Friday, October 28, 2011

B4TW - Shiner Holiday Cheer

We already have a beer for tonight's game. But what should we drink the rest of the weekend? We've been seeing so much Texas in the playoffs and our weather is going to be like Texas at Thanksgiving we should be drinking a little bit of Texas for the weekend. And Texas has delivered one of my favorite beers of any time of year, but one that goes well with the cool crisp nights after warm sunny days, Shiner Holiday Cheer.

Holiday Cheer is Shiner's winter seasonal and boasts 2 great Texas flavors, peaches and pecans. It's a bit of a dangerous beer because of a sixer will go down so easy you'd think you just saw a St. Louisian greet David Freese. Peach beers don't do much for me, but Holiday Cheer transcends the fruit flavor fireld with the addition of the sweetness of the pecans. There's simply not a better beer for this weekend when we could be celebrating the Texas Rangers' first World Series championship. And as the Riggins boys would say, Texas Forever. That's why Shiner Holiday Cheer is the beer for the weekend.


  1. I saw it at the store today and considered it for a hot second before I realized that it was too early to purchase though the price was right.

    I made a similar decision with Nutcracker last week.

    The final choice?


    Lil Sumpin Sumpin was back.

  2. The peach comes through like the smell of Sugared Peach Ring candy. A slightly nutty in the finish.

  3. Is their Ruby Red still available or was that a summer thing? If the theme is beers that go down like refreshing nectar, then it's in the discussion too. Shiner is one of those sleepers thats often overlooked but very deserving.

    Hells yes on the Sumpin Sumpin. Best beer from the best brewery on the West Coast.

  4. Ruby Red is Summer only. Was not a fan of that one. Seems a lot more gingery than grapefruit.

  5. @KBS

    I like things slightly nutty in the finish.

  6. I'm going to try this one because of three things: you say it's good (although many other reviewers don't seem to agree), Gomer's has it on sale this week for $5.98, and it's supposed to snow tonight.