January 1. Like all Shiner beers, every drop of Commemorator is made by only 56 employees of the Spoetzl Brewery make, very near the site where it all started a century ago.
Alcohol by Vol.: 6.8 % Original Gravity: 17.0 % Bitterness: 17 IBU Color: 30 SRM
Real Degree of Fermentation: 60.7 %
The Spoetzl Brewery is in Shiner, Texas, population 2,070. In addition to Shiner 100 Commemorator, the brewery produces Shiner Bock, Shiner Blonde, Shiner Bohemian Black Lager, Shiner Light and Shiner Hefeweizen year round, as well as Holiday Cheer winter seasonal. Look for a new summer seasonal in May, 2009.
Learn more at www.shiner.com.