The Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas, craft brewer of the iconic Shiner Bock, announced a $100,000 contribution to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in those areas most impacted by the deadly and destructive, late-season tornado outbreak across portions of the Southern U.S. and Ohio Valley on December 10th and 11th.
Jimmy Mauric, Shiner’s Brewmaster, stated, “We are saddened to see the destruction and loss of life in the affected areas – particularly in Kentucky, but also in Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee. All of us in the Shiner family are thinking of and praying for all those affected.”
In the wake of similar natural disasters, Shiner Beers and its ownership have donated funds to charitable organizations providing relief services in the most affected areas. Most recently, in September 2021, Shiner contributed to Hurricane Ida relief efforts in Louisiana, as it also did in 2020 following Hurricane Laura.
In 2018, Shiner supported relief efforts in Florida and Georgia following Hurricane Michael, as well as in the Carolinas and Virginia following Hurricane Florence.
In 2017, Shiner supported those areas affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Hurricane Irma in Florida, and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Prior to that, Shiner contributed to the relief efforts for the catastrophic flooding in Central Louisiana in 2016, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Hurricane Ike in 2008 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.