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Rahr and Sons Bucking Bock

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Have you recovered from last week’s tasting event, Pint Jockeys? It was a good one. We asked on Facebook which of the samples you most preferred, and while the always crowd-pleasing Southern Star Bombshell Blonde took first place, Rahr and Sons Bucking Bock tied for a coveted second place spot.

So today our Pint Jockeys Texas Tuesday Pick of the Week is dedicated to the traditional German Spring Bock, available for just a few more days before the brewery’s summer seasonals start to roll out. Bucking Bock is award-winning, mildly-hopped and golden in color. It has a smooth, malty character, and at 7.5% ABV, pairs well with roasted or grilled game or pork.

Of course, living in Texas, we’d like to note it also goes smashingly with Tex-Mex, so break out the chips and salsa, invite some friends over and have yourself an early Cinco de Mayo fiesta. We’ll raise our bottles to that!

Cheers to you, Pint Jockeys!

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Texas City, Beaumont and Victoria to enjoy selection of new brews and warm-weather favorites

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This Thursday marks the Third Thursday of April, Pint Jockeys, and you know what that means – it’s tasting time!

The April 18 Pint Jockeys craft beer tastings will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Del Papa’s distribution centers in Victoria, Texas City and Beaumont. All three tasting events will feature the below lineup of spring and summer seasonals, plus a few classics. All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older.

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 13 – The newest in Saint Arnold’s Divine Reserve series, 13 is a Belgian Quadrupel. The aroma is distinctly Belgian with a hint of fruit, while its simple malt bill allows the caramel and chocolate malts to come through. Large amounts of Belgian Extra Dark Candi Syrup darken the color and impart dark, fruit-like flavors. Its aftertaste is slightly sweet and dry.

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• Sixpoint Sweet Action – Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale, Sweet Action is a simple representation of what makes beer great: the marriage of barley and hops. The barley malt will coat your tongue like honey while the hops brush your palate clean with every sip.

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• Southern Star Bombshell Blonde – The American blonde ale has a rich, creamy golden color with flavors of yeasty bread coupled with a touch of hops. Now available in 16 oz. cans, this fan favorite is fermented at a cool temperature to give it a clean finish.

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Rahr and Sons Bucking Bock – This award-winning beer is a traditional German Spring Bock, golden in color and mildly hopped. It has a smooth malty character at 7.5% ABV.
rahr bucking bock
Saint Arnold Summer Pils – Summer Pils is a true bohemian-style pilsner brewed with fine German malt and a copious quantity of noble hops imported from the Czech Republic. Its delicate, sweet malt taste is complemented by an abundant hop aroma and flavor.
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The bonus beer in Beaumont is Goose Island’s Pepe Nero. Texas City tasting-goers will enjoy New Belgium’s Dig, and the Victoria tasting will feature Samuel Adams’ Summer Ale.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Del Papa Distribution Centers
Hospitality Room
1220 I-45
Texas City, TX 77591

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3907 E. Rio Grande
Victoria, TX 77807

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410 I-10 South
Beaumont, TX 77707

See you there!

 

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A Texas Tuesday German-Style Doppelbock

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We’ll preface this blog post by saying you’ll be lucky to get your hands on today’s Texas Tuesday featured beer, Rahr and Sons’ The Regulator.

Part of the brewery’s “To Thee Series” (and therefore brewed in seriously limited supply), The Regulator is a German-Style Doppelbock named after and brewed in honor of the Regulators of yesteryear, “a deputized posse, persistent and strong, resilient and relentless,” according to Rahr and Sons.

With the abovementioned characteristics and at 8.5% ABV, it’s easy to see why they call Rahr’s doppelbock an overwhelmingly more robust version of a traditional bock. The Regulator is made for “malt heads;” it’s got a large, creamy, persistent head with intense malty flavors and aromas with little hop presence.

We hear the Fort Worth-based brewery is serving up The Regulator at events throughout Texas. Should you be so lucky to attend one, or happen to snag a bottle at your favorite watering hole, for Pete’s sake, let us know where!

Until next time, Pint Jockeys!

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Cornel’s Smokin’ Hot Blonde

Cornel's smoking hot blonde

We love a good Southeast Texas-brewed beer. Brews from both Texas BIG BEER and Cornel’s Gulf Coast Brewing Company consistently make the top of our “favorite local beers” lists (what’s at the top of your list?).

We suppose the taste of a Buna- or Beaumont-made brew just warms our taste buds with Southern comfort, which is why today we’re featuring a spicy selection from Cornel’s Gulf Coast Brewing Company in Beaumont. Cory Nelson’s Smokin’ Hot Blonde is our “Think Local, Drink Local” Texas Tuesday pick of the week.

The 2-Row base brew with 20% smoked grain, Hallertau and Willamette hops is fermented with Chico. Aged for about a week with roasted Poblano peppers (seriously, where else but Texas?), Smokin’ Hot Blonde has a natural kick of heat and a great roasted flavor on the backside. Even better, it’s got a medium, light body, making it the perfect brew to cool off with during these muggy Texas days.

Send Cory a message on the brewery’s Facebook page and set up a visit to his “micro-nano-brewery” off Highway 105. After you’ve tried Smokin’ Hot Blonde (and Maelstrom, too), come back here and let us know what you think!

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