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From time to time, I like to imbibe on an alcoholic beverage or two. It's summer time, so cold beer is one of my favorite drinks of choice.

When I find myself at a bar, I like to know the specials they have running. Often the fine establishments we have here in San Angelo will have different prices for "domestic" and "import" beers. As many of you know, the imports will have the higher prices. Why is that, btw? Are they passing on import tariffs to the customer? Maybe that is a blog for another time.

At any rate, there have been many times when I have wanted a Shiner Bock and have been told that beer, which is made in Shiner, Texas, is an import.

Wait, what?

Shiner is in Texas, right? So why do some bars say Shiner Bock is an import?

It has been a while since I took Texas history class back in school, but I think I remember that Sam Houston beat Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution. I mean if Santa Anna had won then Shiner would be in Mexico, but Houston won.

So, do bars not know this little Texas history fact? Why do they think Shiner Bock is being imported? Shiner is in Texas, and we have Sam Houston to thank for that.

If you are a bar owner who charges import prices for Shiner Bock, I would like to refer you to the history lesson in the video at the top of this blog.

Have you been charged an import price for a Shiner Bock? Do you feel you have been overcharged for a misunderstanding of Texas history? Let us know on Facebook or chat with us on our station app.

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