Friday, May 13, 2011


It's well established that I favor an animal on a bottle cap. So, yeah, Shiner is right in my wheelhouse.

Shiner is brewed at the Spoetzl Brewery (named after Kosmos Spoetzl), located in Texas between San Antonio and Houston. Is it weird that I think of Cosmo Kramer and Spatzel when you put those two names together? Cosmo eating Spatzel. Why wasn't that an episode of Seinfeld? (Or was it?!?!)

Anyway, back to the cap. It's not quite a farm animal (read: sheep) but it comes pretty darn close. Bright colors, bold image. It's, well, pretty awesome, something I'd want to look at again and again. I don't know if it's kosher to blog about two hall of fame caps in one week but what can I do? Michael did a great job of bringing home the goods from his trip. And frankly, this is my blog and I can do what I want! Right?! Shiner, you are officially HOF. Congratulations! I say celebrate by having some Spatzel and watching some Seinfeld!


  1. Ive been looking around for shiner bottle caps to purchase for a table im gonna make for my boyfriend... Is there any website that sells them in bulk?

  2. Hi Anonymous - I've seen bulk of Shiner on ebay... but not sure where you can buy them other than that. Maybe my readers have some thoughts?

  3. You have to get from Shiner directly. That's what I'm doing now. I just wish they had more of those damned Shiner Light (discontinued) caps so that I could use them for the white stripe on the Texas flag!