A Glass of Friday – Shiner Black Lager by Spoetzl Brewery

Word is that the Spoetzl Brewery, maker of the Shiner line of beers, took some medals at this little beer fest we call the Great American Beer Festival.  Wish I could've been there.  That implies that I wasn't there.  That implication is utterly veracious. Upon reading that my favorite Texas brewery (for now, since I…

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The Session #70 – The Hyping of the Beer

To publicize or promote, especially by extravagant, inflated, or misleading claims. That’s what I found to describe “hype”.  This month's beer blogging topic is all about the hyping of beer.   Here are some examples that I thought of regarding beer hype. Budweiser - “king of beers”. Utter marketing hype. No one believes this. Not even…

Goin’ Home Again – Lone Star Brewing

It was time for the Texas boy to have some Texas beer again.  This Friday it's Lone Star Beer from Lone Star Brewing in Fort Worth, Texas.  Could there be a cooler nickname for a state and a beer and a brewery?  No. I loved this packaging.  "Texas Born & Brewed."  I went in to…