In this beer blog, we are going to take a look at another beer from Heavy Seas Brewing. Thanks to my loving sister for getting the beer of the month for Christmas to write about this beer. This time around we are sampling their Small Craft Warning Uber Pils. If you read my earlier blog on their Loose Cannon Ale, you know the history of this brewery. If you have not read that beer blog, please, read that beer blog. Let us get into the beer.
This Pils has a clear golden color without a head on the beer. The smell is extremely fate and I am having a hard time picking up what the smell. The taste is a sweet carbonation hoppy and the aftertaste is a malty dry crisp finish. It is a session beer and I am looking forward to go back to Michigan to drink some Heavy Seas beers.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
Unofficially the original American Uber Pils, Small Craft Warning is a rich, golden bock lager with big malt flavor and a crisp hop finish. 7.0% Alc./Vol.
Here is a description from their website (www.hsbeer.com):
Small Craft Warning
Arguably our most well-balanced beer, Small Craft Warning seems at once hop-forward and malt-forward; our brewers debate over which flavor force prevails in the beer. Small Craft exemplifies a robust pilsner—it’s crisp, well-carbonated, and slightly sweet. The beer is characterized by a firm malt backbone and a pronounced hop character. A fine aroma, from an array of hops, completes this quaffable beer.
- Style: Über Pils
- ABV: 7%
- IBUs: 35
- Availability: Year-round
- Hops: Warrior, Palisade, French Strisselspalt, Saaz, Simcoe, Cascade
- Malts: 2-row, Munich, Caramalt
- Food Pairings: Baked chicken, mild cheddar cheese, shortbread cookies
- Glassware: Pilsner
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I have grown to love these beer styles, which is craft lager and pils. I have enjoyed several beers I have had from this brewery. They are not shy to boost the ABV in their beers. I do not think I have ever saw a beer less than 5.0% ABV in their beers. I could be wrong. I have not had all their beers. I love the smoothest and drinkablity of this beer. It comes with a shark bite that will sneak up on you if you are not careful. I hope they come to Chicago, if not I know where to find them in Michigan. They make some great classic beers with their own twist. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser