Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

January 25, 2012 | Designed by McGarrah Jesse

Debuting February 3, Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale will be joining the beloved family of Shiner Beers from the Spoetzl Brewery. Shiner Wild Hare is the first ale crafted by the Spoetzl Brewery in its 103-year history.

Shiner Wild Hare is a classic American Pale Ale made with American two-row barley with a blend of Munich and Caramel malts for rich malt flavor and clear amber color. US Golding and Bravo hop varieties are used in the kettle and fermenter for crisp bitterness and assertive fresh hop fruit and floral aroma. More than a pound of hops is used to produce each barrel of Shiner Wild Hare.

Adding ales to the family of beers is just the latest chapter in the Spoetzl Brewery’s storied history. Shiner’s passion for more than a century has been crafting beers with character and personality.

Through their popular anniversary series, Shiner has given beer lovers access to a number of classic styles including Märzen, Helles, Schwarzbier and Czech Pilsner.

Their seasonal offerings have allowed them to innovate too. They have brewed with Texas peaches and roasted pecans to create Holiday Cheer, infused their refreshing summer favorite Ruby Redbird with grapefruit and ginger and crafted the perfect cookout beer with mesquite-smoked Shiner Smokehaus.

Those round out the year-round lineup of the legendary Shiner Bock, Shiner Blonde, Shiner LightBlonde, Bohemian Black Lager and Shiner Hefeweizen to create a diverse and distinctive family of craft beers. Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale is a fine addition to this family.

Shiner Wild Hare Pale Ale

Comments (11)

  1. Love, love, love shiner! Not to mention McGarrah Jesse always does a nice job on the design.

  2. Anybody know what the ABV of Wild Hare is? Tastes decent, but fairly low on alcohol as a guess.

  3. “Hoppier than a roomful of rabbits”? LOVE this label!

  4. I was in Corpus Christi visiting my sister, noticed a sign for Shiner Pale Ale and had to try it. Wild Hare is delicious! Light enough body so that you can enjoy a few, but satisfying Hoppiness. I love the label, it’s intriguing but unpretentious. I don’t know how distributed it is yet, but I hope I can find out in other states. My number one Pale Ale is still Boulevard’s (out of Kansas City) but this is my new Second.

  5. Worst beer I ever drank.

  6. Not sure how this Shiner Wild Hare qualifies as “pale ale”…. One of the worst beers I’ve tried. Try a real pale ale: Lagunitas IPA or Goose Island IPA– that’s what pale ale tastes like, not filtered ass-gravy.

  7. Mmmmmmm…ass-gravy!

  8. Just a quick word to the nay-sayers about Shiner Pale Ale: Anyone expecting the hoppy-ness of an IPA is going to be bitterly disappointed– but Shiner Wild Hare doesn’t claim to be an IPA– and there are plenty of (non-India) Pale Ales that lean toward the malt side– like Bass Ale, for instance. I love IPAs, but Shiner’s Wild Hare Pale Ale has it’s own take that I really enjoy: flavorful & crisp, with subtle undertones– good malt-hops balance, not heavy on the palate, 5.5% ABV. It’s become my main drinkin’ beer. Enjoy!