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Your next summer day trip: Shiner’s brewery is open on Saturdays for first time ever

Arianna Auber

It’s now easier than ever to visit the iconic Texas brewery where Shiner beers are made: Spoetzl, for the first time in its 109-year history, will start opening every Saturday.

Spoetzl Brewery is celebrating the new day of public tours by hosting a special Father’s Day weekend event on June 16. 

Each Saturday public tour will feature beer tastings, local food trucks, live music and more, but the Father’s Day tour will also have special-edition pint glasses given complimentary to every dads who attends. All visitors will get to sample seasonal beers available only at the brewery, about a two hours’ drive from Austin in the town of Shiner.

Free tours begin at 11 a.m. every Saturday and run at the top of every hour through 3 p.m. You don’t need to make an advanced reservation, but you will need to sign in at least 15 minutes in advance.

The brewery is also open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Want Shiner swag? There’s a gift shop, to be open on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m. Spoetzl is located at 603 E. Brewery St., in Shiner.