In this beer blog, Church Street Brewing is making its first appearance on this blog with their Continental Lager. Joe Gregor traveled around checking out local beers around the world and found a nice location in the Northwest Burbs of Chicago. Joe loves German Lagers and the craft beer drinkers will see a few Lagers in their beer line ups. This brewery opened the doors for the first time in 2012. They brew several different beer styles asides Lagers. Let us get into this Lager.
It has golden color with a big white constants head. The carbonation is heavy on this lager. There is really no smell. The taste has a light carbonation with a slight malty to hoppy notes. The aftertaste is clean crisp finish. It is a pretty drinkable lager.
Here is a description from their website (www.churchstreetbrew.com):
Smooth and drinkable, yet malty and complex with a noble hop kick. Church Street’s Continental Lager marries four German malts with three German hop varieties to create our quintessential pilsner. Notes of biscuit and grassy/floral hops make this a great beer to kick back with anytime. Enjoy!
- ABV 5.3%
- IBU 39
- SRM 7
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In the end, I have been on a search for a good craft lager. I believe this one from Church Street Brewing has come pretty close to it. This lager to me is too close to the European Lager Style. It is still good brew. I wished I could get another bottle of this brew but they are not available in the Southeast part of Michigan. I really did enjoy this Lager and it is towards the top of my lager list. I recommend this brew and I hope to hear your thoughts on this brew. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser