The Pint Jockeys will celebrate American Craft Beer Week between May 13-19, 2013 with a series of events leading up to the fifth annual Galveston Island Beach Revue May 17-18.
We’ve got the best brews and big events scheduled for a week of celebration in Texas City and Galveston! Join us!
Pint Jockeys-Supported American Craft Beer Week Events:
- Thursday, May 16, 5 – 7 p.m.:
Pint Jockeys Monthly Tasting Event will feature an all-Southern Star lineup at the Del Papa Distribution Center in Texas City. Free, open to adults 21+. (Hospitality Room, 1220 I-45, Texas City)
- Friday, May 17, 5:45 p.m.:
Tom Schwenk Realtor Parade to the Pier starts at 45th and Seawall and ends at the gates to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, where the 2013 Bathing Beauties contestants will be introduced and the Pint Jockeys will enjoy an evening of live music and retro fun. (Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier)
Pint Jockeys present a special “Beerfoot Brewery Series,” featuring an exclusive tasting of Southern Star’s custom-made “Pin-Up Pale Ale,” brewed at Beerfoot Beach Bar in honor of the Revue’s annual Bathing Beauties Contest. Free admission, open to adults 21+ and beverages are available for purchase. (Beerfoot Beach Bar)
- Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m.:
Bathing Beauties Contest (52nd and Seawall)
- Saturday, May 18, 6 p.m.:
“Game Day at the Galvez” vintage baseball game. (Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd.)
- Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.:
Bands & Bombshells Concert sponsored by Pint Jockeys and Southern Star, featuring the Austin swing band “The Bellfuries,” and Galveston’s own Brandon McDermott Band. Enjoy a Southern Star Bombshell Blonde in the Beer Garden! (Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Blvd.)
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Pedernales Lobo Negro
Happy American Craft Beer Week, fellow Pint Jockeys! As if we need a designated time to celebrate our favorite craft selections, this week we raise an extra-large glass to small breweries around the nation challenging the status quo on traditional beer making. You can find a full list of Pint Jockeys-sponsored Craft Beer Week events on our Facebook page, but first, take a moment to get to know our Texas Tuesday Pick of the Week: Pedernales Lobo Negro, a dark lager beer from the Texas Hill Country.
A true dark German beer, or “dunkel,” Lobo Negro is a balanced beaut. Decades before light Pilsner lager beers were even a reality for brewers due to the lack of technology allowing them malt that was light in color and dry enough to store properly, dark lagers ruled the scene. Lobo Negro pours a dark brown color with a spicy maltiness that is neither sweet nor too dry. The lager yeast is worked at low temperatures to impart a clean roundness and balance. If beef is what’s for dinner, Pedernales Lobo Negro would be an excellent pairing for those heavy, cowboy dishes.
Recently picked up by Del Papa Distributing Company, Lobo Negro and a selection of its Pedernales companions are now being distributed to the Victoria, Beaumont and Galveston/Texas City areas.
If you’re near Beaumont or Victoria, sample Logo Negro at the Pint Jockeys Monthly Tasting event on May 16. See the full lineup of beer offerings at this month’s tastings in Beaumont, Victoria and Texas City – plus a roundup of all the American Craft Beer Week events along the Texas Gulf Coast – on the Pint Jockeys Facebook page.
As always, cheers, Pint Jockeys!
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Introducing Pedernales Brewing Company
Good day to you all, Pint Jockeys. We’ve got some exciting news for you! Although if you follow our Facebook page, you may have already heard: Del Papa Distributing Company is now distributing selections from Pedernales Brewing Company in Victoria, Beaumont and the Galveston/Texas City area! We’re pretty excited about it and we’ll outline a few reasons why you should be too.
First off, Pedernales is based out of Fredericksburg, Texas, one of the best places to unwind with a cold one. Second, its president and CEO, Lee Hereford, spent many years in the wine business, meaning he knows a thing or two about a good libation.
The folks at Pedernales have been distributing craft brew for about a year – since April 2012. They’ve got five beers in their lineup, including Lobo Lito, their premium Texas Pilsner; Lobo Texas Lager; Lobo Negro; plus an English Style IPA and their Classic Hefe-Weizen. Each week during the month of May we’ll feature a different selection from the Pedernales lineup to feature as the Pint Jockeys Texas Tuesday pick of the week.
Today we’re featuring their flagship beer, Lobo Texas Lager. They call it their “clean, refreshing” pilsner, made from a recipe dating back to the pre-prohibition days of 1910 (awesome). Using Hill Country well water and Czech hops (what else?), Lobo Lager is brilliantly crisp and clear with a dense head of foam, light golden color, and subtle hop aroma. Of course, it pairs well with our favorite food groups – TexMex and pizza.
Let us know if you’ve tried any of Pedernales’ brews yet, and if so, where you found them. And come back next week for another Texas Tuesday feature on one of their offerings! Until then, cheers, Pint Jockeys!
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Rahr and Sons Bucking Bock
Have you recovered from last week’s tasting event, Pint Jockeys? It was a good one. We asked on Facebook which of the samples you most preferred, and while the always crowd-pleasing Southern Star Bombshell Blonde took first place, Rahr and Sons Bucking Bock tied for a coveted second place spot.
So today our Pint Jockeys Texas Tuesday Pick of the Week is dedicated to the traditional German Spring Bock, available for just a few more days before the brewery’s summer seasonals start to roll out. Bucking Bock is award-winning, mildly-hopped and golden in color. It has a smooth, malty character, and at 7.5% ABV, pairs well with roasted or grilled game or pork.
Of course, living in Texas, we’d like to note it also goes smashingly with Tex-Mex, so break out the chips and salsa, invite some friends over and have yourself an early Cinco de Mayo fiesta. We’ll raise our bottles to that!
Cheers to you, Pint Jockeys!
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Texas City, Beaumont and Victoria to enjoy selection of new brews and warm-weather favorites
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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Del Papa Distribution Centers
Texas City, TX 77591
3907 E. Rio Grande
Victoria, TX 77807
410 I-10 South
Beaumont, TX 77707
See you there!
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A Texas Tuesday German-Style Doppelbock
We’ll preface this blog post by saying you’ll be lucky to get your hands on today’s Texas Tuesday featured beer, Rahr and Sons’ The Regulator.
Part of the brewery’s “To Thee Series” (and therefore brewed in seriously limited supply), The Regulator is a German-Style Doppelbock named after and brewed in honor of the Regulators of yesteryear, “a deputized posse, persistent and strong, resilient and relentless,” according to Rahr and Sons.
With the abovementioned characteristics and at 8.5% ABV, it’s easy to see why they call Rahr’s doppelbock an overwhelmingly more robust version of a traditional bock. The Regulator is made for “malt heads;” it’s got a large, creamy, persistent head with intense malty flavors and aromas with little hop presence.
We hear the Fort Worth-based brewery is serving up The Regulator at events throughout Texas. Should you be so lucky to attend one, or happen to snag a bottle at your favorite watering hole, for Pete’s sake, let us know where!
Until next time, Pint Jockeys!
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Cornel’s Smokin’ Hot Blonde
We love a good Southeast Texas-brewed beer. Brews from both Texas BIG BEER and Cornel’s Gulf Coast Brewing Company consistently make the top of our “favorite local beers” lists (what’s at the top of your list?).
We suppose the taste of a Buna- or Beaumont-made brew just warms our taste buds with Southern comfort, which is why today we’re featuring a spicy selection from Cornel’s Gulf Coast Brewing Company in Beaumont. Cory Nelson’s Smokin’ Hot Blonde is our “Think Local, Drink Local” Texas Tuesday pick of the week.
The 2-Row base brew with 20% smoked grain, Hallertau and Willamette hops is fermented with Chico. Aged for about a week with roasted Poblano peppers (seriously, where else but Texas?), Smokin’ Hot Blonde has a natural kick of heat and a great roasted flavor on the backside. Even better, it’s got a medium, light body, making it the perfect brew to cool off with during these muggy Texas days.
Send Cory a message on the brewery’s Facebook page and set up a visit to his “micro-nano-brewery” off Highway 105. After you’ve tried Smokin’ Hot Blonde (and Maelstrom, too), come back here and let us know what you think!
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