Legendary Texas Beer Sneaked Up North Into RUB


Don't tell the authorities: Shiner Bock sneaks into RUB.Photo courtesy RUB


We always suspected that the cult of Shiner Bock, a much-beloved Texas beer seldom seen up north, had more to do with scarcity than excellence. Now well find out, because Andrew Fischel, the hyperkinetic owner of RUB, has found a way to somehow get the heretofore unavailable beer into the bar at his restaurant, where they will sell for $6 each. We pulled a Smokey and the Bandit, Fischel boasts. Dont ask me how we did it! I wont say. But you cant get it anywhere but here. And thats it. The dark, Czech-style beer is made at a single brewery in Shiner, Texas, with only 55 employees, but whether that translates into its really being better than, say, Rhinegold is another story.