Shiner, Texas: More Than Beer

Most people know Shiner, Texas for its beer. Shiner is the home of the Spoetzl Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Texas, known for producing Shiner Bock, a dark German/Czech-style beer that is now distributed in 41 states. However there are other little known — but interesting — facts about this city in Lavaca County, named Read More

Texas Czech Polka Anthem: “The Shiner Song”

Anthem for Shiner, Texas “The Shiner Song” is a polka that has made the Shiner, Texas community legendary…even more than the beer (or the sausage). Shiner High School Comanches are one of the few – if not the only – high schools with a polka as their fight song. The rhythm of the song is used as Read More

FDA Determines Trans Fat Unhealthy

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), “Trans fat is a specific type of fat that is formed when liquid oils are turned into solid fats, such as shortening or stick margarine. During this process — called hydrogenation — hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to increase the shelf life and flavor stability Read More

Official Shiner Smokehouse Smoker

Smoking is the process of flavoring, cooking, or preserving food by exposing it to the smoke from burning or smoldering wood, as opposed to cooking it directly over the flame. Meats and fish are the most typically smoked foods. The offset style smoker is the most common, with the cooking chamber usually cylindrical in shape, Read More

National Hot Dog Day

There’s a holiday for everything…even for hot dogs! Naturally, festivities to celebrate this special day include eating hot dogs, but there are also other activities such as wiener dog races, root beer chugging contests, and face painting. The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council in the United States has designated July as National Hot Dog Month and Read More