Here are some helpful notes from Hermitage Brewer Greg Filippi:
This beer is incredibly drinkable at about 5% abv, and we see ourselves enjoying it all summer long - or until it runs out. I spent some time selecting the German ingredients to make a proper Pilsner. First, German pilsner malts create a light, dry malt backbone and a beautiful pale golden color. Then, German Magnum hops balance the malt character with a smooth, clean bitterness. Of course, the classic, noble avor of Saaz hops lends a lovely crispness that accentuates the clean, dry nish. We dry hopped the beer with about another pound per barrel of Saaz.
Pairing Suggestions: I love Tandoori-spiced salmon with this beer. Beer-braised bratwurst also works well because the style, Pilsner, is the perfect beer for foods that are sweet and spicy.
Pilsner is one of the most popular styles of lager beers in Germany and greater Europe. They are refreshing beers with a dense head and typically hoppy, spicy, herbal or floral aroma and flavor. Often coarse on the palate with some citrus and bitterness.
- ABV: Low alcohol
- Color: Straw
- Glassware: Pilsner/Flute glass
- Temperature: 40-45 oF
- Food Pairing: White fish, chicken, salad