Gut Rumbles
 

April 30, 2005

a milestone

Randall's Liquor Store now stocks Shiner beer, just for me. Randall told me Monday that he could get it, but the plebian palates of Effingham County didn't appreciate it, so he stopped selling it. I changed his mind.

I bought two cases today. One, I intend to keep for myself, but the other I'm going to give, a six-pack at a time, to four friends of mine. If my plan works, they'll become Shiner fans, too, and bug Randall to stock some more.

That really IS good beer.

Comments

Good on ya' , Rob! And thus the revolution begins... (he says while gulping a nice, cold Shiner).

Posted by: Scott on April 30, 2005 11:38 PM

Damn right it's good beer. It was made in the German belt of Texas, Acidman! Later.

Jason H.
Austin, Texas

Posted by: Jason H.` on May 1, 2005 12:52 AM

One thing you may want to think about as a practical matter -- I notice you have a PDA Friendly link on the sidebar! Great! But it should be a bit nearer to the top, easily accessible to a PDA user.

And I'm only saying this because I just this last week got a wi-fi PDA and I loves me some Gut Rumbles! ;-P

Posted by: Joni on May 1, 2005 01:57 AM

Good for You Rob!

I had my first taste of Shiner last month at the Texas Blogfest....now if I can just get a friendly liquor store near me here in Indy to import some of that golden ambrosia.......

Posted by: delftsman3 on May 1, 2005 05:41 PM

Rob, don't believe them! The pursuit of fine beer and spirits is too important to be left to chance. I say you MUST travel to Texas to experience it for yourself. You owe yourself (and your Texas readers!) nothing less!!

J ;-P

Posted by: Joni on May 1, 2005 10:51 PM

Ah, Shiner Bock, the sweet nectar of the gods! I remember when it was hard to find in Houston let alone outside of Texas. Now it adorns the beer aisles in southern California supermarkets.

Of course, no self respecting tea-sip would fail to make the Holy Pilgrimage to the Shiner brewery. And I made my hoppy Hajj before Lone Star bought them out. Just a little barroom with good ol' boy who asked us if we were 21. When we said yes and instinctively reached for our wallets, he said "That won't be necessary, boys. I'll take ya'll's word for it."

Posted by: Go 4 TLI (formerly HH in Hollywood) on May 2, 2005 12:24 AM

Shiner is brewed in (yes) Shiner, Texas, about fifteen miles from where my momma grew up in Yoakum, Texas. I never really liked bock until I started drinking Shiner. But then I had to stop drinking it. I developed some kind of allergy to it. Made my ears feel like they were on fire.

Posted by: Gary on May 2, 2005 12:07 PM

Yup, lack of Shiner is the only thing that I don't like about living in Maine. That is the best beer on the planet.

Posted by: Melissa on May 3, 2005 07:07 PM
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