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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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Good things are in store for you this Thursday, Pint Jockeys!

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Summer is in full swing and our June tasting events are celebrating the season!

Texas City – you’ll be mingling with Pedernales Brewing Co. founder Lee Hereford while tasting five different selections from his portfolio.

Victoria and Beaumont – you’ll get to taste some special and limited releases that you DON’T want to miss.

All tastings are free and open to adults 21. Events take place this Thursday, June 19th from 5-7PM at the Del Papa Distribution Centers in Beaumont, Victoria and Texas City (addresses at the bottom of this post).

Let’s cut to the chase shall we? Your full tasting lineups are below:

TEXAS CITY

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Classic 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 AND BEAUMONT

 

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Firestone Walker Easy Jack – Newly available on the Texas Gulf Coast, Easy Jack is a Session IPA, dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. The beer delivers massive hop aromas and Firestone Walker’s signature malt balance.

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Saint Arnold 20th Anniversary Ale – The Barleywine is a celebration in itself. It pours a deep burgundy-brown color with a tan, creamy head. The spicy nose is filled with malt and alcohol with citrus hop notes while toffee and caramel flavors mingle. The balance is just right, with the malt and hops “tingling” together in unison from start to finish. There’s a slight, lingering dry bitter that stays with you but still complements the sweetness from the all malt grain bill.

Saint Arnold Endeavour (in new 12 oz. bottle) – Endeavour brew pours a deep amber with a light, creamy head that is only the start to an extremely satisfying double IPA experience. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus, but then takes a turn into a flavor full of nectar and peaches. The hop bitter is quiet at the start, building to a much more impactful crescendo while maintaining a delicate balance even in its big finish.

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Rahr & Sons Texas Red – Texas Red is an amber lager with an extremely well-balanced flavor. The notes of caramel and its sound malt character are perfectly complemented with just a hint of hops. This beer is super-smooth and drinkable, making it the perfect refresher for the hot Texas summer days ahead.

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Woodchuck Cider Summer Limited Release – The sounds of the lapping lake-shores, the mountain views, and memories of fresh picked blueberries, now in a convenient six-pack. Exhibiting a slight tartness, this cider begins with a full, robust flavor followed by a rich summertime taste.

Rolling Rock

Rolling Rock (in 16 oz. can) – Brewed with a time-honored recipe and only the finest malted barley and hops, Rolling Rock is a classic American lager that’s well-known for its distinctive, full-bodied taste.
LOCATIONS

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Get ready for the good stuff, Pint Jockeys!

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We hope you’re enjoying American Craft Beer Week! To celebrate, we’re bringing you a STACKED lineup at this month’s tastings complete with three brews from Firestone Walker (who we recently welcomed to Southeast Texas) as well as selections from Saint Arnold, Karbach and Goose Island.

All tastings are free and open to adults 21. Events take place this Thursday, May 15th from 5-7PM at the Del Papa Distribution Centers in Beaumont, Victoria and Texas City (addresses at the bottom of this post).

Beaumont, Victoria and Texas City will all enjoy the same beers so everyone read on for what’s in store!

Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale – A tribute to English pales traditionally fermented in a cask, Firestone Walker’s flagship brew highlights barrel-fermented batches from their patented Firestone Union blended with beer fermented in stainless steel. It opens with a biscuity toasted malt aroma and a hint of oak and vanilla as pale malts create a smooth malty middle with ribbons of caramel, English toffee and toasted oak.

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Firestone Walker Pivo Pils – A refreshing, light-bodied and hop-driven Pils, Pivo pours a bright straw colored lager beer with playful carbonation topped with beautiful white foam lace. Delicate, lightly toasted malt flavors underscore noble German hop character while Hallertau-grown Magnum hops deliver the lupulin foundation and generous amounts of Spalter Select hops bring floral, aromatic and spicy herbal notes. A twist on the traditional Pils, the brewers dry hop with German Saphir for a touch of bergamot zest and lemongrass.

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Firestone Walker Union Jack –An aggressively hopped West Coast-style IPA, Union Jack showcases exceptional dry hop character with stunning pineapple, citrus and piney aromas on the nose accompanied by honey-like malt aromatics. Double dry hopping brings bold grapefruit, tangerine and citrus flavors that are contrasted by pale malt sweetness to balance this intense brew.

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve No. 14 –The brewer’s goal with DR14 was to make a Belgian/American hybrid using West Coast American hops and rye to emulate the fruit and spices often found in Belgian beers. The beer pours a bright golden color and the nose boasts a mixture of phenolics from the Belgian wit yeast and light citrus from the American hops with a touch of graininess. Rye adds sweetness and complexity to the pilsner and aromatic malts while Cascade and centennial hops enhance the flavor and aroma, adding floral and citrus notes to play off the strengths of the yeast.

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Karbach Hop Delusion – Loaded with Mosaic hops, this beer is an explosion of tropical fruit and resinous, dank aromas. Hop Delusion is medium orange in color and rather dark with a fine, bright white head and nose of delicious piney hops. The beer is full-bodied, sweet and hopped to the nines. Mixed in are hints of caramel and a bready maltiness that all blend together to create an almost candy-like taste that is somehow earthy and doughy at the same time.

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Goose Island The Ogden –The second beer in Goose Island’s Imperial Series, The Ogden is a dry-hopped Belgian-style Tripel named after Chicago’s first mayor, William B. Ogden (who also happened to own the city’s first brewery). The Ogden is aggressively hopped with a 9% ABV and 35 IBU. The hops rest comfortably with the Belgian yeast and malt to create a well-balanced beer with a citrusy and piney notes throughout/

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See you Thursday at one of the following tasting locations! We hope you have some sweet dreams of the delicious craft beer headed your way at tomorrow’s events.

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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Pint Jockeys, we have some GOOOOD news for ya: Firestone Walker Brewing Co.’s award-winning lineup of pale ales and seasonal brands are available NOW in the Galveston, Beaumont and Victoria areas in six packs and on draught.

 

Check out our Facebook post series starting tomorrow detailing each of the four beers in the initial rollout: Union Jack IPA, Double Barrel Ale, Pivo Hoppy Pils and Easy Jack (a summer seasonal release) AND mark your calendars our May 15th tasting where all three DCs will be serving ‘em up for your tasting pleasure!

 

But first, a little more about the brewery: West-coast based Firestone Walker Brewing Company was founded by Adam Firestone and David Walker in 1996 on California’s Central Coast and has since won numerous awards for their iconic pale ales and vintage barrel-aged beers, including the Double Barrel Ale, a 2012 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medal Winner. Firestone Walker’s unique artisanal approach to brewing is evident in their Proprietor’s Reserve series, consisting of vintage and limited release beers that spend several months, even years, in the brewery’s bourbon, Firestone Union or wine barrels.

 

Co-founder David Walker has this to say about expanding his brewery’s reach into Southeast Texas: “The partnership between a brewery and wholesaler is extremely important in the Texas market, so we have chosen carefully. Del Papa Distributing is engaged and committed to high standards, beer culture and family enterprise, qualities my partner, Adam Firestone, and I value greatly. It’s good to be working with like minds and good to have our beers in Southeast Texas.”

 

We’ll cheers to that, Pint Jockeys! Let us know about your first Firestone Walker sighting in the comments below.

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