I know it’s a bit early in the morning to suggest a brewery tour, but the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas is worth a visit. It’s a small operation so the tour is brief and insightful. Best part? They give you a recipe for beer brownies. Oh, and it begins and ends in the pub where you can sample up to 4 tastes of whatever they are currently brewing. Spoetzl is the progenitor of the quintessential Texan beer, Shiner Bach. The town of Shiner is charming and the people are friendly. Be sure to stay to lunch. There’s a great mom & pop sandwich place on the way in to town.