Shiner collaborates with Waco distillery

Posted at 1:10 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 14:10:50-04

Spoetzl Brewery, the makers of Shiner, are collaborating with Waco distillery Balcones. 

The craft brewery announced the release of its new, limited-edition Spoetzl Marzen, an Oktoberfest beer with a whiskey twist. 

The beer is crafted and matured in Balcones single malt barrels that housed the distillery's award-winning whisky. 

Drinkers of this special Oktoberfest will taste caramel and oak from the barrels. It has an ABV of 11%. 

“We are excited to get back to our roots with the second release of our small batch brewing program. Barrel-aging is wildly popular from beer to coffee, not to mention the original way to make a Märzen-style lager. For this reason, it was great to work with our friends over at Balcones Distilling, the most awarded Texas whisky, as the tannins from whisky-soaked barrels naturally increase the clarity of the beer while also imparting a unique roundness and incredible color to the beer, ” said Tom Fiorenzi, Director of Brewing at Spoetzl Brewery.

The beer will be available beginning on Oct. 1 and will retail for $14.99 in 750 ml bottles. 

“We are thrilled to be working with the Spoetzl Brewery team on this collaboration as it’s not every day that you find another brand that shares your dedication to quality, craftsmanship and flavor complexity,” said Jared Himstedt, Head Distiller at Balcones Distilling.

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