31 May 2013

WILK Friday BeerBuzz - 31 May 2013 - Straub Maibock & Amber w/Bill Brock

We’ve had some great guests join us on the WILK Friday BeerBuzz…from as far away as Hawaii to just down the road in Plains, but today marked a milestone.  Our guest today traveled further than anyone has so far to join us in the studio to sample  his beers.

Straub Brewery is located in St. Mary’s, PA and while many may know the name, few people know how historic the brewery is.  Opened in 1872, Straub Brewery recently celebrated their 140th anniversary and in the last year they’ve made some really interesting additions to their packaging and beer line-up.  And what better way to learn more about the Straub Brewery and their great beers than to invite Straub Brewery CEO Bill Brock and Brewmaster Vince Assetta into the studio.

It was really interesting to hear the history of the brewery from Bill and how many of the practices and brewing processes started by their founder Peter Straub, are still in place today.  One of my favorites was the tradition Peter started of putting a red band around their wooden kegs as a way of identifying Straub Kegs.  That practice not only continues today with Straub Kegs, but the brewery adopted the color red for much of their marketing materials.

Bill gave us some really cool insight on Straub’s reusable bottles and why they’ve continued that tradition.  He also had a lot to say about the first two All-Malt beers to ever come out of Straub and the direction the brewery will take with them in the future.  Bill gave us some insight on the new Summer Seasonal India Pale Lager coming from Straub this summer and FINALLY someone explained to me the Straub Brewery Eternal Tap! It was also an honor meeting Brewmaster Vince Assetta and getting a chance to sample the new IPL!!
Of course we sampled some beer today, and what better way to kick it off than with the new All-Malt Straub Maibock.  This beer is loaded with malt flavor and it has a classic clean German hop finish thanks in part to the Liberty & Mt. Hood hops grown from German Hallertau stock.  We also sampled the classic Straub Amber and talked to Bill about it’s new packaging….the new Straub cans.  I’m excited to see Straub Amber, Light & Lager hitting cans and I suspect we’ll see more.

It was a lot of fun talking beer with Bill & Vince and be sure to get out and try some of their beers for yourself.

Thank you to Bill Brock & Vince Assetta from the Straub Brewery, Nancy, John & Joe for yet another
fun Friday.
The Friday BeerBuzz…bringing good beers and good people together. As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday BeerBuzz page by clicking HERE.

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