Fairfield - Bells Brewery
“Our journey began with a 15-gallon soup kettle, a quest for better beer and countless batches of homebrew. The passion and personality that began Bell’s continues today through our breweries and Eccentric Café. We continue to grow and evolve, dedicated to our mission; to be fiercely independent, 100% family owned, deeply rooted to our community, committed to the environment and brewers of inspired beer.”
Bell’s beer that you will be able to try on Friday include: Oberon Pale Wheat Ale, Quinonnon Falls Lager, Le Controbissiste Biere de Garde Strong Pale Ale, Porter, Two Hearted IPA, and possibly more!
Eastgate - Listermann Brewing Company
About Listermann Brewing Company
Listermann Brewing was founded by husband and wife Dan and Sue Listermann. Dan began manufacturing home brew parts and shipping them throughout the country in 1991. Listermann Brewing operated as a home brew store until 2008 when they acquired a 2BBL brew system and they started making their own beer. From there Listermann has been making award winning beers for years! If you want to get the history right from Dan Listermann they’ve got a great story on their website.
Listermann beer that you will be able to try on Friday include: Pinkies Out Chardonnay NE Style Pale Ale, Team Fiona NE IPA, Don't Talk Sh*t About Norwood Pale Ale, and possibly more!
On October 21, we’re getting our festival on at BOTH Jungle Jim’s locations with two very different, but equally flavor-filled events!
Jungle Jim’s Fall Smash - Along with the weather, fall flavors can be just as intense. We’re celebrating both with our third annual Fall Smash! Hard cider, pumpkin beer and local food trucks will take over the Greenhouse at our Fairfield location for a full day of food and revelry. Food trucks from all over the area will be set-up and ready to go at 11:00 AM and will be here until 7:00 PM, then we’ll get things started inside the Greenhouse at 3:00 PM sharp. We’ll have some live entertainment, too. Let’s have some fun!
What’s the other fest? Head here to check out Jungle Jim’s Taste of the Sea!
This week we are pleased to have Stone Brewing Co. at both Fairfield and Eastgate! Come on out and grab a pint with us!
About Stone Brewing
"Founded by Greg Koch and Steve Wagner, Stone Brewing has come a long way since opening up in San Diego, California in 1996. We have been listed on the Inc. 500 | 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list 11 times, and has been called the “All-time Top Brewery on Planet Earth” by BeerAdvocate magazine twice. Stone Brewing is the ninth-largest craft brewer in the U.S. and with our breweries in Richmond, Virginia & Berlin, Germany, we join artisanal brewers across the world in the quest to show the public that there are more…and better…choices beyond the world of industrial beer."
So what are we drinking on Friday?
Fairfield: IPA, Mocha IPA, Arrogant Bastard, Who Ya Callin' Wussie?, Ripper Pale Ale, RuinTen With Orange Peal and Vanilla Beans.
Eastgate: Delicious IPA, V16, Tangerine Express IPA, Who You Callin' Wusse Pilsner, Arrogant Bastard Ale
We had a little fun with a new 360 camera at Beer Fest. See if you can find yourself by panning the video around while it's playing!
Over 400 beers and 100 breweries all in 360 degree awesomeness.
As summer heats up, most folks (including yours truly) start reaching for lighter beers that better suit the long hot days. One of the more popular styles of beer to fit this niche is Hefeweizen, which provides refreshment and drinkability without sacrificing flavor. But how much do you really know about our much loved friend Hefeweizen? Well. . .
Hefeweizen (pronounced hef-uh-vie-sehn) is a German style of beer whose name literally means “yeast wheat.” Hefe means yeast while weizen means wheat. Including the word hefe in the name refers to the fact that the beer is unfiltered. Every bottle and keg of hefeweizen contains beer yeast plus lots of wheat protein which contributes to its classic hazy and cloudy appearance. If you filter out the yeast sediment from a hefeweizen, it is called a kristallweizen and will have a crystal clear appearance. You also sacrifice texture and flavor by filtering the beer, so kristallweizen is fairly rare.
Hefeweizens originated in southern Germany, specifically Bavaria, and have been brewed there for hundreds of years. Hefeweizens were among the styles of beer granted an exemption from the Bavarian Purity Law, or Rhineheitsgebot, of 1516. They were exempted because the Rhineheitsgebot didn’t permit the use of wheat, but Bavarian royalty and the noble court were so enamored of the beer that they demanded access to it. In this way, hefeweizen truly is a beer for kings, though it has found plenty of love among us commoners, too! Modern production of hefeweizen began in 1872 when Schneider und Sohn began brewing operations. Hefeweizens will typically use 30-50% wheat, much of it unmalted, while the remainder will be malted barley. This prodigious use of wheat provides plenty of haziness and well as a voluminous, rocky white head of foam that lasts and lasts, sitting atop a beautiful straw, golden hued beer. Alcohol ranges from 4-5.5% abv. The beer is traditionally served in tall, slender weizen glasses that showcase the beautiful color of the beer while allowing the huge head to form. The wheat will also provide a zesty, citrusy tang to the beer.
The real star of the show, when it comes to hefeweizen, however, is the yeast. Hefeweizen yeasts belong to a specific subspecies of ale yeast that behave in a very unique way. Hefeweizen yeast is very vigorous and active, fermenting a beer very quickly and at warmer than usual temperatures while also producing aromatic and flavorful byproducts that are the signature of hefeweizen. Anyone who has ever tried hefeweizen will notice that it tastes of banana and clove. These flavors come from yeast-derived organic compounds called esters and phenols. Specifically, the banana flavor comes from an ester called isoamyl acetate while the clove flavor derives from a phenol called 4-vinyl guaiacol. So no, there isn’t actual banana or clove in your hefeweizen - the yeast just makes it taste that way.
fruit-based desserts, and spicy fare like Indian or Mexican cuisine. Some titans of the style that you simply must try include Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, Paulaner Hefeweizen, Ayinger Brau Weisse, Schneider Weisse Unser Original, Sierra Nevada Kellerweis and Boulder Sweaty Betty. If you ever have any questions or want recommendations, feel free to ask one of us in the Beer & Wine Department. Cheers!
Jungle Jim’s International Market is excited to be a part of the next episode of Turning Craft, a new show from the creators of Brew Studs. Featuring local breweries and businesses, Turning Craft attempts to show non-craft beer drinkers what makes craft beer so special (and delicious). We’ll be filming soon, with release to follow shortly after.
If you have a friend or family member who you think would be a good candidate for craft beer conversion, and would make an ideal guest on the show in Cincinnati, let us know on the Brew Studs blog, right here: http://tinyurl.com/ydcd3tn2
Check out the first episode below to see what Turning Craft is all about. And stay tuned for more information about episode 2, coming soon. Cheers!
It's almost Friday which means Pint Night time at Jungle Jim's International Market in Fairfield and Eastgate. This Friday we will be featuring MadTree Brewing at both locations! Their new Entropic Theory IPA will be front and center on draft at both locations!
About MadTree Brewing Company
You will be able to try these awesome beers from MadTree on Friday:
Eastgate: Entropic Theory IPA, PsycHOPathy IPA, Lift Kolsch, Shade Blackberry Gose, Boysen The Hood Belgian Blonde, and Batch 2.0.
Fairfield: Entropic Theory IPA, Boysen the Hood Belgian Blonde, Axis Mundi Russian Imperial Stout, Lift Kolsch, Inchi The Killer Pale Wheat Ale, Bill Rye The Science Nye, and Joon Kolsch.
Fairfield - Rhinegeist Brewery
Eastgate - Great Lakes Brewing Company
state. Two decades, multiple awards, and a whole lot of stories later, Pat and Dan Conway celebrate over two decades of brewing exceptional beer for their adventurous and discerning customers.
In addition to their seasonal selections, you will find many Great Lakes staples on the shelves, including Dortmunder Gold Lager, Eliot Ness Amber, Burning River Pale Ale, Commodore Perry IPA and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter in our beer department.
Great Lakes beer that you will be able to try on Friday include: Lake Erie Monster, Hop Madness, Pub Series West 25th Stree, Pub Series Holy Moses, Eliot Ness, and more!