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Spoetzl Brewery Tour in Shiner, Texas

In 1909 the residents of Shiner, Texas, didn’t strike gold. They struck water. And shortly thereafter, they learned that they could turn that water into some pretty tasty beer. Today, we still brew every drop of Shiner with the same pure artesian well water that’s wet our town’s whistle for more than a hundred years. They say some things never change, to which we say “Prosit!”

Shiner Beer

Brewery Tours

(closed weekends)

If you like reading about our beer,
try drinking one. It’s waaaay better.
Tours and refreshments are on us
— just bring your I.D.

Frequently Asked Questions
Winter Hours
(September – May)

Monday – Friday
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.


Summer Hours
(June – August)

Monday – Friday
10 a.m.
11 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m.

Closed for the holidays
on these dates:

January 1st
January 2nd
April 14th – April 16th
May 27th – May 29th
Sep 2nd – Sep 4th
Nov 23rd – Nov 26th
Dec 24th – Dec 26th

Gift Shop

Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

More facts from Wikipedia
  • Spoetzl Brewery is a craft brewery located in Shiner, Texas, U.S. The brewery is the oldest independent brewery in Texas. It produces a diverse line of Shiner Beers, including their flagship Shiner Bock, a dark lager that is now distributed in 49 states. The brewery is owned by the Gambrinus Company, a family-owned company based in San Antonio.
  • It was originally named “The Shiner Brewing Association,” (SBA) and was founded by German and Czech immigrants who had settled around the central Texas town of Shiner. Unable to find the type of beer they had known in their home countries, they decided to brew their own. It is the oldest independent brewery in Texas and one of the oldest independent breweries in the U.S.

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