Yesterday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board announced a plan to lower the legal limit for drunk driving from .08% to .05%. In other words, you could get busted for having LESS alcohol in your system. They say it could save at least 1,000 lives per year. But it would still be up to each individual state to drop their level.
Brewed by: Brouwerij Roman N.V.
Location: Boortmeerbeek, Belgium
Style: Belgian Strong Blonde Ale
A.B.V. (Alcohol By Volume) 8.5%
Flavor: Spicy, caramel notes. Very light and bready.
Aroma: Malty and Sweet.
Pairs well with: Poultry and Fish
Beer notes: Rince Cochon is a Belgian Blonde Ale from the Flanders region. This ale is refermented in the bottle, resulting in a sediment at the bottom. Pour delicately to obtain a nice head. Dominant caramel flavor mixed with the bitterness of roasted malts and hops.
Find it: Available at Specs
My friends, The Pint Jockeys in Texas City have put together a list of events they are doing all week down in Galveston. If you are down on the island go raise a toast to ACBW with the Pint Jockeys.
Here is the official Pint Jockey press release:
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. The festivities kick off on Thursday, May 16 at the monthly Pint Jockeys tasting event, which will feature an all-Southern Star lineup, and continue into the weekend with a series of Pint Jockeys-sponsored events. On Friday, craft beer lovers can get an exclusive taste of “Pin-Up Pale Ale,” a custom Southern Star beer brewed right at Beerfoot Beach Bar, and revel throughout the weekend during the many Beach Revue happenings.
“We welcome the opportunity to support American Craft Beer Week and show off our extensive craft beer portfolio through these special, one-of-a-kind events,” said Matthew Sweatt, director of advertising and corporate social responsibility coordinator for Del Papa Distributing Company. “Craft breweries, made up of hard-working, creative individuals, deserve our support and we toast to their growth and continued success.”
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)
Friday, May 17, 10 p.m.: 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.) For more info click here