Shiner Prickly Pear Is the Unofficial Beer of Hot Vax Summer and Beyond

Shiner Prickly Pear Is the Unofficial Beer of Hot Vax Summer and Beyond

Shiner Prickly Pear Is the Unofficial Beer of Hot Vax Summer and BeyondTo me, Shiner Prickly Pear is as synonymous with summer as a scoop of Blue Bell ice cream or a float down the San Marcos River. The golden lager, which debuted in 2012 as part of a limited-edition series, is made with Citra hops, two-row barley malt, wheat, and the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. This signature ingredient—the state plant of Texas—is what gives the beer its distinct tartness.  My preferred way to drink Shiner Prickly Pear is on its own, ideally while in a tube on the river, but I’ve also paired it with burgers and carnitas and even ice cream (come to think of it, maybe Blue Bell and prickly pear need to talk). In my mind, it’s inextricably linked to good…View Original Post

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