Is it White Wing? Light Blonde? Cheer for the holiday season? Every Texan has a favorite Shiner brew—if you haven’t picked yours yet, it’s time to travel to Shiner to experience the town that beer built. But Shiner has more to it than just beer: antique shopping, an iconic theater, and an ornately decorated church. Warning: this day trip is not gluten-free-friendly!
Breakfast: Snowflake Donuts
424 N Avenue E
This local favorite will give you a taste of Shiner’s hometown flavor with more than just fresh donuts and kolaches—Snowflake is a local’s hotspot for morning chit-chat.
207 E 7th Street
The Gaslight Theater served as the backdrop of Shiner’s social scene from 1895-1927, and it’s making a comeback. Take a tour of the recently restored theater, or call the box office at (361) 594-2079 to get tickets for a play.
Antiques, Art and Beer
720 N Avenue E
Alluring to all types of travelers, the idea of Antiques, Art and Beer is pretty self-explanatory. Stop by for some light snacks to go with over 300 beer and wine options, and grab a couple souvenirs while you’re there!
603 E Brewery Street
We’ve now arrived at the focal point of our tour—bring on the beer! Founded in 1909 by beermaster Kosmos Spoetzl, the brewery delivers 6 million cases of Shiner across the country each year. That’s a lot of beer! Happily, the tour includes free beer.
Dinner: Friday’s Fried Chicken
122 E 5th Street
You know we like our chicken fried! There isn’t a more comforting way to end the day than with Friday’s Fried Chicken, another local favorite.