Tomorrow's edition of The Austin Chronicle will have my edited interview with Mike Renfro, the author of Shine On: 100 Years of Shiner Beer, as well as my tasting review of Shiner Commemorator, Spoetzl Brewery's 100th anniversary beer. But if you just can't stand to wait that long, the online version is already available.
This 1,300-word version is about one-third of the entire interview. Next week, I'll post the uncut version here on I Love Beer.
(UPDATE: Good news; I got my editors to replace the short version online with the long version. So if you have ADD, pick up a copy of the paper; if you're really interested in Spoetzl, go for the online version. I think the longer version is better; it was a really interesting conversation, and cutting it down to fit into the paper was painful. The goodness for teh intertubes.)
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