Thatz Not Okay
Umm, so we’d like to have a word with you. As most of you know, we’ve been lowkey brewing traditional-style lagers since our conception. BUT recently we’ve really enjoyed not clarifying them. While we’ve never filtered any of our beers (because we don’t own a filter) we do occasionally add wort clarifiers to our kettle and during conditioning to brighten the appearance of our beer. These things (irish moss, whirlfloc, gelatin, biofine, etc) occasionally work well, though their effectiveness isn’t wholly predictable, and while making the beer appear clear is “traditional”, they tend to weaken the head retention and lessen the mid-palate texture. That said, you know what else clears up the appearance of beer quite well? Time! Also, temperature! And that brings us to…this beer. We decided to not use any added clarifying agents other than time and temp for this batch of “Keller” Pils, allowing Weyermann’s Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner Malt and Czech Saaz hops to exist in their purest form, perhaps with the slightest sheen of haze, much to the chagrin of traditionalists. If that’s not okay, we don’t wanna be right.