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New Beer Blog Stroh’s Bohemian Style Pilsner


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.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.strohsbeer.com

Twitter: @strohs_beer

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!

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twttier:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Goose Island 4 Star Pils


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In this beer blog, we are going to get a new beer, which is 4 Star Pilsner, from Goose Island Brewery.  When this beer was first released it was known as Blue Line Pils.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this Chicago base craft brewery.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head on this pilsner.   There is really no smell. It is hard to pick up. The taste has a slight sweet malty to a dry crisp hop aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.gooseisland.com

Twitter:  @gooseisland

Here is a description from their website (www.gooseisland.com):

Brewer’s Notes

This golden-hued pilsner has a light, fresh body and clean finish. Bright, refreshing carbonation mingles with German and American hops to give this pilsner a unique Goose Island spin.

Recipe Information

  • Style: Pilsner
  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.1%
  • International Bitterness Units: 44
  • Color: Light Golden
  • Hops: Meridian, Equinox, Mt. Hood

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.gooseisland.com

Twitter:  @gooseisland

Closing, I am not a huge fan of pilsners. Just like lagers, I am always looking for the best craft pilsner.  I believe 4 Star Pils is in my top three best craft pilsners.  I am fan of Rochester Mills Pine Knob Pils.  Goose Island did a great job matching the classic beer style.  I know there will be people that will love this beer.  I can see others hating this beer.  This is a pretty good brew.  It all comes down to the price.  There is cheaper and good pilsners and lagers on the market.  I highly recommend this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample the new brew, which is Nooner Pilsner, from Sierra Nevada Brewery.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know Sierra Nevada Brewery.  Let us get into new brew.

It has a clear golden color with a constant white head on this pilsner. The smell has a sweet malty notes. The taste has a sweet malty to slight hop notes. The aftertaste has a crisp dry finish. It is extremely drinkable.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

German-style pilsners are the original session beers.  Nooner is our version of the classic style, loaded with floral and spicy hop flavor and balanced by a crisp and dry finish.

Nooner Pilsner packs big flavor into an easy-drinking beer that’s fit for friends and afternoon adventure.  Nooner is our take on the classic German pilsner, filled with bright and zesty whole-cone hop flavor with a crisp, dry finish – the perfect pick for wherever the day may take you.

Here is a description from their website (www.sierranevada.com):

Nooner® Pilsner

A crisp, hoppy take on the original session beer.

Gather your friends, pack the gear, and head out to wherever the day may take you. A midday go-to, Nooner is our take on the classic German-style pilsner—one of the original session beers. Nooner is easy drinking yet packed with the big flavor of spicy and floral whole-cone hops. Its brilliant golden color begs you to take a sip and sink your taste buds into an extremely welcoming beer, full of flavor and balanced by a crisp, dry finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sierranevada.com

Twitter:  @SierraNevada

In the end, Sierra Nevada did it again.  They took a classic style and kept it a classic beer style.  They made the classic pilsner better.  It is a fresher and easy going looking brand.  You knew that Sierra Nevada would be working on some new brews here soon.  Here they are.  This one along with Hop Hunter IPA and new spring seasonal, which is Beer Camp Hoppy Lager.  The brew itself is true to the classic beer style.  To me, it is pretty average beer but I like it.  This is going to be my brew to do lawn work around the house in the spring and summer.  I highly recommend this brew.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser16@gmail.com

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Firestone Walker Brewing Torpedo Pilsner


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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:

Website:  www.firestonebeer.com and www.sierranevada.com

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Estaminet Premium Pils


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In this import beer blog, we are going to same Estaminet Tavern Premium Pils.  It is made by Palm Brewery in Belgian.  This Pils was named after the Taverns in Northern France.  The Spanish soldiers use to relax and get entertained from the girls in the country.  This beer was first brewed in 2011.  There is not much history on this beer.  Let us get into this Pils.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head on this Belgium Pilsner.  The aroma has a fresh spring day notes.  It is hard to describe.  The taste has a slight sweet malty with a nice slight hop notes like earthy notes.  The aftertaste is crisp finish.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from their website (www.palm.com):

Estaminet Premium Pils is the latest example of PALM Breweries’ craftmanship. You can see, smell and taste the result: a golden-yellow pilsner with a subtle hop aroma, low alcohol content (5.2%) and distinct fruity flavour. Estaminet Premium Pils is a thirst-quenching, refreshing beer.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.palm.com

Twitter:  no account

Closing, I like this Pils but I just feel there are better and fresher Pilsners on the market.  It is hard to keep beer fresh that is being shipped overseas.  I know most American beer drinkers like the beer to have that shunky taste.  It is off flavor taste notes.  This beer does not have those notes but I could imagine what it would taste like if it was fresher.  It is a good beer and I recommend you trying it.  I pick this beer up from a sampler back and I thought it was a great deal.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

Instagram:  @djweiser13

New Beer Blog Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning Uber Pils


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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

Year Round

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.

Beer Details

  • Style: Über Pils
  • ABV: 7%
  • IBUs: 35
  • Availability: Year-round
  • Hops: Warrior, Palisade, French Strisselspalt, Saaz, Simcoe, Cascade
  • Malts: 2-row, Munich, Caramalt

Suggestions

  • Food Pairings: Baked chicken, mild cheddar cheese, shortbread cookies
  • Glassware: Pilsner

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.hsbeer.com

Twitter:  @heavyseasbeer

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/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Blog Baderbrau Chicago Pilsner


Starting a new tab, we are going to sample out a beer, which is Baderbrau Brewing Company, called Baderbrau Chicago Pilsner.  The brewery, which is Pavichevich Brewing Company, was founded in 1988 by Kenneth Pavichevich, who was a former Chicago Police Officer.  He travel Europe and enjoyed find beers.  He believed that Chicago should have its own world class beer.  Kenneth filed for bankrupt and then sold to Goose Island Brewery in 1997.  It was later named Golden Goose Pils and later Goose Island Pils.  They stop brewing the beer in 2002 and lanched a beer called 312 Urban Wheat as a draft only and then bottles.  This pilsner was replace by one of the biggest craft brand in Chicago right now.  This beer returned in 2012 under Baderbrau Brewery Company in Chicago.  Let us get into the beer.

This pilsner has a dark golden color with a constant white head on the beer. There is really no smell to the beer.  The taste of the beer is the normal import pilsner. Even though the beer is a craft beer here in Chicago.  It is crisp dry and refreshing with a huge drinkable aspect to it.

Here is a descriation from the beer bottle:

Chicago’s Original Craft Beer

In 1989, when Barderbrau was first introduced in Chicago, its upstart spirit, revolutionary nature, and award-winning flavor won accolades and captured the imagination of a great city.  Rooted in the old-world ideas of Eastern Europe’s top craftmen and infused with bold American character, this beerdared to be greater.  This beer started Chicago’s craft revolution.  This Beer.  In your hand—now.

Its deep amber color, spicy hop-forward aroma, malty body, and creamy finish sets it apart from all others.  With an unconventional blend of the finest ingredients—North American water, exacting proportions of imported German aromatic Noble hops accenting Czech Saaz, an exclusive stain of European lager yeast, and robust malts from the USA—it defines a style all its own.  Baderbrau Chicago Pilsner.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.baderbrau.com

Twitter:  @baderbrau

Closing out the tab, this pilsner has that old school European feel to it.  I am just now getting into pilsner beer style.  I have to say this beer is interesting.  I do enjoy this beer and I do remember seeing Goose Island Pils in the market when I first moved to Chicago.  I never had it and I wonder if they could resurface that beer.  I know they will not do that because they want to be known as an Ale House.  This beer has a ton of flavor and exetremely drinkable.  A beer drinker could drink this in a Chicago Summer days to Winter days.  I love this beer and I am glad to see it back in Chicagoland area.  It is drinking the history of Chicago Craft history in your hand.  Go try and tell me your thoughts on this beer.  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser