Shiner beer is synonymous with Texas. And, Texas is big, damn big. So, it’s only natural that the 108-year-old Spoetzl Brewery is expanding their Shiner range. Meet Shiner Wicked Juicy IPA and Shiner Day Quencher Session Ale.
“Both beer styles are very much on trend and experiencing record category growth,” said Gregor Mina, Director of Marketing for Spoetzl Brewery, in a statement. “It’s exciting to expand our portfolio with new variants to showcase the true craftsmanship of Shiner while complementing our core beers that have been fan-favorites for decades.”
The dry hopped and unfiltered IPA is described as “bright and juicy with a kick of citrus, incorporating tropical hops in all phases of brewing to result in an IPA with tremendous flavor yet minimal bitterness.” The brew is 5.7% ABV and boasts 60 IBUs.
The Session Ale is also dry hopped. The official tasting notes freshly tout “cut citrus, yellow flowers and soft pine.” This ale is designed for easy drinking and only clocks in at 4.6% ABV and 18 IBUs.
Both beers are available in 12 ounce cans, 19.2oz. cans, and on draft. Yes, that’s right cans—not Shiner’s traditional bottles.
Shiner’s attempts to broaden their market are also evident in the packaging of the new beers. Eschewing the line’s traditional, conservative labels, Wicked Juicy and Day Quencher are both adorned with colorful, bold, hophead chic patterns.
Keep your eyes open everywhere that Shiner is normally sold.