Spoetzl’s flagship beer, the iconic Shiner Bock, was awarded the silver medal in the American Dark Lager category. It was the only American-brewed entry to medal in that group. Shiner Bohemian Black Lager also was a silver medalist, in the German-Style Schwarzbier category.
Spoetzl Brewery, makers of the legendary family of Shiner Beers, has brought home two silver and two bronze medals from the Australian International Beer Awards (AIBA), the largest beer competition in the world.
AIBA is not only the biggest of all beer competitions, it is also considered one of the most prestigious due to its rigorous judging. A multi-national panel of 63 top beer experts evaluates more than 1500 different entries from nearly 300 breweries representing the best of craft brewing around the world.
Bronze medalists were Shiner Light Blonde, the only American medalist in the Low Carbohydrate group, and Shiner White Wing in the highly-competitive Belgian Wit category.
This is not Shiner’s first success down under. Since first entering the competition in 2002, the brewery has brought home 39 AIBA medals for 17 different beers. Shiner also stands out for being one of the oldest craft breweries in the competition. In an industry made up mostly of breweries less than 20 years old, Shiner has been brewing award-winning beers for more than a century.
Founded in Shiner, Texas (population 2,069), the Spoetzl Brewery is one of America’s oldest independent breweries. While Spoetzl has grown to be the country’s fifth-largest craft brewery, every drop of award-winning Shiner Beer is still handcrafted and bottled right at the spot where it all started in 1909.
Learn more at www.shiner.com