WILK Friday BeerBuzz - 21 Sep 2012 - Shiner Wild Hare w/Jimmy Mauric

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There’s a special little town just outside of Houston TX where very special beer has been brewed for over 100 years.  Dating back to 1909 when

the Shiner Brewing Association started brewing Bavarian-style beers for the families of fellow immigrants, the brewing traditions run deep in Shiner, TX.  In 1914 Kosmos Spoetzl was appointed brewmaster and the Spoetzl Brewery was born…and while many people may not be familiar with the name “Spoetzl,” beer lovers worldwide are very familiar with Shiner Beer.

Throughout the south, Shiner is known for their best selling Bock, and also for their classic Bavarian lagers, and whether it is a Dark Lager or a light Helles, Shiner has made a name brewing classic-styled lagers.  Of course on the Friday BeerBuzz we love featuring the best breweries & brewmasters, but we also like mixing things up a bit.  In that name I chose a unique Shiner beer that is NOT a lager, and is in fact their very first Pale Ale.
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Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale is a classic American Pale Ale and a really easy-drinking beer.  At 5.5% ABV and 32 IBU, Wild Hare carries the malt-heart of a Pale Ale with the hoppy nose and taste of a hop-forward Pale Ale.  The malt bill includes Munich & caramel malts, and they are balanced with Bravo and US Goldings hops for a clean, crisp fresh hop balanced flavor.  This is a perfect beer to celebrate the breweries 103rd anniversary and it’s a beer you should try for yourself.

We were also lucky enough to be joined by Spoetzl Brewmaster Jimmy Mauric to help us sample Wild Hare.  Jimmy has been working at Spoetzl Brewery since 1978 and after attending Seibel Institute, he took the Brewmaster helm in 2005.  It was fun hearing about the history of Spoetzl Brewery from someone who has been a part of the brewery for so long…and even more fun hearing what the future holds for Spoetzl Brewery.  Having personally tried almost every beer coming out of the little town of Shiner, I can tell you that Jimmy knows his stuff and all of the Shiner beers are first class…especially Wild Hare.  Stay tuned as Shiner beers work their way closer and closer to NEPA and be sure to try Wild Hare (and the others) when they do.

Thank you to Jimmy Mauric from Spoetzl Brewery

, Joe, LA & Bosco for yet another fun Friday.

The Friday BeerBuzz…bringing good beers and good people together.

As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday BeerBuzz page by clicking HERE

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29 comments (click to read or post):

  1. Shine is in fact a favorite of mine from my days living in Houston. I was waxing nostalgically listening to Jimmy talk about my absolute favorite Shiner Bock. Please send them up our way Jimmy!

    Cheers
    Rob

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  2. I have a Shiner T-Shirt that is worn to the threads but I love the beers too much. I am really anxious to try the Wild Hare too. Cheers to Jimmy.

    Marcus (Moosic)

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  3. Nice show guys!

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  4. You always have the best beers and guests on the show. Nice show with Shiner today.

    Ned

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  5. I was able to trade for Shiner 100 and Shiner 101. They were outstanding beers and I cannot wait to try their take on a Pale Ale. Wild Hare sounds awesome. Cheers Jimmy. Welcome to NEPA.

    Jerry K

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  6. A big thank you to Jimmy Mauric from Shiner for waking up early to join us on the show today. I really enjoyed Wild Hare and I look forward to Shiner beer finding their way into PA.

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  7. Patience buzzer.....the video is coming soon and I am moderating comments as fast as I can.

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  8. I regularly travel to TX and I always bring back Shiner to NEPA. Their beers are such classics that I can't do without them :)

    Thanks for the great beer Jimmy
    Jared J (Hazleton, PA)

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  9. My sister lives outside Houston and every year for Xmas she ships me a case of Shiner Bock cans...shhhh

    We love Shiner in PA Jimmy!

    Eric

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  10. I thought I was the only one regularly trading for Shiner in PA. Nice show guys. You FINALLY featured my favorite brewery and what a great bonus to hear from Jimmy Mauric. Shiner and the Friday Beer buzz Rule! You made my day and I'll pop a Shiner Bock in your honor tonight (Yes I have a fresh case!)

    Chris R

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  11. I wish I could find more Shiner up here. maybe someday soon as Jimmy said. I do visit Dallas every other year and I love their wheat beer.

    Jen

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  12. Nice show guys. I have to fly through Houston and I do have a 2-hour layover. Guess what I'll get to try! Any recommendations where I can find Shiner in the Houston airport.

    Amy

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  13. Nice show buzzers. I love Shiner.

    CT

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  14. Shine is one of my favorite lagers. I went down to SXSW and that's all we drank. Nice to her them in NEPA.

    Marty

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  15. I miss Webster but the guys show today was funny. I liked Jimmy too. Shiner beer sounds great.

    Eric

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  16. I want your jobs please. I like Shiner too.

    Ryan

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  17. Shine should be in our area. I can't believe they aren't yet but hearing them on the best beer show today has to be a good sign. I want Shiner Bock!

    Jason

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  18. Shiner sounds good and I'm also anxious to try the Leinenkugels tonight. I never knew what a Shandy was. Thanks Bill.

    Chris

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  19. I want to get on the bus trip! Count me in.

    Mary

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  20. Mary...be SURE to join our text club (text "beer" to 99404) our text club members get first shot at the bus trip tickets and typically it sells out quickly with just the text club.

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  21. Another great WILK show. I miss Nancy & Webster but the beer buzz is my favorite half hour of the week. Cheers to Jimmy!

    Jen

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  22. I thought Shiner only did lagers. You guys opened my eyes today. I did not realize they were doing an Ale now, and I used to live in Houston!

    Cheers Jimmy!

    John formerly from Houston!

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  23. I really do like Shiner. I've listened to every show you guys do and today is my first comment. I love Shiner beer and I was really excited to hear you featured them today. I used to live about 25 miles from the town of Shiner and now I live in Scranton. I miss Shiner (the town and the beer) so I was really excited to hear my hometown brewer on the airwaves in PA. My best to Jimmy and all the folks in Shiner. I miss you.

    Jenna

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  24. Thanks everyone. I'm amazed at how many people have a history with Shiner. I guess after 103 years of brewing it shouldn't be a surprise to see how many people Shiner beer has touched. Congratulations to everyone @ Shiner!

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  25. I had Wild Hare a month or so ago on a visit to Texas. This is a really nice beer and it was one of my favorites down there. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that you guys featured it today. Nice Job WILK!

    Larry

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  26. A really good show and guest today. I'd love to try this beer.

    Carl in Scranton

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  27. Shiner rules. I cannot wait for them to hit PA.

    JJ

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  28. Me too. send some north Jimmy!

    Hal

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