Shiner 96 to come out of retirement


(Shiner, TX) – Spoetzl Brewery has decided to bring back an old recipe after five years.

In 2005, Spoetzl Brewery celebrated its 96th anniversary with a special edition one-off beer, the first of six anniversary beers as the brewery counted down to its 100th (and then 101st) year in business. At the time, Brewmaster, Jimmy Mauric, said as part of the campaign, “It took 96 years for this beer to happen. Shiner 96 honors our nearly century-long brewing heritage and our ancestors that founded this little brewery. It serves as a ‘thank you’ to our loyal Shiner patrons. We are proud of our town, the brewery, and this special commemorative beer.”

Now in 2010, the brewery is set to re-introduce this beer as fall seasonal. According to a Spoetzl rep, the new Shiner Oktoberfest is brewed using the Shiner 96 recipe. Availability should start in either late August or early September. You can probably expect same packages and distribution as other recently introduced seasonals.

Beer Stats:
Alcohol by Vol.: 5.7 %
Original Gravity: 13.0 %
Real Degree of Fermentation: 68.0 %
Bitterness: 18 IBU
Color: 12 SRM
Munich and caramel malts, German-grown Tradition Hallertau and Hersbrucker hops.

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5 thoughts on “Shiner 96 to come out of retirement

  1. Found this beer at a large retailer in Houston on July 31 – about a month earlier than expected. So be on the lookout.

  2. Taste like regular Bock – Com on Shiner, 2 fails in a row (Smokehaus taste like liqued smoke in a Lonesar), bring back special light.

  3. wish they’d bring back my all time favorite beer. Shiner 98 Bavarian Amber and start putting that on the shelves.

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