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Spoetzl Brewery

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Address: 603 East Brewery Street, Shiner, TX 77984
Phone Number: +1 361-594-3383
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The oldest independent brewery in Texas still makes Shiner beer.

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A++++! We had such a great time at the brewery. We went to the 11am tour but got there at about 1045am. We were greeted with four free beer samples! The tour was about 45... read more

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A++++! We had such a great time at the brewery. We went to the 11am tour but got there at about 1045am. We were greeted with four free beer samples! The tour was about 45 minutes. The tour guide was great and answered any questions. We saw every part of the brewery. They were producing Shiner in cans that day...and... More 

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Monroe
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We missed the tour our first trip through. But we enjoyed free samples of beer at the gift shop. Stopped today, made the tour visited to give shop and free samples of beer again. Had a great time. Worth the stop!

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Houston, Texas
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I took a group of Senior Citizens to the brewery. They really enjoyed the short tour. It's about 45 minutes and very informative. They really enjoyed the history and tastings of the different beers.

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Thank MESantos
Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

A good day trip for those who like Texas "premium" beer and want to learn more about how it's made. Offered token during tour which allow you to try beers afterwards.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Complimentary beers were appreciated and it was fun trying out the different Shiners. Gift shop well appointed and not tacky. Would recommend......and the beer too!

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Thank WeegieQuine
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of the better brewery tours I've been on. The tour and tastings are free. The gift shop well stocked, and everything is at least 25% cheaper than the online store. If you love Shiner beer, the trip is a must.

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Thank Cody V
San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited the gift shop, and found that the tour would happen about an hour and a half later. We shopped, talked, visited, and got recommendations for lunch. When we returned for the tour, had a few beers before starting, and did more shopping. Plenty of gift items here to ensure everyone knows you love Texas and Shiner Beer! The tour... More 

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Thank Larry J
Sherman, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great time at the Shiner Spoetzl Brewery! Really enjoyed the tour and the tour guide was great! She has worked at the brewery for over 20 years! The tastes of beers was really neat! We got to try beers that we have never tried before! And it's Shiner Texas Beer! Can't go wrong with a taste of Texas !! The... More 

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Vega Alta, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

The best brewery in the world! Why, because is a small operation that provides the best customer service for its visitors. Plus they also have the best tasting beer. (Yes, this might be biased a little bit, but one thing that is not is the service). When we visited we were escorted by Anne (Hospitality Manager) and Jim (Brewmaster) and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Nice tour. Get four tasting chips and sip beer while you talk about beer. Its like all other breweries - nothing new here. Except its SHINER BEER and you're in TEXAS - makes a world of difference. Bottling, labeling, packaging was one of the most informative of tours I've been on. Their SWAG shop is well stocked (most products available... More 

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