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Old 05-26-20, 02:52 PM
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Story of Shiner Bock

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Old 05-28-20, 12:26 PM
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i find the label much more interesting than the town ... best way to say it is " i'd rather live there than visit
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I went to school in Houston and every Friday the 'grad-school' on campus bar had 25 cups of Shiner or $1.75 pitchers. Perfect for sitting on the steps in the shade of a live oak.

I later bought a 6 pack when living in AZ and it was pretty bad.
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Picky picky y’all are just be cold and free. Someone on FOO said cold and free beer is the best beer. A few weeks ago or so.
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I definitely wasn't picky in college

You're gonna need a lot of ice to make it palatable.
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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
I definitely wasn't picky in college

You're gonna need a lot of ice to make it palatable.
Fresh beer tastes better too. Yuengling beer in eastern PA and Pittsburgh tastes malty and slightly sweet. Here in Ohio it's just a little off.
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Oh I still get it relatively fresh every time I visit TX. It is not bad, just not as great as I recalled. A drinkable beer but a below average bock.
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I went to school in Houston and every Friday the 'grad-school' on campus bar had 25 cups of Shiner or $1.75 pitchers. Perfect for sitting on the steps in the shade of a live oak.

I later bought a 6 pack when living in AZ and it was pretty bad.
Seems like every town had a place like that.

When I went to tech school on the north side of Waco, Texas we'd go down to nearby Bellmead to a place called the House of Draft. 25 cent schooners of draft beer was all I remember them having, except for the free popcorn from the self serve popcorn machine. They also had a 10'x10' "dance floor" with a juke box next to it. I can't remember seeing anyone dance there.

I can't remember the beer, but it was cold and $1.00 worth of beer (plus a $1.00 tip) made me feel allright. This was circa 1985-1987.
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Interesting story...maybe to some. The only visit I've made to Shiner was when I rode the Shiner Ride in 2014, from Austin to Shiner. I connected on BF with a guy named Chuck, who wanted to put a group together to do this annual century ride to celebrate his 75th birthday. I got two of my riding buddies to sign up and two others from BF joined also. Chuck and his family even had an event jersey's made with the company he founded, Alarm Masters. I still wear the jersey on rides because it's mostly white and a good summer weight.

We met up the night before the ride at a local Italian restaurant to carb-load and then at the start the next morning. The six of us set off together but there were no expectations of riding as a group. My friends and I rode off and finished the ride 6 hours later. It got pretty hot and there was a strong headwind for the last 30 miles. We arrived, connected with Chuck's family on the Shiner Brewery property, got our free food and beer and then sat with the family awaiting Chuck's arrival. Chuck was having a tough time of it, having to stop every few miles to rest...but he wouldn't give up. Finally, about 2 hours after our arrival, Chuck crossed the line with a grin on his face and even had the presence of mind to reach out and grab the finisher's medal that was being offered as he finished.

I got an e-mail from Chuck's son two years ago telling me that while preparing to ride a century for his 80th birthday, Chuck was hit and killed by a car while out on a training ride. From what I could gather, Chuck went to make a u-turn on a 2-lane highway, not realizing a car was approaching from behind.

That was one of my more memorable cycling events. After the ride, I received a framed certificate commemorating the event. It's hanging on the wall of my home office.


Chuck's son, who now runs the business, hands him an iced towel.
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For Chuck! And his dad those boys are in excellent shape!



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Hondo,
I had my first shiner in Austin while in a Harvey Penick academy for golf at Golf Smith International on the north side of Austin. It seems to be available a lot of places and even at my local liquor store, which I am currently unable to have access to. And after Covid, I likely won't be able to fly to Austin in the foreseeable future. I haven't seen my older sister and her children in in over ten years and this the spring I was to be hanging out on Onion Creek golf course,and drinking some Shiner. Abber Schadde! Smiles, MH
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