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Our Texas Tuesday pick of the week is Sixpoint Brewery’s Sweet Action

Sixpoint Sweet Action Pint Jockeys Texas Tuesday

It’s been said that sometimes the most complicated things in life are the most rewarding, and this certainly rings true of Sixpoint Brewery’s Sweet Action. Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale, this beer is ALL delicious.

Brooklyn-based Sixpoint was founded in 2004 by Andrew Bronstein and Shane Welch who met as classmates at the University of Wisconsin. The boys in Brooklyn maintain a portfolio of craft beers available year round including Righteous Ale, Bengali Tiger, The Crisp, Resin and Brownstone, but none more beloved than Sweet Action, made in the original Sixpoint style that always stays loyal to what makes beer great – the marriage of barley and hops in a harmonious balance of sweet and bitter.

Available both on draft and in cans, this ale pours a cloudy, dirty orange color with a white head and fair retention and lacing. The aroma of the brew is subtle, starting with a bready, biscuity malt followed by fruity, floral and citrusy hops. Sweet Action’s body is light with a moderate level of carbonation and a smooth finish, making this a great beer to enjoy in the hot summertime.

While the taste is initially snappy and sweet, the creaminess quickly takes over your taste buds, arriving with a startling amount of crispness. The finish is both malty and bitter and some tasters pick up a bit of an apricot or honey taste along the way.

While it’s wonderful served ice cold, many say that the warmer it’s served the more floral notes you’ll be able to taste. You’ll experience a whole range of flavors with this beer, and the transitions between each are almost seamless.

For those Pint Jockeys who tried Sweet Action at last week’s tasting event, what did you think?

For those still waiting to try it, we highly recommend you do! Check out Sixpoint’s handy Beer Finder here, or download Sixpoint’s mobile app here to locate Sixpoint at bars, restaurants and stores closest to you. With the app, you can also explore flavor profiles of featured beers alongside information about the brewery and its company vision.

Here’s to great craft beer and to you, Pint Jockeys! Cheers!

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Tasting-goers to sample six popular selections

Get ready for a taste of Fall, Pint Jockeys! This Thursday, August 15th from 5-7 p.m. we’ll hold our August tasting events at the Del Papa distribution centers in Texas City, Beaumont and Victoria. All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older.

This month’s line-up features five different beers and one cider from big industry names including Stella Artois, Sixpoint Brewery, Southern Star Brewing Company, Rogue Ales and Saint Arnold Brewing Company.  Need a little more incentive to attend? Complimentary Stella Cidre taster glasses will be handed out to event-goers while supplies last.

Check out the descriptions below for each item on the line-up!

Stella Artois Cidre – This crisp, distinctive European premium cider is made with hand-picked apples. An excellent alternative to white wine, it is the perfect refreshment for special occasions.

Stella Artois Cidre

 

Sixpoint Sweet Action – Ah, love is bitter and sweet. This beer is signature Sixpoint – hard to define, but perhaps that’s why people love it so much. Part pale ale, part wheat and part cream ale – all Sweet Action.

Sixpoint Sweet Action

 

Southern Star Walloon – A Belgian-style Grisette, this hazy colored brew’s aroma is filled with hints of unripe banana, citrusy notes and orange zest. It’s taste is persimmon-like with some mango characteristics and a hint of banana. Walloon has a nice grain/wheat profile that tangles with the yeast to create a soft sweetness and medium mouthfeel.

Southern Star Walloon can

 

Rouge Hazlenut Brown – Rogue Ale’s Hazlenut Brown is a nutty twist on traditional European Brown ale. Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, this brew has a rich, nutty flavor and smooth malty finish.

Rogue Hazlenut Brown

 

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest – A Saint Arnold classic, this full bodied, malty and slightly sweet beer is perfect for celebrating the autumn harvest. With its round malt flavor, it will have you pining away for the crisper, cooler temperatures that await in the coming months.

Saint Arnold Oktoberfest

 

Saint Arnold Icon Gold – This “Biére de Saison” has a complex, spicy nose with notes of brown sugar and plums. The taste starts with big spicy malt and alcohol and then turns fruity and slightly sweet in the middle. It’s earthy, spicy finish makes the brew both highly complex and highly delicious.

Saint Arnold Icon Gold

 

Which are you most excited to try? See you soon, Pint Jockeys!

 

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Texas City, Beaumont and Victoria to enjoy selection of new brews and warm-weather favorites

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This Thursday marks the Third Thursday of April, Pint Jockeys, and you know what that means – it’s tasting time!

The April 18 Pint Jockeys craft beer tastings will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Del Papa’s distribution centers in Victoria, Texas City and Beaumont. All three tasting events will feature the below lineup of spring and summer seasonals, plus a few classics. All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older.

Saint Arnold Divine Reserve 13 – The newest in Saint Arnold’s Divine Reserve series, 13 is a Belgian Quadrupel. The aroma is distinctly Belgian with a hint of fruit, while its simple malt bill allows the caramel and chocolate malts to come through. Large amounts of Belgian Extra Dark Candi Syrup darken the color and impart dark, fruit-like flavors. Its aftertaste is slightly sweet and dry.

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• Sixpoint Sweet Action – Part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale, Sweet Action is a simple representation of what makes beer great: the marriage of barley and hops. The barley malt will coat your tongue like honey while the hops brush your palate clean with every sip.

sixpoint sweet action

• Southern Star Bombshell Blonde – The American blonde ale has a rich, creamy golden color with flavors of yeasty bread coupled with a touch of hops. Now available in 16 oz. cans, this fan favorite is fermented at a cool temperature to give it a clean finish.

bombshell blodne

Rahr and Sons Bucking Bock – This award-winning beer is a traditional German Spring Bock, golden in color and mildly hopped. It has a smooth malty character at 7.5% ABV.
rahr bucking bock
Saint Arnold Summer Pils – Summer Pils is a true bohemian-style pilsner brewed with fine German malt and a copious quantity of noble hops imported from the Czech Republic. Its delicate, sweet malt taste is complemented by an abundant hop aroma and flavor.
summer pils
The bonus beer in Beaumont is Goose Island’s Pepe Nero. Texas City tasting-goers will enjoy New Belgium’s Dig, and the Victoria tasting will feature Samuel Adams’ Summer Ale.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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

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3907 E. Rio Grande
Victoria, TX 77807

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410 I-10 South
Beaumont, TX 77707

See you there!

 

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It’s time for the November Pint Jockeys craft beer tasting!

Join the Pint Jockeys this Thursday, November 15 from 5 – 7 pm for a free tasting event highlighting new, rare and seasonal craft beers from the Del Papa Distributing portfolio.

The Beaumont and Victoria events will feature Saint Arnold Brewing Company’s new limited edition series, Bishop’s Barrel, and favorites from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Kona and more.

The Texas City tasting will welcome Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery to Texas by featuring several of its most popular beers. Stick around to hear from special guests Shane Welch, founder of Sixpoint, and Peter McNulty, operations manager.

As always, the events take place at each city’s Del Papa Distribution Center are free and open to the public ages 21 and older.

This month, Del Papa is also collecting non-perishable items for the GI Joe/GI Jane Project, shipping holiday packages to our troops serving overseas. Check out this link for a list of suggested items. Drop something off when you stop by for the tasting and we’ll get it packed up and shipped off! Can’t make it to the tasting? All Del Papa Distribution Centers (listed below) plus the Prosperity Bank at 1301 North Mechanic Street in El Campo, Texas, will be collecting donations through the end of November. Let’s out-give ourselves this year!

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

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

Del Papa Distribution Center
Hospitality Room
1220 Gulf Freeway
Texas City, TX 77591

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Join the Pint Jockeys Thursday, September 20 from 5 – 7 pm for a free tasting event highlighting new, rare and seasonal craft beers from the Del Papa Distributing portfolio.

The Beaumont and Victoria events will welcome Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery to Texas by featuring several of its most popular beers. The Beaumont and Victoria event will also offer attendees a taste of fall favorites from Buffalo Bill, Rahr & Sons and Southern Star.

The Texas City tasting will feature an all-Southern Star lineup and beer lovers will also get to hear from special guest Dave Fougeron, founder and head brewer for Southern Star Brewing Company.

As always, the events take place at each city’s Del Papa Distribution Center are free and open to the public ages 21 and older.

Don’t forget, we’re giving away Pint Jockeys pint glasses as part of our beer school graduation celebration. See you there!

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

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

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

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