Mexican Lagers: A History Of Good Taste
Jul13

Mexican Lagers: A History Of Good Taste

What do Mexican and Vienna lagers have in common? The answer requires a history lesson. The story begins in France with Napoleon III (the nephew of the O.G. Napoleon Bonaparte). The French Constitution prevented him from running for a second presidential term, so he decided to stage a coup and named himself emperor in 1852. As a part of his foreign policy, he offered Mexico to the Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, who accepted...

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Return to the Golden Goodness of a Pilsner
May11

Return to the Golden Goodness of a Pilsner

When interviewing candidates at The Birch, one of the questions we ask is, “What is your least favorite style of beer?” Nine times out of 10 the answer is lagers and pilsners. It’s understandable. New beer drinkers often explore radically different styles from the normal macro lager offerings. However, most of my hires would now say they have developed an appreciation for craft-brewed lagers and pilsners. The main difference between...

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Pounder Pils – Heavy Seas
May11

Pounder Pils – Heavy Seas

Pounder Pils Heavy Seas  | ABV: 5.0% Appearance: A bit foamy from the can with a serious off-white head that slowly recedes. The color is a golden orange with crystal clear clarity. Aroma: Hoppy with notes of pine, citrus peel, and lemon. Taste: Fairly balanced with hints of honey and grain coming through. Mouthfeel: Silky with medium carbonation. It’s clean with not much lingering on the palate. Drinkability: Great for the beach or...

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Shine Runner – Chaos Mountain Brewing
May11

Shine Runner – Chaos Mountain Brewing

Shine Runner Chaos Mountain Brewing | ABV: 5.3% Appearance: Pours a deep golden color with orange undertones and a pearly white diminishing head. Aroma: Sweet with hints of molasses and syrup. Taste: As classic to Czech pilsners, it’s a bit maltier, with notes of cereal, grain and candied orange peel. Mouthfeel: Very clean, almost dry, leaving no trace on the palate. Drinkability: Perfect for someone looking to break away from macro...

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Prima Pils – Victory Brewing Company
May11

Prima Pils – Victory Brewing Company

Prima Pils Victory Brewing Company | ABV: 5.3% Appearance: Pale golden color with a bright white quickly diminishing head. Aroma: Herbaceous and grassy with a bit of pineapple. Taste: Crisp and refreshing, but has a hoppy bitterness that lingers. Mouthfeel: Soft with medium carbonation. Drinkability: On the bitter side of pilsners with an IBU count of 64. That makes this beer a great option for IPA lovers who are looking to take it...

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