Shiner Beer is a country classic. Brewed by Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Tex., a small town occupied by 2,069 residents, Shiner has been in operation since 1909. Spoetzl Brewery was founded in Shiner, Tex., in 1909 by Bavarian-born Kosmos Spoetzl, who served as brewmaster for almost 50 years. who had previously run a brewery in Cairo, Egypt.