• Feb 24, 2011
A good roadtrip needs a few items for success; great people, interesting destinations and, of course, the right vehicles. We can't vouch for the people on a personal level in this tale, but Autoweek took on a Texas roadtrip and seems to have gotten the ingredients just right. How do six tuned Porsches, 800 miles and four breweries sound? As long as the drinking is done when the driving is finished (which of course it was), then you would be correct to say it sounds like heaven on earth.

Autoweek's Jeff Bolton embarked on a quest for good German beer, using good German sports cars to shuttle him around the Great State of Texas. Starting in Dallas, the crew moves about until they end up in Shiner, Texas, where they chat with long-time brewmaster Jimmy Mauric.

If roadtrips were eligible for awards, this Texas Porsche beer run would be an early front-runner for Best of 2011. Head over to Autoweek to read about the trip, and be sure to check out the video as well.

[Source: Autoweek]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Shiner is one of the best out there. FW has a nice brewery, but Shiner is great. They also have Bocktoberfest, and it is a fun time too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dream job.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I
      • 3 Years Ago
      Definitely. There are a good handful of legitimate, world-class German breweries in Tejas. We get to thoroughly enjoy Shiner Bock here in the Lone Star State.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The Shiner beer of the year this year is Shiner 102 (for 102 years in business). It's a double wheat beer (good stuff). I've got some at home in the fridge right now. Along with one remaining Shiner Cheer from the holidays - brewed with pecans and peaches.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @cdave: Stone and Alesmith would beg to disagree...
        • 3 Years Ago
        During prohibition many German beer meisters moved their operations down to Mexico. Texas is close enough, right?
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gerrrg

        Just because there are a lot of breweries doesn't mean that there are a lot of good breweries. San Diego is known for having a lot of microbreweries but good lord, every other one of them is atrocious.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When my grandmother was born in the early 1900s, German was more common than English in/around New Braunfels. My German ancestors were among the founding families of New Braunfels, and lots of Central and South Texas was settled by Germans in the 1800s; where Germans live, beer happens. ;)
      • 3 Years Ago
      South Texas has a huge German population and all the beer created there (and in much of Mexico) was derived from the German brewers who migrated there back in the 1800s. The reason beers like Shiner and Negra Modelo are so awesome is because they were founded by German/Austrian brewmasters who stayed true to the respective styles.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Glad to see the Rahr brewery getting some well-deserved publicity.

      They're awesome people who make awesome beer. If I could find a way to get a keg of Bucking Bock down to Louisiana, I would.
        • 3 Years Ago
        They have come out with a beer to commemorate the collapse of the brewery roof under last February's snow, "Snowmageddon." This year it's a rather expensive imperial oatmeal stout, but apparently it may be a different style when it's released each February.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "How do six tuned Porsches, 800 miles and four breweries sound?"

      Umm, that sounds pretty damn awesome, to answer your question. I am jealous.
        • 3 Years Ago
        One of the best road trips I've been on.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh hell yeah! i'm a Texan, I drive a German car, and my fridge is stocked with Shiner. This is kick ass!
      • 3 Years Ago
      As Liz Lemon would say, "I want to go to there."
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