Spoetzl Brewery is the oldest craft beer brewery in Texas and we attend its 106th birthday by drinking the Shiner 106 Birthday Cheer Chocolate Stout. Shiner distributes to 49 states and is the third biggest craft brewer in the country. The brewery was started by German and Czech immigrants in 1909, but is now owned by the Gambrinus Company.
The Shiner 106 Birthday Cheer is a chocolate stout brewed with chocolate malt and real cocoa, with an ABV of 5% and 20 IBU.
In the education corner, we talk about session beers, its dubious World War I history, and what it means for drinkability.
In news, we talk about the these stories:
- A Massachuseetts beer distributor is being sued for pay-to-play
- Austin brewery Oasis Texas Brewing is being sued by New Belgium over "Slow Ride"
- SAB Miller is buying England's Meantime
- How the Indiegogo invention Fizzics is supposed to give you a great beer head
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