The Friday Read: Shiner Beer, New Howler Brothers Gear & Austin, Texas

Classic Shiner beer

Although plenty of people out there might be focused on, say, the second weekend of the Coachella festival, I’ve got my sights set in a different direction — namely, in search of cold Shiner Bock beer like you see above. How exactly does that work out, and what does it have to do with this blog? Well, if you’ve read the rest of my writing work at sites like SPY, you know I’m a HUGE fan of American beer — and that’s what’s bringing me South to Austin (Texas!) for the first time since 2018.

I’ll be staying in Austin with fellow media members, exploring the city, imbibing Shiner beer and of course, visiting the famed Shiner Brewery in Spoetzl! Along the way, we’re taking in the best of what Texas has to offer, from local BBQ to horseback riding and more. I’m so thrilled to be invited along, and I can’t wait to keep diving into a true Texas weekend! For now, you can follow along on my Instagram with all the fun. In the meantime, I’ve got some more Shiner Bock to sip on — cheers, and here’s to the rest of the Friday Read!

  • Alright, my friends: If you’ve kept up with the blog, then you know the brand above. It’s another Texas-based brand, this time the good folks at Austin’s Howler Brothers — I previously shouted out the Howler Brothers Spring 2022 Collection here in this blog post, and it’s high time you gave them another look, in my humble opinion. They make rugged, lightweight adventure shirts, shorts and more — the sort of gear you can wear on the water and then back into town to grab, well, a cold Shiner Bock beer. Cheers, folks.
  • For all of you not dealing with the Texas heat this weekend, I’ve got quite the style pick for you: Layer up for blustery spring days with a personal favorite jacket I’ve shouted out more than a few times — that’d be the Buck Mason Storm Stopper Ghia Driver’s Jacket, which I covered as last week’s Style Pick of the Week. It could just be the perfect jacket for spring, my friends.
  • Last but certainly not least, here’s another spring-centric style move to get you in the spirit of the season, so to speak. My favorite American menswear designer, Todd Snyder, just launched his first-ever shoe collection: It’s an offering of four classic colorways in a timeless chukka boot design, and I wrote all about it over at Lace ’em right on up, my friends.

We’re going to wrap up today’s Friday Read this very instant, folks, as I’ve got some “work duties” to attend to — again, get yourself a cold Shiner Bock beer delivered to your door if you want a classic taste of Texas! Cheers and thanks, as always, for reading!


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