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The National Beer Of Texas

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2008 by 30daysout


Lone Star Beer – it’s a Texas thing.  Since the end of Prohibition, Texans have enjoyed this brew which shares the nickname of our state.   As long as I could remember, it tasted frankly like horse piss in a can.  For a long time it was brewed in San Antonio but in 1996 the company was bought out by Stroh Brewing of Detroit.  After that, you rarely saw Lone Star any more.

And it was too bad: Lone Star’s brewery in San Antonio was one of the greatest places in the world to visit.  They had exhibits featuring all kinds of exotic animals, a crazy walk-through wax museum depicting the history of Texas (complete with an Indian scalping some stupid settler) and a real cowboy bar where they gave you little cups of beer. 

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