They set out to make a local beer anyone would be proud of recommending...and certainly drinking.
Cans are Much Better
Southern Star's canned vision was clear from the start. Their loyalty is to the environment, to the local economy, and to the beer itself—which means it's to you. It's this loyalty that drove Southern Star to use cans over bottles. There are two major reasons to use cans over bottles—cans are more easily and efficiently recycled; and cans protect the taste of the beer better since they limit exposure from sunlight and temperature changes.
What's more, the cans are produced a mere two miles away by Crown Cork & Seal Co. Southern Star shows their Texas pride throughout the chain of manufacturing.
The Element of Life from Piney Woods
Water is a vital component of beer. The quality of the water may dictate the quality of the beer. This is what led Southern Star to set up shop in East Texas in 2008. They wanted to use pure, unfiltered, Piney Woods, East Texas water in 100% of their brewing, ensuring every sip is local and lovely.
The All Stars
Southern Star is a craft brewery, which means their production is small and focused. Their three brews have varying degrees of alcohol content and incredibly vibrant, distinct flavors. Their signature beer is the Pine Belt Pale Ale. The purposefully bitter brew with its subtle color can be found in 16-ounce cans. The Blonde Bombshell, as the name might suggest, is their blonde ale, and it comes in a brilliant blue 12-ounce can, including a picture of its namesake. They also brew a strong American stout-style of beer called Buried Hatchet. This meaty dark stout resembles Guinness and comes in four-packs of 12-ounce cans.