Two Coast Pilsner
In many parts of the world Pilsner is virtually synonymous with lager beer. Legend has it that roaming Bavarian beer smith Josef Groll was called into action to revive the fortunes of a flagging brewery in the Czech town of Pilsen, where the locals had taken to smashing barrels of substandard ale in the market square. Groll put his bottom-fermenting know-how to work and created a crisp, clear lager with a fine bitter and called it after the town he was in. It found its way back home to Bavaria and from there started to colonize beer palates around the entire world.
In Germany Pilsner is a lager with distinct regional differences – from a pronounced, fine bitter in the North to silky sweetness in the South. Two Coast Pilsner pays homage to the great Bavarian version with a recipe that lets three noble hops from Germany’s verdant South play off six hand-selected malts from our grain gurus at Weyermann in Bamberg. We even resurrected the malt variety Barke, renowned for its flavor and brewing properties but long shunned by farmers for its miserable contribution to their bottom line. The result is a polished, complex, dry and clean finishing beer that balances a pleasant bitter, fine hop aromas and robust malt flavors.