Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Hoppers Stein Knocker

About a month ago, many readers got their panties in a bunch over a post titled "Greg Schirf Has a Chubby for You". The title perfectly described the story at hand. Greg Schirf had a mini keg, he's nicknamed the chubby (because it's well...chubby) in his hand and he'd love for you to have them them. Any inference to a dirty pun is on your dirty mind, not his or mine.

This morning I briefly wrestled with today's title and completely pussed-out. Today's post was set to be titled, "Nice Knockers"! which like the above mentioned title is a accurate description of the artwork and the beer. I caved in. So (at least for today) the more squeamish will get a reprieve. Now on to the beer.

Donovan Steele, Secret Agent and Brewmaster at Hopper Brewpub will be adding a new addition to their Storehouse Reserve Series in the next couple of weeks.

Next up is an Old-style Oktoberfest-Märzen called Stein Knocker Lager. It's made with all German grain and Spalter Select Hops. Märzenbiers are some of my favorite lagered beers. They're typically dark copper in color with a medium to high alcohol content. They are full-bodied, rich, toasty, with slight hints of vanilla. Donovan is quite talented where lagers are concerned, this one should be quite nice and will come in at 6.0% abv.

Märzens usually only pop-up during the fall months and it looks like Dono's will be amongst the first this season. As the release dates get closer we'll let you know when and where they'll be available.

Prost!

4 comments:

Don LaVange said...

I've found that ignoring such complaints leads to less of them. Well, less readers too. Mea culpa...

I liked the chubb line. Sheesh.

Anonymous said...

Agreed with Don. Send complaints to the round file and forget about them.

Also, this is awesome! I love Marzens so much, and can't wait to try a good local one.

Jon Lee said...

WRT the "Chubbies"
The IPA went on sale Friday at the Beer Store. I've got one at my house and it's pretty sweet!!

Golden ale next Friday

kent said...

I tried the Stein Knocker at the fest. It was really good. In fact I tried it several times just to make sure I wasn't confused the first time.