Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.
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The history of Texas may be bathed in blood, but it’s also soaked in beer. From small in-house and community breweries, to an explosion of regional operations in the late 1800s, and through the peak dominance of Big Beer in the mid-20th century, beer is as Texan as the bluebonnet or the armadillo. So pop the top off a longneck and start sippin’, pardner: we’re talking the history of Texas Beer.
Before we begin… What’s your favorite Texas based game company?
The History of Texas Beer
The Handbook of Texas Online has a great overview of the history of beer in Texas.
What’s so special about lager beer?
When we think “Texas Beer” there are three brands that stand out, historically:
- Shiner, still 100% brewed at the Spoetzl Brewery. This looks like a great book exploring the history of this storied brand.
There are many more wonderful Texan breweries than these, but these are the ones we talk about in the show.
St. Arnold Brewing Company—Houston
Ranger Creek—San Antonio
5 Stones Artisan Brewing—Cibolo
Lakewood Brewing Company—East Dallas
Deep Ellum Brewing Company—Dallas
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