Playing Favorites

Shiner Prickly Pear Lager

By Bob on July 11, 2013 4:23 AM

I've never had a beer where I needed to watch out for the thorns...until I tried Shiner Prickly Pear Lager. OK, I'm kidding. There aren't any stickers, but this seasonal beer from the folks at the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas is definitely different.

Maybe THAT'S why I like it. It's a multi-layered golden lager brewed with multiple malts including caramel, wheat and two-row barley alongside Citra and Golding hops - and - you guessed it - the red fruit of the prickly pear cactus. The prickly pear gives the beer a fruity aroma reminiscent of strawberries, watermelon and honeydew. Think Blue Moon with a Texas Shiner Prickly Pear Lager - 300.jpgtwang, y'all.


Shiner's Prickly Pear Lager is being sold as the Brewer's Pride addition to the Shiner Family Reunion Variety Packs (Translation: It isn't available in its own 6-packs.)


Grab it while you can - because this brew will only be around until Shiner's next seasonal surprise. I've got my fingers crossed for something like bacon or chicken fried steak.


Playing Favorites is a new column where Charlotte and I pull back the curtain on our Boomer lives to show you what we're into these days. It may be a movie we've discovered. A new restaurant. Great food. Interesting drink. A song we can't get out of our heads...it could be anything. It's all about discovery and the stuff that makes us happy. So, step inside our lives and let us show you around. Don't mind the dust, the housekeeper comes on Thursday.


Photo credit






Dead Men Don't Have Sex: A Guy's Guide to Surviving Prostrate Cancer
Guest Room

Must-Try Roasted Sweet Potato Pie

Pie 600.jpg

By Thomas Gosney, author of Method of Procedure

Pumpkin pie is a popular treat for the fall. Down south sweet potato pie is a must year around. Roasting the potato instead of boiling is a much better method. The reasoning behind this is roasting concentrates the flavors and color, boiling washes it away. The extra time taken to bake the potato is well worth the effort.

Continue Reading »

Playing Favorites

A Very Murray Christmas

OK, I am officially ready to get my Claus on. Christmas is coming early this year thanks to Bill Murray and Netflix.

Lemme 'splain. In a stroke of brilliance, Netflix conned kidnaped convinced Bill Murray to star in an all-star musically-driven holiday special, A Very Murray Christmas.

Continue Reading »

Follow Us

Follow us on Twitter: @BoomerBrief 

and @CharlotteBoomer

Follow Charlotte on Pinterest:  Follow Me on Pinterest


Follow Bob on Pinterest:  Follow Me on Pinterest


Know someone battling cancer? Baylor Health Care System's Sammons Says... cancer blog is a great place to go for help. Here, you'll find information, resources, physicians, support groups and just about everything you need to help you navigate your way through this illness.

Now Trending 
We Like These Sites 

Senior Forums is a great place to get the news and share views on everything from hobbies and healthcare, to food, family & travel. 

3CouponCode is home to thousands of the latest money-saving coupons and deals.

Matt Drudge gets the goods and his site ain't bad either. 

The Huffington Post is the gold standard of political blogs.

You don't have to live in Dallas to enjoy D Magazine.Dryel_Ambassador_Logo_Final_063014 300.jpg

More →