Known as “The Cleanest Little City in Texas”, Shiner is home to the oldest independent brewery in the state - Shiner Brewery a.k.a Spoetzl Brewery. Shiner is also home to Boedeker Plastics and Kaspar Companies – two historic companies that have become renowned throughout the United States and beyond.

Shiner is a quaint town made up of 2.4 square miles. The City of Shiner is home to the Shiner High SchoolSt. Paul High School and St. Ludmila Elementary School. Shiner High received an A grade and was ranked in the top 11% of public schools in Texas in 2016 by the Children at Risk organization.

Shiner is a booming business town, and it has been for many decades even long before the oil boom of the Eagleford Shale. It is amazing how much national and international business comes out of this town of 2,076 people. Influential businesses located in Shiner include:

Kaspar Companies
Kaspar Companies began its grand existence more than 115 years ago when August Kaspar made and sold his first wire basket. It was around that time when ranchers discarded their old smooth wire fences in favor of barbed wire.  The company now operates on a 550,000 square foot, 40 acre manufacturing facility with state of the art equipment. Today, Kaspar Companies operates many businesses under its umbrella including Ranch Hand Truck Accessories, Texas Precious Metals, Horizon Firearms, iota Outdoors, Truckfitters, BEDROCK Truck BedsKaspar Manufacturing, and Silverback Homes.

Shiner Brewery (K. Spoetzl Brewery)
America's oldest independent brewery, since 1909 has brewed every drop of Shiner Beer in the city of Shiner within the walls Spoetzl Brewery.  Today, Shiner Brewery sends 6 million cases of Shiner Beer to states across the country.  Shiner Beer was really the pioneer to putting Shiner, Texas on the map.  Come visit Shiner and kick back with a cold one.

Boedeker Plastics
Boedeker Plastics is based out of Shiner and has made it's national mark on many projects it has taken on.  With over 100 years of combined experience, Boedeker supplies some of the nations largest companies with industrial plastics.

Around Town

Patek Grocery & Market
Shiner's grocery store supplying you with all your necessary grocery needs.

Gaslight Theatre
The Shiner Gaslight Theatre is a non-profit community dinner theatre which seats 138 and provides contemporary and classic theatre. Except as noted, plays are appropriate for adults and older children. The theatre is staffed completely by volunteers.

Shiner has an array of eateries, a few of the more notable Shiner favorites include:

  • Friday's Fried Chicken
  • Werner's Steakhouse
  • Antiques Art & Beer

Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
Located in Shiner and part of the world famous "painted churches" which are a world renowned string of churches in the area which contain beautifully crafted painted glass windows and ceiling, it is frequented by tourists all over the world and can be found listed in the national registry of historical places. 

Howard's Gas Station
Howard's has become a town social landmark combining a gas station, live music, convenience store and bar. You can always stop in to socialize at the bar with neighbors, shop the convenience store and fill up the gas tank.

Life in Shiner

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