This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Shiner White Wing.
Every few years, Shiner debuts a new beer and associates it with a number. Some of the more recent numbered brews include: Shiner 100 (one of my favorites) which was also called Commemorator (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2009/05/sunday-night-suds-shiner-commemorator.html); Shiner 102 which was also called Double Wheat (reviewed here kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2011/05/sunday-night-suds-shiner-102-double.html) and Shiner 103 which was also called Wild Hare (reviewed here http://kosherbeers.blogspot.com/2013/08/sunday-night-suds-shiner-wild-hare-ipa.html).
This year's Shiner numbered brew is the 104 also known as White Wing. I have been told that this beer was not intended to be distributed in 6 and 12 packs, but that due to its extreme popularity the marketing pros widened its distrbution (I even saw an ad for it on Hulu while watching 80s TV with my kids).
The Shiner White Wing is a Belgian White, brewed with coriander and orange peel. It has some similarity to Blue Moon, but the citrus is somewhat more subtle and subdued.
Mrs KB and I sampled this brew with our pre-Memorial Day BBQ dinner and we both enjoyed its crispness and the way that it went well with char grilled steak (what a treat!).
Shiner White Wing 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 White Wing, please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/143/105298.
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