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Shiner Oktoberfest 6pk-12oz Btls

Texas- Marzen / Oktoberfest- GABF Gold Medal 2012. Pours a copper-amber color. Aromas of sweet malt with hints of burnt sugar and earthy hops in the background. Sweet roasted malt flavors with hints of hop bitterness for balance. Finishes clean.

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Shiner Oktoberfest 6pk-12oz Btls

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OVERVIEW

Derived from the Vienna style, Märzen and Oktoberfest beers can offer similar flavors and feel. Known as Märzenbier, German for “March beer,” this German lager was developed in the 1840s, before refrigeration. It was traditionally brewed in the spring and stored in cool cellars for consumption over the warmer summer months. Remaining supplies of Märzenbier were then consumed during Oktoberfest celebrations. The color ranges from clear, deep gold to orange-red, with a foamy, off-white head. Vienna and/or Munich malts contribute to the darker hue and characteristic toasty malt sweetness of Oktoberfest beers, and background Noble hop bitterness keeps them from being cloying. With malt character potentially rich and complex, the best Oktoberfest beer exhibits a clean, smooth lager character. While some are available year-round, most beers of this style are only available seasonally to ring in the fall months.

Midway between San Antonio and Houston, the Spoetzl Brewery of Shiner, Texas, began brewing beer in 1909 as the Shiner Brewing Association. The brewery started with its first offering, Shiner Premium, and then followed in the German tradition when it first released Shiner Bock as a seasonal beer in 1913.


In 1914, the brewery recruited German immigrant Kosmos Spoetzl as its first brewmaster to bring his Old World recipes and experience to the brewery. After a one-year lease with an option to buy, Spoetzl did just that in 1915.


When Prohibition began in 1920, the brewery made ice and birch beer, sometimes known as “near beer,” and was rumored to continue to produce Shiner Premium for local farmers. By the end of Prohibition, Shiner was one of only five Texas breweries to survive the dry spell.


Upon Kosmos Spoetzl’s death in 1950, the tradition lived on as his daughter took the reins and renamed the facility the K. Spoetzl Brewery.


Changing with the times and adapting to trends and practices, Spoetzl added cans as an option for Shiner beers in 1970, and by 1973 Shiner Bock became a year-round brew.


Brewed with inspiration from Bock and Euro Dark Lager styles, Shiner Bock is decidedly American and amber in color, brewed using a process that creates an inviting, smooth taste without the excessive bitterness that characterizes many micro, specialty and imported beers.


In addition to Shiner Bock, Spoetzl beers include Shiner Light Blonde (American All-Malt Lager), Bohemian Black Lager (Schwarzbier), Hefeweizen and a variety of seasonal and special-release beers.


Source: Spoetzl Brewery