In this special beer blog, we are going to get into this tenth of twelve beers from Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. This Pilsner is teamed by Firestone Walker Brewery and it is their Torpedo Pilsner Hoppy Pilsner. If you read my earlier beer blog posts from both of these West Coast craft breweries, you know the history of both of them. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Firestone Walker and Sierra Nevada Brewery. Let us get into this Pilsner.
This Hoppy Pilsner has a light golden to straw color with a constant white head. The aroma has a light earthy to sweet malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty to earthy tones with a dry hoppy crisp finish. It is extremely drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
This hoppy lager features intense fruity and floral notes from fresh New Zealand hops balanced against a crisp and clean malt body.
Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp, classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with the southern hemisphere’s finest hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style.
Here is a description from their website (www.beercamp.sierranevada.com):
Torpedo Pilsner is a hop-forward take on the crisp classic lager. We and the folks at Firestone Walker share a passion for New Zealand hop varietals, so we loaded our legendary Hop Torpedo with southern hemisphere hops for a fruity, floral twist on the pilsner style.
Just down the road from us in California’s Central Coast wine country, this rock star brewery has earned “Mid-size Brewery of the Year” at the World Beer Cup four times. Like us, Firestone is passionate about hops. Their skill with the ingredient shines in their Pale Series and elsewhere in a long beer lineup driven by a premier brewing team.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @firestonewalker and @sierranevada
In the end, I am still looking for an awesome pilsner and/or lager from a craft brewery. Does it take two craft breweries to delivery one? I hate to say it but these two great breweries were almost there. I believe it is the hop selection. I am looking for a traditional or classic pislner and lager. This one does not delivery it, however, it does give me something different. I like that. The hops that they picked gives off some tropical fruit notes. I am in love those hops from New Zealand. Both of these breweries did a great job on this beer. I will keep searching for a great traditional and classic lager or pislner style. If you can find a pack, do it. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser