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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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Celebrate Texas Independence Day early!

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Howdy, Pint Jockeys! In honor of the upcoming Texas Independence Day (March 2), this Texas Tuesday we’re highlighting the all-Texas lineup at this week’s tasting events.

On Thursday, February 21, craft beer lovers in Beaumont, Texas City and Victoria will be among the first to taste the much-anticipated second release in Saint Arnold’s Bishop’s Barrel series (read a little more about Bishop’s Barrel No. 2 and where to find it below)! Everyone will also enjoy Saint Arnold Spring Bock, Southern Star Pine Belt, Southern Star Old Potentate, Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle and ZiegenBock!

The bonus beer in Texas City is Cornel’s Maelstrom. Victoria tasting-goers will sample Lone Star Bock and Beaumonters will enjoy Texas BIG BEER Big Texas Blonde.

All tastings are free and open to adults ages 21 and older. We’ll see you at one of the three Del Papa Distribution Centers on Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m.!

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

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

bishops barrel 2And now, a quick bit about Saint Arnold’s newly-released Bishop’s Barrel No. 2: It’s an old ale, aged in Chardonnay barrels with cherries for 14 months. The nose is a combination of sour cherry, oaked chardonnay and a wild yeast character. The taste has cherry and light malt up front, chardonnay in the middle and finishes dry with a distinct tartness. The cherry throughout is a light note, never dominating.

“BB2” is only available in bars and restaurants, so pay an extra visit your favorite stomping grounds this week. We’ll be posting BB2 sightings on our Facebook page, and you can also search the hashtag #bb2 on Twitter.

‘Til Thursday, cheers!

 

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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.

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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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Ring in the new year with this Foodie Friday

Happy New Year, Pint Jockeys!

We can’t believe another year of good food and great beer has come and gone. We tried some fantastic brews in 2012 and resolved to get our hands even more tasty brands in 2013.

Because this is our first post of 2013, we must officially usher in the new year with you all. You do know it’s Southern tradition to eat black eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck, right? And while that’s all well and good, leave it to the Pint Jockeys to find a recipe that not only gains us fortune’s favor, but allows us to drink while doing it! Today we’re making a hearty (and lucky) Bock-infused black eyed pea chowder, courtesy of CraftBeer.com.

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Of course, since this recipe calls for a Bock, we’re going to use a Texas favorite – ZiegenBock – you’re welcome to use whatever you want. Grab a couple bottles and let’s get started!

 

 

 

 

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 pint of fresh black-eyed peas
  • 3 slices of smoked bacon, cut in strips
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 oz Bock beer
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeño (optional)
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Kosher salt & fresh cracked pepper

What You’ll Do:

  • In a medium stockpot or Dutch oven over medium high heat, brown bacon strip until crispy and remove bacon onto a paper towel for later use.
  • Add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil, onions, red bell peppers, jalapeños (if using), a pinch of salt and some fresh cracked pepper.
  • Sauté until onions are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chopped garlic and sauté for another minute or so. Add smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder and stir to incorporate.
  • Add black-eyed peas, beer and chicken stock and bring just to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium low to low and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally, or until the peas are tender.
  • Serve with cornbread or as a side dish for pork chops.

And there you have it – a Pint Jockeys spin on a New Year’s Day tradition (who cares if you’re making it a few days after January 1). Give it a try and let us know which Bock you prefer to use in this dish or if you changed anything up.

Until next time!

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A Texas-size Beer Event

T.G.I. Tuesday, Pint Jockeys!

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We’re only two days into the week but the promise of this weekend’s big event has us chugging through. We can’t believe it’s that time of year again, but the Galveston Island Oktoberfest is BACK! The event kicks off Friday, October 26 and lasts through Saturday the 27th at First Lutheran Church.

Offering live entertainment, Wurst Abendessen, kids’ activities, the annual German Kuchen (cake) bake off and, of course, lots of beer, it’s no wonder the two-day festival welcomes over 15,000 people each year.

We hear the libation lineup includes German selections from Hofbräuhaus, Paulaner and Beck’s. Stateside brews, including Saint Arnold, ZiegenBock, Bud Light, Budweiser and Shock Top, will also be available.

Because we know you’re there to have a good time, we’ve partnered with Yellow Cab Galveston to bring you an awesome new free app, HAIL A CAB™. The app allows you to literally hail a cab with the push of a button. And here’s the coolest part – using GPS, your phone will automatically let the driver know where you are (even if you don’t know) AND you can track how long it will be before your cab arrives.

If you don’t have a smartphone (or, like some of us, don’t know how to use one), you can also hail a cab the old fashioned way at the on-site taxi station. No matter how you hail one, Yellow Cabs will be readily available throughout the weekend for you and your friends to use to get home safely.

Please drink responsibly and ‘til Friday, cheers Pint Jockeys!

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ZiegenBock Amber

Another Wednesday, another craft brew recommendation handpicked for you, Pint Jockeys. Put on some country music and get ready to giddy up, because we’re returning to our Texas roots. Today, we’re focusing on a craft beer brewed with pride in the heart of Texas – ZiegenBock Amber.

ZiegenBock is a true beer of the South. This American-style amber lager offers notes of roasted grains in the aroma, a sweet, smooth taste and a hop finish. The select imported hops and specialty malts create a flavor worthy of the 2006 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal.

It’s no surprise that a beer with a taste big enough for the Lone Star State also puts on its own music festivals to celebrate all things, you guessed it, beer and Texan! So keep your ears peeled for the sweet sound of country music coming to a city near you this Fall.

Can’t wait ‘til the festivals and want a taste of the ice cold, Texas-brewed craft beer by the same name right now? Look no further than your refrigerator or favorite bar, because ZiegenBock is available in bottles and on tap.

Put your cowboy boots on, grab a few friends and let the Texan in you run wild, because no matter where you are or what you’re doing, the taste of Texas is just an arm’s reach away.

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Don’t miss tomorrow’s free Pint Jockey Tasting!

 Hey Pint Jockeys!


We’ve been so wrapped up in all of the Mardi Gras festivities here in Southeast Texas that we almost forgot about another very important date that’s right around the corner – Texas Independence Day! Luckily, the Pint Jockey’s February tasting event, scheduled for TOMORROW evening, is all about Texas and will give attendees the chance to find their favorite Texas-brewed beer just in time to for the big day on March 2!

As Texans, we love our state. Of course, one of the things we love most is our abundance of quality beer. Representing the Texas brewers during tomorrow’s tasting will be Rahr & Sons, Saint Arnold, Southern Star and Zeigenbock. We’ve included a brief description of all the beers below.

  • Rahr & Sons Iron Thistle – There’s a reason why we named this the February BOTM! This dark, seasonal Scottish ale has a bold taste dominated by a smooth, sweet maltiness and a touch of hoppy bitterness.  Deep, dark brown in color, the brew is crafted from warrior hops, Vienna, crystal and chocolate malts creating a deeply malty, nutty and caramel flavor. 

 

  • Saint Arnold Spring Bock – Brewed to a high starting gravity and high alcohol content, this true German-style Bock celebrates the coming of spring. This big, deeply flavored lager has been aged to create a smooth, malty taste with a hint of sweetness. A light addition of German hops balances the malt flavor. 
  • Saint Arnold Brown Ale – The full, malty body and deep copper brown ale was released in 1995 to commemorate the brewery’s one-year anniversary.  Brown Ale is brewed with five different types of malts and has hints of chocolate and a touch of sweetness creating the perfect balance.
  • Ziegenbock – This American-style amber lager has a beautiful dark amber color with notes of roasted grains in the aroma and a sweet smooth taste with a balanced hop finish.
  • Rahr & Sons Snowmaggedon – A tribute to the rebuild of Rahr & Sons brewery from the snowstorm in Fort Worth on Feb. 12, 2010.  This seasonal American, double imperial stout comes in at 10.00% ABV and pours a deep brown color with light brown hues.  Some slight roasted notes are present along with a bit of coffee and a touch of chocolate and malt taste.

 

  • Southern Star Bombshell Blonde – This American Blonde Ale from Southern Star Brewing Company is a rich, creamy, golden-colored ale fermented at a cool temperature to give a clean finish.  Hints of yeasty bread and a touch of hops combine to make a beer that is truly more than the sum of its parts.  

As this is our seasonal post, we’ll have to call special attention to our Beer of the Month, Iron Thistle and Saint Arnold’s Spring Bock. Both are delicious, but we encourage you to come on out and taste for yourself. If you haven’t attended a previous tasting, the events are open to attendees ages 21 and up and held at the Del Papa Distribution Centers in Galveston, Beaumont and Victoria. For more information, click here.

Come get a jump-start on the last weekend of Mardi Gras and gear up for Texas Independence Day.  Two great reasons to join!

Bottom’s up fellow Pint Jockeys! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

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