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This month’s tasting events are all about the spice of life – variety! The lineup (identical for all three locations) offers a first taste of Montejo – Anheuser-Busch InBev’s first imported Mexican lager – plus four ales and a cider. We hope you’ll grab your friends and join us for a night of good drinks and good times.

Read on for full details on each selection:

Montejo – Brewed in Mexico and imported to the United States, Montejo is made using a time-honored recipe and storied Mexican brewing traditions. The result is a bright, smooth and full-flavored lager with a crisp finish. Anheuser-Busch’s introduction of Montejo marks the first time this regional beer has been available to drinkers outside of Mexico.

Montejo bottle

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saint Arnold Icon Gold – Mandarina Wheat – This golden slightly hazy beer has a nice creamy head with a lightly fruity aroma. The taste starts with a light hoppy bitter that carries through to the finish although never coming on too strong. The wheat malt provides a soft body that complements the hops while remaining light. The beer is highly refreshing with a nice hop finish that makes you want another sip.

Icon Gold Mandarina Wheat

 

 

 

 

 

Karbach Karbachtoberfest – An authentic, Bavarian-style Marzen, this brew is created with mashed Vienna and Munich malts, then cold fermented and aged for six weeks to create its impressive rounded malt character. With a clear amber pour and foamy, off-white head, this brew gives off an aroma full of toffee and caramel notes. You’ll also note hints of earth and grass entwined with its extremely malty smell.

 

Karbach Karbachtoberfest

 

 

 

 

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat – This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale fully captures all the flavors of fall. The ale is brewed with ripe pumpkins and a variety of autumnal spices including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves to create a refreshingly smooth mouthfeel.

Shock Top pumpkin wheat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodchuck Hopsation – This hop-forward cider has the pine and citrus aromas of cascade hops. Woodchuck’s classic, crisp apple taste combines with the bitterness of hops to create a semi-dry style, perfect to enjoy year round.

Hopsation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn – The majestic deep golden color is the first hint that one must try this beer. Earthy aromas of barley and yeast ease the drinker into the centuries old art of German Brewing. Highly drinkable and once only available in the tents of the Munich Oktoberfest, one can now enjoy the tradition of Oktoberfest in their own home.

 

Paulander Oktoberfest Weisn

 

 

 

 

 

 

All tastings run from 5-7PM and are free and open to adults ages 21 and older. See you this Thursday at one of the following tasting locations:

 

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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September tasting-goers to sample beers and ciders from top industry names

It’s that time again, Pint Jockeys… tasting time! We’re back for another monthly tasting event this Thursday, September 19th from 5-7 p.m. with a lineup that features the tastes of fall. Attendees at each of Del Papa’s distribution centers (addresses below) will sample a line-up of fall seasonal beers and ciders from Goose Island, Karbach Brewing Company, Shock Top, Cornel’s Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada and Woodchuck Hard Cider. Each selection is sure to have you excited for the changing of the seasons! All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older.

Read on to learn more about each drink on Thursday’s roster!

 

Goose Island Harvest Ale – This traditional American Extra Special Bitter or “ESB” incorporates fresh-picked cascade hops from Washington with rich, Midwestern malts. The ale pours a dark amber hue with caramel flavors, a toasty malt character and fruity, citrusy aromas.

Goose Island Harvest Ale

Karbach Karbachtoberfest – An authentic, Bavarian-style Marzen, this brew is created with mashed Vienna and Munich malts, then cold fermented and aged for six weeks to create its impressive rounded malt character. With a clear amber pour and foamy, off-white head, this brew gives off an aroma full of toffee and caramel notes. You’ll also note hints of earth and grass entwined with its extremely malty smell.

Karbach Karbachtoberfest can and draft

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat – This traditional Belgian-style wheat ale fully captures all the flavors of fall. The ale is brewed with ripe pumpkins and a variety of autumnal spices including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves to create a refreshingly smooth mouthfeel.

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat Ale

 

Cornel’s Pecan Pie – Reminisce about your grandmother’s famous pecan pie with this fantastic ale from Cornel’s Brewing Company. The brew is made using a Scottish 80 shillings-style recipe, and brewed with pecans and Karo syrup to achieve its truly unique flavor profile.

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Sierra Nevada Flipside – This Red IPA is the perfect beer for the final flash of summer. Featuring a ruby-red hue and loads of tropical fruit and citrus hop flavors, this brew takes you from summer to fall almost seamlessly with just the right balance of sweet and earthy flavors. 

Sierra Nevada Filp Side

Woodchuck Special Reserve Pumpkin – The world’s first ever pumpkin hard cider, this one is a real treat. The cider is handcrafted using centuries-old cider-making techniques with fresh and crisp pumpkin at the finish. It is naturally gluten-free and pairs nicely with many distinguished holiday dishes including roasted duck, turkey, crème brulee and squash ravioli.

Woodchuck Special Reserve Pumpkin

 

We’ll see you Thursday, Pint Jockeys!

Locations:

Del Papa Distribution Center

Hospitality Room

410 I-10 South

Beaumont, TX 77707

 

Del Papa Distribution Center

Hospitality Room

1220 I-45

Texas City, TX  77591

 

Del Papa Distribution Center

Hospitality Room

3907 E. Rio Grande

Victoria, TX 77807

 

 

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Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat Ale: In stores and on the roster at our upcoming September tasting events

Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat Ale

It’s almost that time, Pint Jockeys! Your September tasting event is set for next Thursday, September 19th and today we’re bringing you a preview of what’s to come.

This month’s tasting is all about celebrating the tastes of fall, and Shock Top’s Pumpkin Wheat Ale certainly fits the bill. Shock Top starts with a traditional Belgian-style wheat ale and then brews it with ripe pumpkins and a variety of autumnal spices including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves to create this refreshingly smooth beer.

In classic wheat style, this beer pours relatively hazy with a cloudy, deep amber-orange hue. It tops  off with a moderately maintained off-white foam and a think skim of bubbles below the lacing.

The aromas are representative of fall at its finest; clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice are all here. The taste is full of spice, with some mildly sweet caramels present alongside soft wheat and grainy pale malt flavors. While it is a light-bodied beer, there’s just enough malt in there to support the spice and pumpkin profile which works nicely with the relatively high carbonation.

This is one of those beers that truly gets you excited for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons. We hope you’ll enjoy it at next week’s tasting, alongside five other fall seasonal beers and ciders. Check back on the blog next Tuesday, when we’ll reveal the full lineup. Our Facebook page is also full of Pint Jockeys and craft beer news and other goodness that you don’t want to miss.

Cheers to Texas Tuesday and cheers to you, Pint Jockeys. See you next week!

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Get ready for a Divine Lineup!

Happy humpday, Pint jockeys! Not only are you half way through the week, you’re another day closer to the August tasting events. And therefore, another day closer to getting a taste of the sought-after Divine Reserve #12 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. That’s right, DR #12 will be featured at ALL THREE tasting events, so head out to the Del Papa Distributing Center near you and enjoy!

  • Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 12 – The public is invited to get a taste of the highly-coveted, limited-edition Divine Reserve #12. Inspired by David Rogers’ victorious entry in the 2011 Big Batch Brew Bash, this Old Ale features a spicy malt and hop flavor and a high alcohol content. While the brewer suggests aging the beer for one to five years, allowing it to reach its full flavorful potential, the Pint Jockeys couldn’t wait to offer a taste. Now, beer fans can fulfill the urge to try the beer and allow their own personal stash to sit on the shelf a bit longer.

All three locations will all get a taste of the recently brewed Saint Arnold’s Oktoberfest Ale.

  • Saint Arnold Oktoberfest – A full bodied, malty and 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.

Looking for even more Saint Arnold? Well, if you live near Texas City, you’re in luck because we’re bringing a bit of the Houston brewery to you. In addition to DR12 and Oktoberfest, James Cunningham, Regional Manager for Saint Arnold, will be on hand serving up five of the brewery’s year round offerings. Join us and sample:

  • Saint Arnold Fancy Lawnmower – A true German-style Kölsch. It’s crisp and refreshing, yet has a sweet malty body that is balanced by a complex, citrus hop character. Multiple additions of German Hallertauer hops are used to achieve this delicate flavor. Special Kölsch yeast (an ale yeast that ferments at lager temperatures) gives the beer its slightly fruity, clean flavor.
  • Saint Arnold Weedwacker – Weedwacker is Saint Arnold’s only unfiltered year-round beer. Fermented with Bavarian Hefeweizen yeast, it is light and refreshing but has a spicy clove note and banana esters. While it has a close relation to Lawnmower, it tastes completely different. Expect to see some yeast at the bottom of the bottle.
  • Saint Arnold Santo –Saint Arnold calls Santo a “black Kölsch,” which means it is brewed using a Kölsch recipe with the addition of Munich and black malt. It is light bodied and floral with a distinct dark malt flavor. It is a dark yet refreshing beer which pairs perfectly with a plate of enchiladas.
  • Saint Arnold Elissa IPA – A traditional India Pale Ale, the Elissa IPA is very hoppy with a properly balanced malty body. The brew has a wonderful bitterness, and dry-hopping in the fermenter gives the brew a pleasant floral, hoppy nose.
  • Saint Arnold Endeavour – This double IPA has a deep amber color with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus then turns decidedly into peaches. The flavor is characterized as a creamy malt, resulting from the pale 2 row, caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish.

If Texas City is too much of a hike, no need to worry. Event goers in Victoria and Beaumont will be treated to a varied lineup, stacked with delicious fall seasonals from Rahr & Sons, Shock Top and Sierra Nevada.

  • Sierra Nevada Tumbler – Resembling the changing (and tumbling) leaves of fall, the Tumbler Autumn Brown Ale is gracefully smooth.  Its warm character comes from malt roasting at the peak of its flavor.
  • Rahr and Sons Gravel Road – A tribute to the laidback country lifestyle, this German-Style Sticke Altbier has an amber hue and medium carbonation with great balance between strong malt and hops.
  • Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat – Traditional Belgian-style wheat ale brewed with ripe pumpkins and a variety of autumnal spices, including nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves.  It’s the perfect way to spice up any fall celebration.

Now that you’ve read up on all the brews, we trust you’ll arrive informed and extra thirsty. Tastings are free and run 5-7p.m. For more information, please visit our Facebook page and RSVP for the event.

See you all there!

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