Every Texan knows the awesomeness that is Shiner beer, They’ve had a summer seasonal out for a few weeks now that’s flavored with prickly pear cactus fruit. My fellow Tejanos probably know them better as tunas from nopales.
I spent a couple of weeks looking for it because everywhere I went always seemed to be out. Finally found it at an HEB (another Texas staple). Huzzah!
Anyway, I highly recommend it. It’s a lager and the prickly pear adds just a hint of floral sweetness you sense more when you first take a sip, rather than while it sits on your tongue. It ends with a clean, smooth finish.
I think fans of Shiner’s Ruby Redbird — made with ruby red grapefruit grown exclusively in the southern part of the state — would appreciate the Prickly Pear. It’s really light, and only 4.9 percent alcohol by volume, so you could knock a few back while spending an entire afternoon beneath the famous hot Texas sun. (Edit: realized I still had a bottle of the Ruby Redbird in the fridge, so here’s that).
So yeah, that’s Shiner’s Prickly Pear summer seasonal lager. Salúd!
And a prickly pear blossom, because it’s that time of year.
One more addendum: Shiner bottle caps make excellent fridge magnets. :D