Shiner in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(Founded in 1909)
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. Touch 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 7 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kaspar Wire Works (approx. ¼ mile away); Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church 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); Concrete College (1865 - 1881) (approx. 15½ miles away).
Also see . . . Spoetzl Brewery article in Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on June 26, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 26, 2016, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.