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Shiner’s caffeinated beer

We return to an old favorite topic, caffeination of things that are normally not caffeinated.

One of Texas’ favorite beer brands has released a new product to celebrate 108 years in business.

Shiner Beer’s caffeine-laden Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale has just hit stores. The brew is made with Chameleon Cold Brew, another Texas-based company.

Chameleon has been making organic cold brew in Austin since 2010. The brand has exploded in the Lone Star State as cold brew increased in popularity.


Those who have tasted the new Shiner beer say it has a clean finish, lager-like taste. According to the Beer Street Journal it “drinks like a beer, as well as a hopped cold brew.”

The beer will be released in cans, bottles, and on draft. It will be a limited-time offering.

Shiner releases specialty limited-availability brews every year around this time. Lots of things have been caffeinated in recent years – potato chips, soap, Cracker Jack, even air. Caffeinated beer has been with us since at least 2004, though as that was a Budweiser product, I’ve no doubt that Shiner Cold Brew Coffee Ale will be superior. Alas, I myself am not a fan of coffee, so I’ll have to rely on third party reports to confirm that. Bottoms up and Happy Birthday, Shiner.

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  1. Bill Daniels says:

    Hadn’t heard about this but I will look for it next time I’m at the store. Thanks for the heads up! Coffee, like beer, is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Well, coffee is at least proof that God wants us to be alert.

  2. C.L. says:

    Having been a slave to the bean juice since July 8th, 1988, I welcome this brew’s arrival.

  3. Bill Daniels says:


    You remember the exact date you started drinking coffee? There must be a story there.

  4. C.L. says:

    @Bill: There is. T’was the day I started working for the Veterans Administration (now the Department of Veterans Affairs). Will have 30 yrs in come July 2018, all thanks to that glorious caffeinated bean.