Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shiner Wins Awards

So if you have read any of the reviews posted on this site you may have gathered that I am not a big fan of Shiner beers.  But that is only because I believe them to be ... well ... inferior.  But for some reason a great many people who give awards for beer crafting keep awarding Shiner with accolades and medals.  I'm stumped.  Here are the latest gaggle of prizes from Down Under.

Shiner Beers Bring Home Three Medals From Australian International Beer Awards
SHINER, TEXAS (May 30, 2013) – The Spoetzl Brewery, brewers of the legendary Shiner family of beers, continued a run of international medal winning with three medals at this month’s Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA).
Three of Shiner’s beers were awarded bronze medals: Shiner Holiday Cheer in the Herb & Spiced category, Shiner Bohemian Black Lager in the German-style Schwarzbier group and Shiner Light Blonde in the Low Carbohydrate Lager division.
AIBA is one the largest and most prestigious international beer competitions, known for its rigorous judging. Forty-seven multi-national judges evaluated a record 1,490 beers from 277 breweries in 35 countries.
Shiner is a repeat winner at AIBA, winning multiple medals in both 2011 and 2012. The latest recognition from Australia adds to an impressive year for Shiner beers, which have also been recognized in the last 12 months at other prestigious international competitions, including the World Beer Cup, the European Beer Star Awards and the Great American Beer Festival.
“It wasn’t so long ago that Shiner wasn’t that well known outside of our home state of Texas,” said Spoetzl brewmaster Jimmy Mauric. “So to now have our beers recognized around the world is such a great honor.”
Founded in Shiner, Texas (population 2,069), the Spoetzl Brewery is one of America’s oldest independent breweries. While Spoetzl has grown to be the country’s fourth largest craft brewery, every drop of Shiner’s award-winning beer is still handcrafted and bottled right at the spot where it all started in 1909. 

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