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Shiner in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Spoetzl Brewery

(Founded in 1909)

 
 
Spoetzl Brewery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 1, 2012
1. Spoetzl Brewery Marker
Inscription. Built by the Shiner Brewing Association, a stock company of local men. Sold in April 1915 to Kosmas Spoetzl (1873-1950), native of Bavaria and former operator of a brewery in Cairo, Egypt.

This plant remained open in 1918-33 (Prohibition era), making "Near Beer" and ice. The owner's daughter, "Miss Cecelie", joined staff in 1922. (She became only woman in U.S.A. to be sole owner of a brewery in 1950.) A nephew, August Haslebeck, joined in 1934; granddaughter Rosa, in 1964. In family over 50 years, the plant retains historic name, although sold in 1966 to new owners.
 
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5011.)
 
Location. 29° 26.007′ N, 97° 10.033′ W. Marker is in Shiner, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 5th Street (State Highway 95) and Hilltop Road (County Route 355), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is on corner of main building on John Hybner Way. Marker is in this post office area: Shiner TX 77984, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kaspar Wire Works (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church
Spoetzl Brewery Marker on corner of building. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 1, 2012
2. Spoetzl Brewery Marker on corner of building.
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Half Moon (approx. 1.9 miles away); Herder Half Moon Place (approx. 2.6 miles away); Cuero I Archeological District (approx. 11.9 miles away); Stagecoach Inn (approx. 12.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Spoetzl Brewery article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Spoetzl Brewery as seen looking right from the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, September 1, 2012
3. Spoetzl Brewery as seen looking right from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016.
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