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Pedernales Classic IPA 

Hello again, Pint Jockeys. Last week, we had the pleasure of participating in another American Craft Beer Week and we’re certainly sad to see it go! We hope you enjoyed a week of craft-centric celebrations as much as we did. Although the festivities may have passed, we’re still doing what we do best; trying any craft beer we can get our hands on and sharing our findings with all you fine folks.

As we approach a big weekend for backyard barbeques and brewskis with friends, we wanted to highlight a craft beer that should make its way into ice buckets all over Southeast Texas. Our Texas Pick of the Week is Pedernales Classic IPA.

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In recent years, we’ve seen craft breweries across the nation brew up their own version of the classic IPA, a beer with a diverse and often disputed history. One thing is certain with any IPA: hops are the driving force of the brew. The rule stays true with the English style IPA from Pedernales. The Texas Hill Country brewery uses NW American hops in both the boil and through “dry hopping,” balancing out the malty sweetness of barley. The combination gives an herbal aroma and it pours a light copper color. A specialized caramel malt gives this beer a light toasted flavor  that is not too bitter or strong. Rather, this beer is balanced, clean, and dry. It’s a perfect addition to a plate of baby back ribs or smoked brisket!

Whatever is going on your grill for the grilling season, Pedernales Classic IPA is a good beer to have in the ice chest to share with friends and family. If you stopped by a Del Papa Distribution Center in Beaumont or Victoria for the Monthly Tasting Event in May, you’ve had a go at this India Pale Ale. Share your thoughts with us! Until next time, cheers!

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IPAs and a delicious American Brown Ale for Humpday

Having trouble bouncing back from the long holiday weekend? The Pint Jockeys are always here to give you a mid-week treat to get you to the weekend! With December only a day away, there’s no doubt you all have plenty of holiday get-togethers ahead of you. That’s why the Pint Jockeys are dedicating our Seasonal  Wednesday column to our favorite brews available in special 22-oz Bomber Bottles- perfect for sharing!

This week, we’re focusing on several of the Bear Republic Selections. Among our picks are three IPAs and a good ole’ American Brown Ale.

First up, the a few different varieties of the Indian Pale Ales…

Racer 5 is a hoppy, full-bodied American India Pale Ale brewed from American pale and crystal malts. The brew is heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial, giving it a unique flavor and golden color. ABV: 7.0%

A high-gravity rye IPA, Hop Rod Rye is brewed with 18% rye malt. The amber-colored brew has a floral hop aroma with subtle notes of caramel. The combination of the caramel with Hop Rod Rye’s slightly earthy and spicy rye character makes for one delicious IPA. ABV: 8.0%

If you enjoy lighter IPAs, XP is a great “go-to” brew. An American IPA, XP is short for Exception Pale Ale. This light golden pale ale balances the malt and hops for a smooth, drinkable beer that compliments any meal. ABV: 5.4%

And finally, an American Brown Ale to wrap things up…

Peter Brown Tribute Ale is malty American Brown Ale, brewed with molasses, brown sugar, and hopped with Cascade and Centennial. This brown ale is perfect for the crisp December weather. ABV: 6.3%

That should tide you over until Friday, when we’ll return with fun, holiday recipes. Be sure to try one or more of the varieties above and let us know what you think of each brew in the comment section below!

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