This rare and delicious style of beer is referred to in Germany as a Schwarzbier, or black beer. This handcrafted Bohemian black beauty is brewed with select roasted malts and imported hops. Every drop of Shiner is brewed in Shiner. Spread cheer with Shiner beer! Don't be afraid of the dark. Here in Shiner, Texas (pop 2,070), we've been handcrafting beer since 1909. The passion of our original brewmaster, Kosmos Spoetzl, continues to inspire our efforts today. First brewed to commemorate our 97th anniversary, this Bohemian Black Larger remains true to the old-world heritage of the German and Czech immigrants who settled Shiner. Imported Czech Saoz and Styrian hops, and select roasted malts make this Schwarzbier our darkest brew yet. Kosmos Spoetzl and his little brewery: The Little Brewery was established in Shiner, Texas, in 1 909 by German and Czech immigrant Farmers eager to satisfy their thirst for the Old World brews of their homelands. In 1 914, they hired Bavarian brewmaster Kosmos Spoetzl, whose recipes, expertise and passion for brewing excellence served as the basis of Shiner's first official beer, known today as Shiner Blonde. In March 1915, Kosmos purchased the Shiner Brewery and thus began his 35-year stewardship. During that time, the brewery remained in operation throughout Prohibition (1920-1933) by making ice and near beer, and later went on to enjoy steady growth and prosperity as Shiner Beers became a local favorite. In the late 1940's, Kosmos oversaw an addition to the brewery that introduced the distinctive white-brick facade that defines the building today. In tribute to our original brewmaster, the home of Shiner Beers is still known as the K. Spoetzl Brewery. Every drop of Shiner is still brewed and bottled in Shiner. We continue to handcraft beer with the same pride Kosmos Spoetzl put into every bottle over a century ago. We invite you to visit us in Shiner to see for yourself - we'll save a cold one for you.