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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 New Belgium Blue Paddle Pilsner


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from New Belgium Brewery.  It is their Blue Paddle Pilsner.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to know New Belgium Brewery.  Let us get into this Pilsner.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The aroma has a sweet malty to light citrus. It is pretty faded. The taste has a light carbonated malty notes with a dry crisp finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Employee owners and free time come together with ping-pong and our favorite Pilsner.  Blue Paddle always wins with a refreshing bitterness, vibrant finish, and an impressive backhand.

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

Blue Paddle Pilsener-Lager beer

is a Czech style pilsener with a refreshing crispness from noble hops and a rich, malty finish. ‘Blue Paddle’ refers to the implement our warehouse manager’s Grandma once used to lovingly paddle his a** when she caught him stealing sips of her beer. With more body than a traditional Belgian pils, Blue Paddle is reflective of Europe’s finest pilseners.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.newbelgium.com

Twitter;  @newbelgium

Ending, just like lagers, I am trying to find the perfect craft pilsner.  I believe that I have found the beer from New Belgium Brewery.  This is a nice drinkable beer but the one thing that I do not like about it.  It is pretty sweet for the beer style. I still love this pilsner. This is a beer that I would drink during football season or during a hockey game at home. 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 Beer Stores In Southeast Michigan Part 2


In this beer blog, we are going to talk more about the liquor stores in my area and market.  This is a follow-up from a blog that I wrote about year ago.   I just find some of these stores do things that are good or bad and craft or import beer drinkers should know.  I see some stores that are under charging and there are others that are over charging.  Let us get into each of the stores.

Wine palace

If you live in the Livonia or Westland area, you know about this liquor store.  They have a great liquor and wine selection.  I have been told that they have some gems over there too.  We are here to talk about the beer selection.  They have a great craft beer and import selection.  Just like everywhere else, you do need to watch code dates.  If they know you are one of their regulars, you will get some of the one off or limited releases.  They have a great Import selection and a nice beer cave.  Their prices are one of the best in town.  Their prices go pretty well against the Meijer down the street.  Overall, this is a place to check out.

Marcus Market

This place is located in the Wayne State area.  They have an average to below average beer selection. The huge problem with this store is they are not on top of their stuff.  What I mean, they do not know what most of their beer and product cost in their store.  Their prices are pretty high or way too low.  For example, which I have many, Blake’s 6 pack cans for $19.99, which should be around $9.99 and 10.99 like other stores.  Bell’s Planet Series Uranus single bottle (12oz) for $4.99.  While other stores are charges $2.99.  There is some cider and beer that are under cost.  There is a cider from Blakes that other stores charge $24.99.  They were charging $9.99.  They do not have too many rare beers or ciders, however, they have a great Mead selection just watch the prices.  Their little restaurant in the back of the store is a most try.  Asides  that, stay away from this store.

Forrest

This is another place not far from Wayne State either.  Their prices are pretty good.  They are little high but not by much.  They have a pretty good beer selection for craft beers and ciders.  This is a great store when you want some cheap beer with a good craft beer.  They get a ton of rare and limited craft beers and ciders. You will need to ask guys behind the counter. They have a nice staff and they are willing to help their customers.  I highly recommend this store.  If you are in the Wayne State area, come here and not Marcus Market.

Holiday Market Royal Oak

I have been here a few times.  I have not been here in a while.  I just know if I cannot find a beer in my area.  I can take a trip to the east side of the City of Detroit to get it.  They have an awesome craft beer and cider selection. I know many of friends said if you are a regular. You will get some of the one off and limited releases.  If you live on the east side, I highly recommend this place.

Closing, I know there are so many other stores and I know that I keep forgetting some of them.  Please, let me know about them and I will check them out.  I will do a write-up on them.  I hope you learn something from reading this post.  Let me know about your thoughts.  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 Rochester Mill’s Brewery Pine Knob Pilsner


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In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Rochester Mill’s Brewery.  It is their Pine Knob Pilsner.  They will be sending this out in package here soon.  This is a sample from the brewery.  If you read my earlier beer posts on their beers, you know the history of this Michigan craft brewery.  If you have not, please, read them to get to Rochester Mill’s Brewery.  Let us get into this Pilsner.

It has a clear golden color with a white constant head.  There is really no smell on this beer. The taste has a sweet malty and hoppy notes with a nice crisp aftertaste.  It is extremely drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer can:

Introducing out latest release. Pine Knob is light golden in color and crystal clear. Locally brewed beer that uses the highest quality ingredients available to deliver the crisp, refreshing, and flavorful taste you expect from a world-class Pilsner style beer. Hops are prevalent, with a clean bitterness and a floral flavor and aroma. Pine Knob Pilsner is smooth and crisp with a refreshing palate, making this an enjoyable, anytime, go to brew.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Twitter:  @rochmillsbeerco

Website:  www.rochestermillsbeerco.com

In closing, the key to any beer or brewery is the water.  If they have a great water source, they have one of best fresh body of water in the world. They have what it takes to be a good brewery.  The rest is the creative mind of the brewmasters.  The selection of the hops, barley, recipe, and malt is the rest.  I believe this brewery has all those elements. Most people think of this brewery as one beer brewery.  Yes, their milk stout is awesome but they make a great IPA, and red ale.  Of course, this Pilsner is pretty good.  They are a pretty balance craft brewery.  They kept to the classic beer style of the Pilsner.  Once again, it comes down to a great water source.  Rochester Mill’s Brewery has Michigan water that everyone around the world wants.  This is a great beer.  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 Sweetwater Brewery Road Trip Ale


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In this beer blog, we are going to sample one of their seasonal from Sweetwater Brewery.  It is their Road Trip Ale.  If you read my earlier beer blog posts, you know the history of this craft brewery.  If you have not read my posts on their India Pale Ale, please, do to get to know Sweetwater Brewery.  Let us get into Road Trip Ale.

It has a clear golden color with a constant white head on this golden ale.  The smell has a sweet malty notes.  The taste profile of this light to medium body has sweet malty to hoppy notes with a nice dry hoppy finish for the aftertaste.  It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Road Trips are carefree adventures that usually take unexpected twists, like when we crafted this beer.  It started out as a Pilsner recipe, but halfway through it blew a tire and ale yeast was put on as the spare.  The result was so good, it never could have been planned!

Enjoy the Ride!

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

Bikini Season – a fiery Pilsner fermented at ale temperatures for a fuller flavor, capped by and intense spicy-hop finish. Nobody Rides for Free

Specs – 5.2% alcohol available in six packs, Liter bottles, 15.5 Gallon ½ bbl kegs (US Sankey) and 5 gallon torpedo kegs.

Grain – Pilsner and Vienna Malt

Hops – Sterling and US Golding

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.sweetwaterbrew.com

Twitter:  @sweetwaterbrew

In closing, I love the story of this brew.  I can see that happening all the time in the brewery kitchen.  There is nothing wrong with that.  I just wish more breweries take it and keep on going with it.  I remember a few years back when I lived in Chicago.  Goose Island Matilda came out as a bad patch but it was not bad.  It was not Matilda.  It came out as a sour ale.  They redid and called it something else. I am not saying it is the case with this beer from Sweetwater.  The point is sometimes mistakes can be a good thing in the brewing process.  This is a great and drinkable brew.  I enjoyed this beer and I could enjoy it by the beach to a nice summer day.  I highly recommend this beer.  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 Big Horn Ram Brewery Norm! Pilsner And Tap Party


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In this beer blog, we are going to talk about the Tap Party at The Ram in Schaumburg, Illinois.  They were tapping their Norm! Pilsner.  If you read my earlier blog on their beers, you know the history of this brewery.  If you have not, please, read the first part of that beer blog.  This beer post we were talk about the beer and the food at the Tap Party.  Let us do this.

Norm!  Pilsner

This beer has a copper color with a white head that will disappear over the drinking experience.  The smell is of fresh air which I always get from pilsners. It has a slight earthly smell to the beer.  The taste is a full body sweet malty carbonation with an earthy aftertaste. This pilsner is pretty well balance and extremely drinkable beer

Here is a description of the beer from the brewery:

Norm!  Pilsner is a pleasant, thirst quenching lager hopped with plenty of Czech Saaz hops to please the palate.  This golden pilsner is slightly heavier than the Blonde and is about 4.8% ABV.

The Food

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We had the Border Burger and Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich.  Ram never disappoints when it comes to their food.  They do a great job with their food.

Here is a description of the food:

Border Burger:

Guacamole, bacon, pepper jack cheese, jalapeno, salsa, lettuce and tomato.

Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich: 

Amber ale marinated chicken breast, Porter BBQ sauce, slaw, tomato, onion crisps, roasted tomato-chipotle mayonnaise, and pretzel bun.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.theram.com

Twitter:  @theram

In closing, this was my first Tap Party from The Ram and I had a ton of fun.  This is not a bad pilsner and it is pretty good beer.  The food fits and pairs perfectly with the food that we order from the brewery.  As far as the food, I really enjoyed the Amber Ale Chicken Sandwich.  It was perfect with the pilsner.  I was not a big fan of the burger but it was still really good.  I believe my guest said the same thing.  If you are not a Mug Club member, you should become a member.  I cannot wait for the Tap Party at Wheeling in January.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Short’s Brew Pontius Road Pilsner


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When in Michigan for Thanksgiving, we are going to get into another beer from Short’s Brew Company.   The beer is called Pontius Road Pilsner.  If you read my earlier blog on their India Pale Ale, you know the short history on this young brewery from Michigan.  If you have not, please read the first part of that beer post.  Let us get into the beer.

The beer is a clear straw to bright yellow color with a constant bubbles.  It has a ton of carbonation with a big white head on the beer.  There is no smell to the beer.  The taste is a sweet carbonation with a nice hoppy to it. There is a little bitter aftertaste. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Quality lies just off the beaten path.

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

Pontius Road Pilsner

A true American style Pilsner where the malted barley, when blended with flaked maize (corn), produce a deliciously distinct flavor. It is light in body and color, with a surprisingly full flavor that gives way to crisp refreshment. Handfuls of hops provide pleasant aromatics and a wonderful dry finish.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  http://www.shortsbrewing.com

Twitter:  @shortsbrewing

Ending, I love craft pilsner but this one was a little different then the rest.  It reminds me of a fresher version of Stella.  I am not saying that this beer is a bad beer but it is not my style in the pilsner.  This beer is well made and designed to the classic style.  I did enjoy it but it is not one of my favorite beer from this brewery.  I can see people who will enjoy this beer.  It has a nice balance and easy to drink this beer.  I recommend people trying this beer.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it! \m/

Cheers!

Bill DJ Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser

New Beer Blog Uinta Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner


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In this beer blog, Uinta Brewing Tilted Smile Imperial Pilsner is the beer and brewery that will be featured in this post.  This beer is part of their Crooked Line as everyday 750ml bottle.  If you read my earlier blog on their Uinta Hyve Ale, you know a little history on this brewery.  If you have not, please read the first part of that beer post.  Let us get into the beer.

This beer has a straw cloudy color with a strong head that kills after a while. The smell is a sweet malty to the beer. The taste is a sweet malty almond to slight hoppy earthy to the beer. It is pretty drinkable beer.

Here is a description from the beer bottle:

Tilted Smile breaks away from the crowd.  Strong in character, yet approachable and versatile.  Fonfidently balanced with Saaz hops, and 100% Pilsen malt.  Crisp and delightfully carbonated.  Explore pairing with grilled meats and seafood.

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

Notes

Tilted Smile breaks away from the crowd. Big in alcohol , yet approachable and versatile. Confidently balanced with Saaz hops and 100% Pilsen malt. Crisp and delightfully carbonated. Explore pairing with grilled meats and seafood.

Art

Label art by local Utah artist Leia Bell.

Here is their website and twitter addresses:

Website:  www.uintabrewing.com

Twitter:  @uintabrewing

Closing, just like their Detour IPA I really enjoyed this pilsner.  I just feel that most American Craft Breweries always find ways to mess up classic German Beer styles.  I am happy to say that Uinta did not mess up this Imperial Pilsner.  This Imperial Pilsner is my favorite one.  There are not too many good Imperial Pilsners.  I have over the last few months fall in love with craft pilsners.  This beer comes at a good price at retail and I believe you will be impressed with this Imperial Pilsner.  Go get some!  Drink it!  Enjoy it!  Metal it!  \m/

Happy New Years!

Cheers!

Bill Weiser

Email:  djweiser13@comcast.net

Twitter:  @djweiser