Monday, August 25, 2008
New Southern Star Brew
Its Monday, and I've got some pretty exciting news. According to their website Conroe's own Southern Star Brewery is getting ready to start brewing their fall beer. A Rauchbier! While certainly not for everyone a Rauchbier is a smoked beer, or a beer made with smoked malts. This beer that they call Pork Soda (because it tastes like ham in a glass!) is made with 100% Wyermann Malt from Hamburg Germany, the home of Rauchbier. Why am I so excited about this? For a couple of reasons. One, I think its a very under utilized style of beer that very few microbreweries in the country attempt to make. Second, this is Texas the home of BBQ and smoked brisket. What goes better with smoked brisket than smoked beer? Nothing I tell you. Third, Southern Star will be the first microbrewery in Texas to brew this style of beer (although a brewpub Covey has brewed a solid version). This is the type of stuff I was really hoping that Southern Star would do. Step out from the typical beers and make something unique, and more important something that could be unique for Texas. No word on whether this will be tap only or bottled (or canned).