Featured Brewery: Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, TX

When Kosmos Spoetzl came to Texas from his native Bavaria, he already had a passion for brewing. He opened the brewery in Shiner, Texas in 1909 and put this tiny little town on the map. With a population of 2,069, the citizens of Shiner and the Spoetzl brewery send more than 6 million cases of beer around the United States each year.

Featured Beer:

Shiner Rosé: The newest Brewer’s Pride is the Rosé Pale Ale. It’s inspired by the marriage of two Texas homegrown legends – Shiner beer and Kiepersol wine. This beer is masterfully created with Shiner ale that is fermented with grape must and aged in Tyler’s own Kiepersol red wine barrels. An innovative and delicious way to infuse the spirit of rosé into a beer.

It has an earthy fruitiness accentuated with a subtle dryness. The aging in the wine barrels gives it a complex and refreshing final flavor. The flavor has hints of stone fruit, sticky pine, earthy black tea notes and a dry, oaky finish.

6.5% ABV, 28 IBU​

Food Pairings:

Pairs well with many foods. Smoked chicken, grilled fruit, light pasta dishes and mild cheeses.


Sweet & Spicy Avocado Salsa

3 avocados, 1/2 inch dice
2 Roma tomatoes, seeded, 1/2 inch dice
1 mango, 1/2 inch dice
1 jalapeño, seeds and ribs removed, minced
1 lemon, juiced
1 lime, juiced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Place all ingredients in a bowl and gently stir to combine. Refrigerate for at least one hour to allow flavors to combine. Serve with chips or spoon over grilled fish. This is also a good salsa for shrimp or fish tacos.

Published 5/6/19

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