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Get your craft beer fix twice this week

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Pint Jockeys, rejoice! There are not one but TWO huge opportunities this week for you to taste the latest and greatest in craft beer from across Texas and around the world.

The party kicks off this Thursday, January 17 at the first Pint Jockeys tasting of 2013. Visit all three Del Papa Distribution Centers to get a sneak taste of the not-yet-released Budweiser Black Crown. Visitors can also sample Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale, Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye and Saint Arnold Winter Stout.

The Texas City and Victoria tastings will also feature Saint Arnold Icon Red and Beaumont’s bonus beer is the city’s very own Cornel’s Maelstrom, a mild stout Schwartzbier, now available in 22 oz. bottles! Even better, Cornel’s Brewing Company Founder and Brewer Corey Nelson will actually be at the Beaumont tasting to hand deliver his Maelstrom straight to your glass.

Despite such an exciting lineup, you may want to pace yourself at our Thursday tasting events, because Friday and Saturday we’re making our way down to Galveston for Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest and we hope to see you there! With warm chili and over 100 craft beers from around the country, these are the events we live for.


Visitors will get a souvenir beer-tasting mug to fill with exclusive specialty and craft beers like Saint Arnold’s Bishops Barrel and Icon Red, Bourbon Barrel Winter Warmer from Rahr and Sons and Black Crown from Budweiser, to name a few. You can find the full lineup here and tell us what you can’t wait to sample in the comments below.

We hope to see each of you outat our tasting events on Thursday and then again on Friday and Saturday at Chili Quest and Beer Fest. Please remember to drink responsibly, Pint Jockeys, and use the Yellow Cab Hail a Cab™ app to get home safely with just the push of a button.

‘Til Thursday, cheers!


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Ruthless Rye, Dig and Vinyl are on their way out

Although yesterday marked the “official” first day of spring, some of our favorite spring brews are already on their way out this month.  Today, we’re dedicating our seasonal post to spring releases available through March 31, including Sierra Nevada, Magic Hat and New Belgium!

First up is Sierra Nevada’s Ruthless Rye, which is brewed with rustic grains for their refined, sought-after flavors. The unique beer combines the peppery spice of rye with the lighter citrusy flavors of whole-cone hops, providing a nice medium between the darker winter beers and the more refreshing spring selections. Good in both cool and warmer weather, it’s perfect for “spring” in Southeast Texas.

If you’re a fan of pale ales, try New Belgium’s Dig. Brewed from Sorachi Ace hops and Nelson Sauvin, the beer provides a fresh spring zing with a notable lemon aroma and bursts of passion fruit, mango and peach. Rounding up the fine ingredients are Cascade and Centennial creating the crisp, clean flavor of a good Pale Ale.

You should also pick up some Vinyl from Magic Hat Brewing Company. The amber lager is characterized by a sweet malt taste and a slight balancing hop touch. This beer is produced using a lager strain of yeast and is fermented at the low end of ale fermentation temperatures, allowing it to maintain the drinkability of a lighter lager. Pick up a six pack before they’re all gone!

While the first official day of spring wasn’t exactly a pleasant one for most of Southeast, Texas there’s good news. This weekend’s forecast shows all blue skies and sunshine, so pick up your choice of beer and prepare for a great weekend.

We’ll be back on Friday with a recipe for some Cajun fare.

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