Texas. Beer. To me, the words go hand-in-hand. Perhaps because I drink a lot of beer whenever I’m visiting The Great State of Texas (btw, wine lovers don’t get your panties in a bunch, Texas wine is also fabulous!). As you are all aware (or should be or in case you’re not), Shiner Bock is one of my favorites beers. But equally loved and my choice when I’m in Texas is ZiegenBock.
Why? Because you can only get it in Texas (what? If you read my bio, I warned you that at any given moment I would flaunt that I was a Texan. Brace yourself because it only gets worse when I am in Texas!). I will confess that my first ZiegenBock was offered in lieu of Shiner Bock, but I’m so glad it was. It’s a bit darker and has slightly more body than Shiner Bock (and in case you’re wondering…yes, I am currently drinking them side-by-side so that I can accurately compare and relay it to you—you’re welcome!)
Here’s what ICS Brands (maker of ZiegenBock) has to say about my beloved:
Brewed In Texas, Made Only for Texans
Brewed in Houston, ZiegenBock is a beer of the South. Only available in Texas, this American-style amber lager, offers notes of roasted grains in the aroma and a sweet, smooth taste with a hop finish. The select imported hops and specialty malts create a taste worthy of a 2006 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal.
You might say it’s nostalgia and just excitement to be home, but no. It’s just plain ol’ good drinking beer : )