In this beer blog, we are going to talk about the return to Stroh’s Beer to the City of Detroit. I will get into a little history. Stroh’s brewery, which was known as Lion’s Head Brewry, started in 1850. The first beer that was introduced was a Bohemian-Style Pilsner. It is crazy think they are repeating history with this once third largest United States Brewery. When Bernhard passed away, the son took over and renamed the brewery B Stroh’s Brewing Company. In 1902, the company removed the B and called themselves what they are known as now, which is Stroh’s Brewing Company. When Prohibition hit, they like other breweries they had to changed their business model. They made near beer but they made Stroh’s Ice Cream. It is still being made to this day. It is not being made in Detroit but their distribution center is still in the city. In 1982, Stroh’s brought a huge part of Schlitz’s Company. This put this brewery number three in the United States. This is where everyone points to the end of Stroh’s. Stroh’s in 1985 closed their 135 year old brewery. It was knocked down in 1986. Stroh’s sold to Pabst in 1999. Stroh’s Lager with the blue can was new designed in 1987. Let us talk about the Pilsner.
The Pilsner has a clear golden color with white constant head that will lace on your glass. The aroma has a nice floral notes. The taste has a nice balance to make it extremely drinkable beer. There is some nice sweetest from the malt but a nice hop bitter snap. This Pilsner is a little bit more bitter than your American Lager. I am too young to remember Stroh’s nor try it back in the day. I have been told that it has the Stroh’s snap finish. It is extremely drinkable beer.
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Closing, the excitement has spread wild. People’s faces has proud of something that was ours is back. It is crazy to think that Stroh’s beat out auto motor industry. It is also crazy that the brewery started with the Pilsner and it will start Stroh’s back up and running in Detroit. It is really great liquid and I believe that it will stay around after the hype. It is a beer that will welcome you with its appearance and aroma. It will have you coming back with the tasting notes and aftertaste. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Welcome Home Stroh’s!
Bill DJ Weiser