Tuesday, 3 June 2014
June special - Pilsner
Our brand new special for the month of June is a traditional bohemian pilsner at 4%.
Patience is the key to brewing Pilsner, this straw coloured, slightly sweet beer with mild spicy, floral and citrus notes has been bottom fermented and cold conditioned at near freezing temperatures for 3 months. The result is a beer with a cleaner, crisper aroma and flavour perfect for that refreshing summer drink.
The first pilsners were brewed in the Czech Republic in 1842, fermented in caves at lower temperatures which improved clarity and shelf life, compared to other beers at the time. Made using paler malts than it's contemporaries, and flavoured using the noble hop, Saaz, for a distinctive earthy and floral character with low bitterness. Pilsner has grown to become one of the most popular beer styles in the world, and although we don't have a cave to ferment it in, our Pilsner is brewed using the same techniques as the original pioneers of the style.