Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Newsflash: Shiner Bock at Weber Grill

Hey, kids! Not much would get me to Weber Grill, but they have Shiner Bock on tap! They also have Shiner Bock and Shiner Hefeweizen in bottles. (Possibly the first in Indiana!) Look for it through July 4 as part of their Bourbon and Barbeque fest. If it tests well, they may have it for the rest of the summer. I love Shiner especially in the summer and just in time for my birthday! For many of us, that familiar yellow label is as American (or Texan) as apple pie and July 4 all from our favorite Spoetzl Brewery.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

What is their Bourbon and BBQ fest all about?

braingirl said...

Standard summer chain restaurant food specials promotion. Not an actual event (and not much actual Bourbon involved that I could tell.)

Anonymous said...

Shoot. The bourbon is what I really wanted.

bhorg said...

Nice! This is my beer of choice when I'm in Texas.

bhorg said...

Nice! This is my beer of choice when I'm in Texas.

braingirl said...

Wouldn't that be great! We need a steakhouse to step up and do a bourbon pairing dinner or a tasting!

Mike said...

A recent visit to a local beer distributor has me thinking that shiner is about to have a fairly substantial marketing campaign and product launch statewide. The beer should slot in between macro and craft - think leinenkugel prices. and somewhat similar quality beer - which means the use of adjuncts.

braingirl said...

A statewide rollout is great news!

(They have pretty wide national distribution as it is, so I'm wondering if they haven't already made quality adjustments. They've made significant capacity adjustments in the past few years.)

It will be so great to not have to drive to Cincy to pick up cases for summer drinking. Yea, Shiner!

John said...

Slightly related news: BadaBoomz...er...J Gumbo has $2.50 pints on ALL draft beers, except the ones that come in a goblet.

That's $2.50 for a Brugge Black. About as good as you're going to get.

This lasts all June.

Mike said...

Not to mock - maybe to poke a little fun... but driving to Cincy to buy Shiner Bock is like driving to St. Louis to buy Schnucks brand bacon.

If you're a fan of that style we've got bock beers from Anchor, Spaten, Moretti, Huber, and Berghoff in Indiana.

Anonymous said...

I just love bourbon and it would be nice if places had tastings like so many places do with the wine. My hubby and I got married in Bardstown (bourbon capital) and we would love to sample some different bourbons without having to invest $30+ to buy a bottle.

Putney said...

C'mon, Mike. I'll agree with Anchor, and maybe Huber and Berghoff. Moretti? There's a reason the Italians aren't known for beer. And Spaten is okay, IF you drink it in Germany.

With so many really good beers made in America now, why would anyone want to drink a European beer that is three months old before it ever gets to your bar or liquor store?

European beer was good when there were no alternatives. But that's no longer true. Leave them to the posers and stick to something fresh, authentic and domestic.

Biscuitcleaver said...

Maybe it's just me being a guy, but I love Weber grill. If not only for their burgers and pretzel rolls with cheddar butter.

They can dump the rest of their menu, although I've never muscled up to their $35 steaks. (The Goose's dry aged ribeyes are probably 10x better and a fraction of the price)

Anonymous said...

Why on earth would you eat a steak at Weber Grill when they can't even get basic grilled meats and BBQ right. If you're going to spend $35 for a steak, Ruth's Chris is half a block away.

Mike said...

I'm just saying that a Moretti off the shelf at PartyPak is better than driving to Cincy for Shiner... hell, I don't even like bocks.

And tossing out all European beers just because we brew here isn't the brightest idea, either.... when I find an American brewery that has the magic that Mikkeller or De Struise does, I might reconsider.

braingirl said...

Mike, I clearly don't have your sophisticated beer palate with regards to the European beers. Keeping in mind that Shiner Bock is like comfort food to me and many I grew up with. In the summer, a run to Jungle Jim's is always worth it since they've long been the only place close to buy it. And I always come back with much more than just food. (I know a lot of wine folks who highly recommend Jungle Jim's for wine bargains as well.)

Clearly, beer mileage may vary. I'd take a Shiner over a Moretti any day.

CorrND said...

Just saw Shiner Bock at Kahn's last night.