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Spoetzl Brewery

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Worth the drive to Shiner

Excellent tour of the Spoetzel / Shiner Brewery. Very informative and impressive to hear all of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Steven B
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San Antonio, Texas
Free beer samples

Free tour and four free beer samples. The tour was great full of info and the tour guide was very... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nated2519
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Wills Point, Texas
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Today’s Spoetzl Brewery is a far cry from the old tin shed where Shiner first flowed back in 1909. We think our founder, Kosmos Spoetzl, would probably be amazed at our state-of-the art Brew House. He’d also be happy to know we still brew every drop...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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603 East Brewery Street, Shiner, TX 77984
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+1 361-594-3383
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent tour of the Spoetzel / Shiner Brewery. Very informative and impressive to hear all of the great things they are doing to utilize all of the byproducts and recycling efforts. Plus the final product is delicious.

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Free tour and four free beer samples. The tour was great full of info and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. I have a new respect for Shiner and the owner.

Thank Nated2519
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband & I just went to this brewery & enjoyed the tour, the free 4, 6-7oz glasses of the different beers that you choose to drink & the Jenga that they set up outside under the tent to play. It was a great experience...More

Thank das502018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Spoetzl Brewery in late September 2018. The tour is free, and you also receive tokens for free beer tastings. The gift shop was small and packed, but we were able to easily purchase souvenirs. We would definitely return if we...More

Thank Amber H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I decided to take a brewery tour on a Thursday afternoon after visiting the painted church in Shiner. Spoetzl Brewery offered three tours of the brewery (11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm) that day. There are more tour times during the...More

Thank M J
Reviewed September 3, 2018

The tour, altho smaller that some other breweries, is above expectations and worth the 200+ mile trip we made just to take it. With 25 years with this brewery, our tour guide Dotsy was extremely knowledgeable and gave us in-depth history and a great tour....More

Thank cowsrplano
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Being a flood victim of Hurricane Harvey this past year has been INTENSE. Emphysis on tense. I needed to take a short break, and headed west on I-10. I ended up in Gonzales, Tx and took the short drive ti Shiner. It was nice to...More

Thank PiccyKingwood_Texas
Reviewed August 25, 2018

Had to stop by and check out this historical Texas gem. Highly recommend - the tour was very informative and one of the cooler brewery tours I've been on. Great tap room and shop, with free samples (on top of the free tour)! Nice campus...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Took a day trip from Houston to Shiner for an afternoon tour of Spoetzl Brewery to sample some Shiner Bock beer. Informative tour within an excellent facility. You will receive tokens for a limited number of beer samples. There is a nice gift shop with...More

Thank Darlene M
Reviewed August 12, 2018

I LOVE SHINER BOCK....... so I may be a little bias about this review. There was no doubt that this was a stop for me, but my wife actually had a good time as well. Make sure to find the time to do the free...More

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Michelle S
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Ashleigh G | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There are elevators.
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Annette A
February 19, 2018|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
No. There is no food at all. The gift shop is adjacent to the brewery. Go inside the gift shop to sign up for the tour (free). Then they’ll give you 4 wooden tokens for 4 cups of Shiner beer (on tap) of your choice.
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July 19, 2017|
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