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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.

FW DBA

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.

FW Pivo Pils

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.

FW 3

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.

saint-arnold-divine-reserve-14

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.

Karbach Hop Delusion label

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/

Goose Island The Ogden

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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