The 19th century held many innovations and improvements to the quality of beer making in Europe, including the malting process to create a lighter pale malt that became the base for the golden coloured beer. Brewers in Bavaria were using a bottom fermenting lager yeast at the time and a brewer brought those techniques to Pilsen and the Bohemian Pilsner was born. With the growth of the railroads in Europe and refrigeration, the popularity of this pale golden lager made its way to the brewers of Northern Germany. The northern water source had higher sulfate levels than the water in Pilsen creating a distinctly different pilsener beer – lighter in colour, dryer, and slightly more bitter beer. The pilsener has easily become one of if not the most iconic beer style in the world. Congregation Pilsener is our take on the beautiful and delicate beers of Germany.
This light golden lager pours with a thick dense foam cap. The aroma boasts the grainy pilsner malt with an assertive grassy and herbal noble hop character. The flavour is balanced with a crisp grain, clean fermentation, and an assertive bitterness that finishes dry and clean.
White cheddar, prosciutto, bratwurst, scallops, asparagus, lemon shortbread cookies
Pokal, flute, Pilsner glass
Malts: Pilsen Malt, Carafoam
Hops: Magnum, Hallertau Mittelfruh, Saphir
Yeast: German Lager