21 May 2010
Week three of the Friday Beerbuzz and I’m starting to get the hang of things. Nancy and John make it all look so easy, but trust me…they are very good at what they do (thank god). I’ll admit it’s taken me three weeks to notice the “On Air” light in the studio, and with my back to board operator Bosco, I suspect I’m still missing quite a bit of what goes on behind the scene.
Last week the Friday Beerbuzz followed a live interview with Joe Biden, which was a lot of fun for me. Now granted I got to sit quietly in the studio while Joe was on, but it was still a really fun experience….thanks to Nancy for landing that interview.
I know as you read this you're already saying, “two paragraphs and no mention of the word beer?” Well here we go. Today we were lucky enough to have a real treat. Our beer of the week offered us all a sneak peek (or should I say sneak-taste) of a yet-to-be-released beer. Today we tasted the re-released Stegmaier Summer Stock Pilsner. This is a beer that was put out in 2006 as a summer seasonal following the spring addition of Stegmaier Bock.
Summer Stock Pilsner is the first lager-style beer we’ve tasted on the show, and I think a really solid choice in that it is not only a traditional northern-German lager but also a Pilsner style. Since most Pilsners have a little more hop-backbone to them, this fit nicely with our first two weeks of tasting hoppy-ale-style beers. This beer is a crisp, clean VERY slightly-lemony and VERY sessionable and drinkable Pils.
I’m not sure why so many people ask, but I think it is usually evident what everyone on the show thinks of the beers. I encourage people to taste them several times, but to also be honest about their preferences. Also many times after the show, we get a chance to talk and taste more and opinions many times do change in a positive way after a few more tastes. Needless to say this was a beer everyone enjoyed. Look for Stegmaier Summer Stock Pils to available very soon and look for it to be priced similarly to the other Stegmaier seasonals.
If you’d like to taste it NOW….there will be a special Meet The Brewer Night tonight (5/21) 5:30PM at Madisons in Nanticoke. Darel Matthews from the Lion brewery will be on hand with Summer Stock Pils and some of the other new Stegmaier brews like their Pale Ale and IPA. Stop in to Madison’s tonight and try today’s beer for yourself.
Thank you to Leo Orlandini, Bob Klinetob, Darel Matthews and everyone at the Lion Brewery for brewing some new and exciting beers, for seeking the input of our local beer community, for listening to our input AND for sharing their new beers with everyone on the show. A second thank you goes out to John, Nancy, Joe, Sue and Bosco for making this yet another fun Friday Beerbuzz……
Bringing good beers and good people together.
As always to check out the show video on WILK you can click HERE. We encourage your beer suggestions, input and opinions so please be sure to comment on WILK, or here on mybeerbuzz.com OR feel free to e-Mail Nancy, John or myself.