Monday, November 30, 2015

MarketBasket: Texas brews land at last


With thousands of exotic brews to choose from already here, it's curious Philadelphia was one of the last markets in America to get the Shiner beers from Spoetzl Brewery in Texas, a southwest regional legend in business since 1909.

Well, they've finally made it to our fridges. And while none I tasted quite blew me away (though I enjoyed the well-known, easy-drinking Bock), I found Shiner's Bohemian Black lager to be most notable, at once dark but not heavy, with distinct notes of fig and coffee.

- Craig LaBan
Shiner, $3.25 a bottle at Bottle Bar East (1308 Frankford Ave.) and numerous other stores.

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter