Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Shiner comes to Akron

I have never felt the distance between myself and my friends so acutely as now. I have no one to drink a Shiner with (as my wife is not a beer person). That's right, a Shiner Bock in Ohio. During college the farthest north that Shiner was distributed was Tennessee. $6.50 for six. I have no Texan friends here to appreciate this moment, and no Lutheran friends with whom to tip a few. Lament!


Blogger sushi the shark said...

i would love to share a shiner with you... i've become a beer drinker since moving to canada :)

11:01 AM  
Blogger Xrysostom said...

I'll have one here in Missouri, in your honor, Mike. I began drinking Shiner (now Shiner Blonde) in the late 1970s and later discovered the joy of Bock. When I left TX for MO, I was ever so pleased to find that Shiner beers and Blue Bell ice cream were both available in the area.

wps +

3:03 PM  
Blogger Seth said...

How sad, Mike.
I have about 10 bottles of Shiner in my fridge right now (along with an international assorment from a bachelor party I threw a month ago).

My favorites are Shiner Bock, Blonde, Kolsch, and this new one (at least to me) Hefeweizen (make sure you add a lime). I guess I'm saying that I like all of them!!

This might sound nerdy, but I was playing Risk (actually to make me even nerdier, Lord of the Rings Risk) a few months ago with my SS teacher and other friends. We were all drinking beer (yep, I'm Presbyterian), when I said that "Blonde is my favorite." Which he then said, "I bet it is!" Referring to my blonde fiancee. What can I say?!

Benoit, I'll be thinking of you the next time I have a Shiner.

I know it's a long ways away, but I hope you and Sara and the little one can make it to Houston for our wedding. Dec. 17th.

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found a place here in Kenosha, Wisconsin that actually has Shiner on draft. Be still my beating heart!

Todd Peperkorn
Kenosha, Wisconsin

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Carl said...

What is Shiner comparable to in taste? Heineken dark or Sam Adams or?

11:12 AM  
Blogger Kletos Sumboulos said...

Heaven. No seriously, it's a bock so it tastes nothing like Heineken. It's amber colored and and smooth (to me). I'll let someone with a better beer vocabulary expound.

11:25 AM  

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