Pilsner

summer

A delightful deviation from expectation, yet true to tradition.

In spring of 2014, we brewed a test batch of pilsner, but before we could finish brewing it, it had already sold out. We love this light, crisp, and floral lager throughout the sweltering Memphis summers. So, we are cranking out our pilsner to help you beat those dogs days.

History

This Czech style originated in Pilsen, becoming a textbook definition of local brewing. Local noble hops (i.e. Saaz) were harvested, local pilsner grains malted, and the soft water profile of the area augmented the other ingredients. Brewers utilized the cool cavernous landscape as a lagering method. The popularity of the pilsner style swept across the European landscape. It wasn't until the repeal of Prohibition that a blander variation of the pilsner took hold of the American beer market. The Bohemian pilsner is a style that we traced back to its roots in order to replicate.

Appearance

Save for the small use of a Crystal malt, the entirety of the grist is Bohemian Floor Malted Pilsner which provides a translucent light golden color.

Aroma

The nose is a blend of the grainy and straw-like pilsner malt in conjunction with soft floral, slightly spicy American hops.

Flavor

The American sister hop to Saaz, Sterling, provides a soft bitterness and crispness to a light body.

Overview

  • ABV: 4.7
  • IBU: 30.3
  • OG: 1.046
  • FG: 1.008
  • SRM: 3.9

Food Pairing

Because of the subtleties in flavor, pilsners pair with most foods.

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Memphis, TN 38103
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