About Texas Beer
English immigrants introduced Texans to ales in the early 1800’s; however, as the German’s migrated to the state, they introduced lagering. Texas’ first commercial brewery, William A. Menger’s Western Brewery in San Antonio, was established in 1855. Menger died in 1871 and the brewery would later close in 1878. The first mechanized brewery in Texas was built in 1884 by Adolphus Busch- the Lonestar Brewery. Lonestar was very popular and they transported their beer throughout Texas, Mexico and as far west as California. Unfortunately prohibition hit in 1920 and Lonestar was forced to close their doors. The brewery would not reopen; however, the name would be used by another San Antonio brewery in 1940. Before prohibition Texas had 37-breweries, but in 1983 it only had 6 (Anheuser-Busch, Miller, Schlitz, Lone Star, Pearl and Spoetzl.) In the 1990’s, Texas saw a boom towards local breweries and craft beers. As of 2020 Texas had 83 breweries brewing beer for Texans!
Shiner Oktoberfest Country- USA State- Texas Brand- Spoetzl Type- Oktoberfest Calories- 170 Average Beer Rating- 3 Description: Shiner Oktoberfest has a copper-amber color with aromas of sweet malt and hints of burnt sugar and earthy […]