The Spoetzl Brewery, makers of Shiner Bock and other associated beers, this week announced a new addition to its brewing lineup — a beer style the company has never made in its 103-year history. The style? An ale. Crazy, right? You’d think pretty much all craft breweries would have an ale in their portfolio, but Shiner does not. Until Feb. 3, that is, when the company will release Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale.
“As we start the brewery’s 103rd year, our team is proud to brew this fine pale ale,” said Spoetzl brewmaster Jimmy Mauric. “Shiner Wild Hare gives our brewers the opportunity to now share a great ale with our fans.”
According to a press statement sent out by the brewery, the classic American pale ale “is made with American two-row barley, with a blend of Munich and caramel malts for rich malt flavor and clear amber color. U.S. Golding and bravo hop varieties are used in the kettle and fermenter for crisp bitterness and assertive fresh hop fruit and floral aroma. More than a pound of hops is used to produce each barrel of Shiner Wild Hare.”