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commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:12:00 PM »
Can anyone provide some good examples that are widely available? My Schwarz is tasting pretty damn good but I want to compare it to a solid example of the style to see if I should enter it in a competition or not.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 05:19:42 PM »
Where are you located? Rahr and Sons out of Fort Worth makes a great one called Ugly Pug. It's in most bars around town. I'm not sure how far out of Texas they go however.

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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2015, 05:20:06 PM »
Koestritzer and Moenschof come to mind from my time in Germany.

Devils Backbone makes a very good one, don't know if you can find it, I can't.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 05:23:20 PM »
I am near Denver. I believe I have seen Köstritzer Schwarzbier which is listed in BJCP
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 05:41:58 PM »
Koestritzer and Moenschof come to mind from my time in Germany.

Devils Backbone makes a very good one, don't know if you can find it, I can't.

+2 Koestritzer and Moenschof are the hallmarks for me.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 05:44:37 PM »
Does Xingu qualify?  Damn good black beer.

Haven't had Moenshof, but Koestritzer is very good.  Binny's used to carry this in the 5L mini-kegs.  Maybe they still do.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 05:46:34 PM »
I bought one of those mini kegs of Kostritzer a while back. It was excellent and went quickly.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 05:53:05 PM »
mmm. I am transfering mine to lager this weekend. 8)

Have you tried Black Forest from Squatters?  I think it is pretty darn good, but do not know how it matches up against German fare.

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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2015, 05:53:28 PM »
Thanks all. I will see what I can find. I am super excited about how this beer turned out and it is coincidentally my first lager.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2015, 05:55:49 PM »
Yellowhammer Lost Highway! First six packs hit the market next week!


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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2015, 05:59:11 PM »
Sending any out West?
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2015, 05:59:48 PM »
Sending any out West?

Only if you pay shipping. ;)

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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2015, 06:00:30 PM »
mmm. I am transfering mine to lager this weekend. 8)

Have you tried Black Forest from Squatters?  I think it is pretty darn good, but do not know how it matches up against German fare.

Never have. Sounds good.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2015, 06:01:51 PM »
Man, that label is sharp, Keith.  Pretty sure the beer's good too.
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Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2015, 06:11:17 PM »
Man, that label is sharp, Keith.  Pretty sure the beer's good too.

Thanks. It's fun to be the brewer and the designer. It's currently my favorite schwarzbier too. ;)