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Way Way Back

Pre-Prohibition American Pilsner  |  5.2% ABV  |  40 IBU

Back in the day, like way way back, like before prohibition, young Americans, mostly from Europe (aka IMMIGRANTS) made lager beer here. What did they taste like? Well, honestly, they were probably pretty bad. Maybe ok. Rustic is a good word. Who really knows – they didn’t have Untappd back then! (#burn) And that’s not to knock them or their contribution to history. Just, a lot has evolved and improved since then – from raw material farming to malting to sanitation practices to hop pelletization to packaging….basically, everything. And NO, there was no corn used. What do you think this is, Whiskey?! While some brewers used corn back then, it didn’t proliferate American lager beer until the 70s when everybody wanted water flavored beer. Anyways, we digress. We built a lager recipe from some old articles and style guidelines – which means, we used a fantastic and flavorful blend of Weyermann Floor Malted Bohemian Pilsner and Thomas Fawcett Maris Otter malts. And then we fortified it with some old school noble & american hop varieties – namely, Saaz, Mt. Hood, & Willamette. At the end of the day, this beer is bready- balanced meets snappy-crisp with a pleasant floral hop presence throughout that will leave you nostalgic for something your hipster great grandpa drank.