Welcome to today’s Girlie Drink of the Week. Instead of a cocktail, I decided to showcase one of our state’s breweries, Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. Shiner Bock is my go-to beer, but the brewery is also well-known for their seasonal flavors, Oktoberfest being one of their top-selling offerings. During the spring and summer, Shiner also offers what some would call “fruity” beers. I call one of them delish.
Shiner Prickly Pear is one of their fruit beers. Usually I tend to pass on fruit in my beer because in my frank opinion, fruit doesn’t belong in beer. I don’t even use limes like hipsters do when drinking Corona. But this beer is amazing. Yes, it is sweet, but has a tangy flavor underneath. The sweetness is not overpowering but rather subtle, and the taste is more along the lines of green, not fruit. If you can find it, I highly recommend it. I am hoarding my last six-pack until Oktoberfest comes out 😉