This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Shiner Premium Beer.
Shiner is one of those brands which has developed a cult like following whereby fans of the brewer will go to great lengths to find their favorite brews. What started with the legend of Shiner Bock (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/05/sunday-night-suds-shiner-bock.html) quickly grew and evolved as Shiner began to produce limited edition beers such as the Commemorator (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/05/sunday-night-suds-shiner-commemorator.html) and Ruby Redbird (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-night-suds-shiner-ruby-redbird.html ).
One of the original Shiner brews which I had trouble locating until recently is the Shiner Premium Beer. Unlike other brewers, the Shiner Premium does not come in small batches or at a cost premium. Instead, the Shiner Premium is sold (at least in the NY area) as part of the Family Reunion mix pack of six or twelve packs.
The Shiner Premium is an American Pale Lager and pours a golden corn like color. As it is a lager, it is not strong on hops, but it also lacks the adjunct flavor of many American macrolagers. The beer is somewhat light on alcohol content (4.40% abv) and would not clash with pizza or other savory light dishes.
Shiner Premium Beer is under the Kosher Supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit although there is no symbol on the the bottle. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about the Shiner Premium Lager, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/143/91804.
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