(Boston, MA) – For much of the Spoetzl Brewery’s 105-year history, you couldn’t get one of their Shiner Beers if you lived more than 100 miles from the town of Shiner, Texas, where German and Czech immigrants first opened the brewery in 1909.
Even as the brewery’s iconic Shiner Bock gained popularity, availability remained limited, mostly in Texas and a few surrounding states.
But in its second century of brewing, Shiner has been making a steady march across the country. That march reaches Massachusetts this month. Expatriate Texans, craft beer fans and Bay Staters who discovered Shiner in other states no longer have to travel to find it.
Boston was the largest city in the U.S. where Shiner Beers weren’t available. That changes soon. But you’ll also be able to find our beers all across the state, from Pittsfield to Provincetown.
In addition to the flagship Bock, craft beer lovers can also try Shiner White Wing, a Belgian-style white ale brewed with orange and coriander, our seasonal beer (currently Ruby Red Bird, made with Texas Ruby Red grapefruit and ginger) plus our Family Reunion, a sampling of several different Shiner styles including Bohemian Black Lager, Wild Hare Pale Ale, Shiner Premium (our original recipe) and two limited editions – Kosmos Reserve and our current Brewer’s Pride selection, Shiner Kölsch.
Distributors in Massachusetts will be Atlas Distributing, Inc., Burke Distributing Corporation, Girardi Distributors LLC, L. Knife & Son, Inc., Merrimack Valley Distributing Company, Inc., Quality Beverage Limited Partnership, and Williams Distributing Company, Inc.