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Who’s ready for Thursday already? We sure are! This month’s tasting events are not to be missed. Texas City – we’ve got an all-Karbach lineup for you PLUS a special appearance by Brewmaster Eric Warner. Victoria and Beaumont – your lineups offer a glimpse of all the goodness that’s to come in fall. Read on for the full rosters.

 

TEXAS CITY

Those looking to keep the fun going after the tasting can join Mr. Warner at Molly’s Pub immediately following the tasting (1600 W Main St, League City, TX 77573) where Karbach’s Hopadillo, Love Street, Weiss Vera and Rodeo Clown will be on tap. Weekend Warrior and Sympathy for the Lager will also be available in cans. Here’s your lineup:

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Weisse Versa Wheat – A Belgian white, Weisse Versa combines the fantastic flavors of a Bavarian hefeweizen with an abundance of Coriander and citrus peel spices to create a beer unlike any you’ve ever had. Natural clove, nutmeg and banana aromas are all produced by a special Bavarian wheat beer yeast used in the brewing process.

Sympathy for the Lager – Brewed with a blend of pale malts and generous amounts of German noble hops, Sympathy for the Lager captures the best of both worlds: the clean, refreshing character of a Lager and the huge taste that craft beer drinkers deserve.

Weekend Warrior – This impressively hopped pale ale pours a nice light amber with an impressive off-white head. The aroma is piney with hints of grapefruit, while the flavor is full of citrus and bready malt. The mouthfeel is sticky and the aftertaste is full of hop resin.

Rodeo Clown Double IPA – This Double IPA has a 9.5% ABV and coats the tounge in bitterness upon the first sip. It packs a punch with intense dry-hops and five different malts.

Hopadillo IPA – This “Texas-style” IPA clocks in at 70 IBU and is brewed with a combination of American, English and German hops. Copper in color with ruby highlights, the beer has a strong citrus aroma with hints of earthiness and spice from the added European hops. Dry and quenching, Hopadillo is dry-hopped for added aromatic intensity.

Hopadillo Negro Black IPA – This Black IPA pours a dark black with a light tan head. An aroma of dark roasted malts and earthy, citrusy hops finds you on the first sip, with a flavor profile full of malts and earthy, citrus hops. This beer has a medium body with a sweet and bitter finish.

 

VICTORIA

 

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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest – A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the Autumn harvest. This rich beer has a round malt flavor and an above average alcohol content perfect for a cool fall evening.

 

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier – For the special occasion of Oktoberfest, German brewer Hofbräu brews a rich, full-bodied beer which goes down ideally with traditional Bavarian cuisine. With its deliciously bitter taste and alcoholic content of 6.3% volume, Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier is as special as the beer festival itself.

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Ziegenbock – Only available in Texas, this American-style amber lager offers notes of roasted grains in the aroma and a sweet, smooth taste with a hop finish. The select imported hops and specialty malts create a taste worthy of a 2006 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal.

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Sam Adams OctoberFest – Sam Adams’ version of this classic style blends hearty malts for a deep, smooth flavor with notes of caramel creating a brew that’s perfect for the season, or whatever you’re celebrating.

Sam Adams Porch Rocker – Tart & refreshing, this unique summer quencher is a twist on the Bavarian Radler, named for cyclists that originated this drink.  Traditionally a mixture of beer and lemonade,the brewers take the combined the crispness of a golden Helles lager with a blend of lemons to create a fresh squeezed tangy taste perfect for the long yet fleeting days of summer.

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Angry Orchard Green Apple – This cider has a bright, fresh apple aroma, with notes of honeydew melon and kiwi throughout. Green Apple boasts a tart blend of a lively apple flavor and a perfectly balanced sweetness with a 5% ABV.

 

BEAUMONT

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Saint Arnold Oktoberfest – A full bodied, malty, slightly sweet beer celebrating the Autumn harvest. This rich beer has a round malt flavor and an above average alcohol content perfect for a cool fall evening.

Saint Arnold Dry Hop Amber – A twist on Saint Arnold’s flagship Amber Ale, this version is dry hopped with Liberty hops. Known for their soft, floral character, the brewers used Liberty hops in the finishing process to produce a slightly more intense aroma and flavor profile.

Saint Arnold Amber – A well balanced, full flavored, amber ale. It has a rich, malty body with a pleasant caramel character derived from a specialty Caravienne malt. This beer has a complex hop aroma, with a hint of floral and citrus comes from a combination of Cascades and Liberty hops.

 

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Firestone Walker Wookey Jack – A unique twist on the Cascadian Dark Ale style, Wookey Jack offers true hop aroma to rival most IPAs, with pungent citrus and herbal hop nuances, a hint of peppery rye and earthiness on the nose.  Big roasty malt flavors with balanced hop bitterness and spicy rye offer a full and complex texture with a refined bittered finish.  A truly different IPA for dark beer fans.

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Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier – For the special occasion of Oktoberfest, German brewer Hofbräu brews a rich, full-bodied beer which goes down ideally with traditional Bavarian cuisine. With its deliciously bitter taste and alcoholic content of 6.3% volume, Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier is as special as the beer festival itself.

 

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Ziegenbock – Only available in Texas, this American-style amber lager offers notes of roasted grains in the aroma and a sweet, smooth taste with a hop finish. The select imported hops and specialty malts create a taste worthy of a 2006 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal.

All tastings run from 5-7PM and are free and open to adults ages 21 and older. See you Thursday at one of the following tasting locations. Can’t wait!

Beaumont: Del Papa Distribution Center, Hospitality Room, 410 I-10 South, Beaumont, TX 77707

Victoria: Del Papa Distribution Center, Hospitality Room, 3907 E. Rio Grande, Victoria, TX 77807

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

 

 

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Karbach Brewmaster Eric Warner joins Beaumont tasting, and Pedernales Brewing Co.’s brewmaster and founder make their way to Texas City.

The tastings take place this Thursday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m. at Del Papa’s three distribution centers in Beaumont, Texas City and Victoria. All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older.

Check out the lineups being featured at each location below!

 

BEAUMONT:

Karbach Brewmaster Eric Warner joins us to sample the following from Karbach’s core line-up:

Karbach Weisse Versa Wheat Ale – This hybrid wheat beer is a combination of Hefeweizen yeast and spices common to Belgian style white beers. The result is a complex but refreshing wheat beer with flavors and aromas of citrus peel, coriander, banana and wheat.

Karbach Love Street Summer Seasonal – A Kölsch style beer brewed with German hops including Tettnang, Spalt, Saphir and Hallertauer. The golden colored beer has a predominately grassy flavor with other notes of grapefruit, orange, lemon and coriander.

Karbach Sympathy for the Lager – This lager is prepared with extras steps and time, similar to many brewing processes in Czechoslovakia, to create a lager that is crisp and refreshing. Karbach utilizes a process called floatation, giving a delicate bitterness, before the beer is cold-aged for several weeks. The German hops give a floral, spicy aroma and the Vienna malts produce an amber color and malt sweetness.

Karbach Hopadillo IPA – Referred to asTexas Style IPA” by brewmaster Eric Warner, this unique ale combines American, German and English hops to give a big and bold hop aroma with citrus character and earthy spiciness.

Karbach Rodeo Clown Double IPA – Rodeo Clown doubles down with a malty richness and strong hop character, typical of a DIPA. The aromas are malty with citrus, spice and floral hop characteristics.

Karbach El Hopadillo Negro – An American black ale, with a smooth hop taste and a cool, dry finish. Flavors of citrus, pine and roasted malt lace the brew.

Karbach Hop Delusion – A West Coast Style Imperial IPA, Hop Delusion has an explosive aroma of citrus and tropical fruit thanks to loads of Chinook, Simcoe, Falconers Flight and Mosaic hops. A slight caramel malt sweetness holds this medium bodied brew together.

 

 

TEXAS CITY:

This month’s Texas City location hosts Pedernales Brewing Company’s Brewmaster Peter McFarlane and founder Lee Hereford as they serve up these five fantastic beers:

Pedernales Classic Hefe-Weizen – This classic unfiltered beer stays true to the Bavarian style with a strict yeast strain creating distinctive flavors of banana, apricot and clove. Light, cloudy and golden in color, this brew boasts a thick, frothy head and has received top marks at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO.

Pedernales Lobo Lito – A full bodied, true Reinheitsgebot quality Pilsner beer made using Pilsner malt barley, Weihensteffan yeast, Saaz hops and Hill County well water. Its slightly lower alcohol content and thirst quenching, slightly hoppy finish make it the perfect summer-time beer.

Pedernales Lobo Lager – This pilsner beer starts with Texas Hill Country well water and Czech hops. Brilliantly crisp and clear with a dense foam, light golden color and subtle hop aroma. The flavor is a delicate balance of expertly malted barley and carefully selected hops.

Pedernales Lobo Negro – A true “Dunkel,” or dark brown lager, with a spicy maltiness that is neither sweet nor too roastily dry. The lager yeast is worked at low temperatures, imparting a clean roundness and balance.

Pedernales Classics India Pale Ale – The brilliantly clear, light copper color of this classic English beer denotes the specialized caramel malt used to give the ale a light toasted flavor. Classic NW American hops are used to balance the malty sweetness of the barley to provide a wonderful herbal aroma from this well balanced beer.

 

 

VICTORIA

Victoria event-goers will be treated to a little bit of everything ! Summer seasonals, a cider, and IPA and even a doughnut-inspired brew await.

Rahr & Sons Summertime Wheat – This refreshing, lightly hopped ale has unique banana and clove-like characteristics. It is unfiltered so the yeast character comes through with a light but full body that pours a hazy dark gold with a white, frothy head.

Pedernales Lobo Lito – A full bodied, true Reinheitsgebot quality Pilsner beer made using Pilsner malt barley, Weihensteffan yeast, Saaz hops and Hill County well water. Its slightly lower alcohol content and thirst quenching, slightly hoppy finish make it the perfect summer-time beer.

New Belgium Rolle Bolle – This summer seasonal ale is brewed with monk fruit and soursop and pours a brilliant blonde, with a fluffy, white head. Earthy and tropical tones construct the aroma and oats add a hint of creaminess to the dry and clean mouthfeel.

Sierra Nevada Hoptimum – An intense and complex Imperial IPA, Hoptimum features intense hop flavors and aromas of grapefruit ring, pine, herbs and tropical fruit.

Angry Orchard Ginger – Featuring a unique blend of Nigerian ginger and apple flavors, this smooth and refreshing cider offers a sweet, yet slightly tart taste and goes down easy. This cider is gluten-free and Celiac safe.

Rouge Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Ale – Rouge Ales has partnered with Voodoo Doughnut to craft this collision of crazy flavors. This creation contains a dozen ingredients including chocolate, banana and peanut butter to match Voodoo’s famous “Memphis Mafia” doughnut.

 

Phew, that’s a lot of great craft beer! Which tasting event are you attending? See you there, Pint Jockeys!

 

 

 

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