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Big Ideas Series 06

Twisted Pilsner

4.8% ABV

Light, fruity lager brewed with 100% Pilsner malt and Czech hops

Celebrate variety. Reflect a sense of place. Brew modern takes on traditional styles. Brew contemporary styles with a twist. Avoid overused hop varieties. Full flavour spectrum brewing.

This is the Big Ideas Series, the first set of releases from the brewery. The beers are all unfined, vegan friendly and conditioned in package: bottle, keg and cask. We love our beers and hope you do too... let us know! 
 

Background

The iconic Pilsner style’s balance of malt sweetness and delicate hop character make for an irresistible drinking experience. This ‘twisted’ Pilsner is gently dry hopped, adding a refreshing citrus note to the aroma. Unfiltered, unpasteurised and naturally carbonated to retain a gentle haze and smooth mouthfeel.

Tasting Notes
Lemon and lime citrus lead the aroma, accompanied by delicate herbal and spice notes. Classic light-bodied malty sweetness with notes of honey from the pilsner malt. Clean and crisp with a soft lingering bitterness.

What The Hell Was I Thinking?
I was lucky enough to visit the Hop Research Institute in Czech Republic a few years ago and came back inspired to brew a pilsner with the classic Saaz hops in the boil and dry hopped with a ‘twist’ of Kazbek; another Czech variety known for its lemon citrus notes. The sample I took from the fermenter a couple of days after dry hopping the first batch told me in no uncertain terms that this hop is massively underrated! Bucketfuls of tropical and citrus fruit transformed what was already a very tasty lager into something more like a modern IPA. Subsequent versions have had the dry hop reined in slightly, to move the malt/hops/yeast balance a few stops closer to a traditional lager, but it's still a twist more hoppy than your classic Czech Pilsner.

Bottle conditioned, vegan friendly

Ingredients/Allergens
Malts: Pilsner
Hops: Magnum, Saaz, Kazbek
Yeast: W-34/70