I’ve always loved the idea of a table beer. Justin Phillips, from Beer Table in Manhattan created this project around that very idea.
"What beer would I brew for myself to drink every day for the rest of my life? (Table Beer)"
Each of the brewers asked to participate in this project has been asked to brew a “Table Beer" that they feel they can fully explain and understand for themselves. It should be made with eating in mind, it should be replicable, and the provenance of its ingredients should be known.
I look forward to drinking the resulting beers and discussing to the last drop!
– Justin Philips
This beer is the second in the series brewed by Westbrook in South Carolina, a brewery that has been getting a lot of press lately for brewing Evil Twin’s beers stateside.
Here’s what the brewers of Westbrook had to say:
"This Czech-style pilsner is brewed with 100% pilsner malt and a blend of old and new world hops. Dry-hopping adds a hop accent to the nose, while cold fermentation with a a classic Czech lager yeast emphasizes the fresh grainy flavor of the malt and spiciness of the kettle hops. This beer provides plenty of flavor and nuance to be enjoyed on its own, but is also simple enough to get out of the way when food and/or conversation is the focus. We could drink it everyday!" - Edward and Morgan Westbrook
This version of a Czech pilsner is definitely a bit hoppier than one would expect. The flavors are grassy and herbaceous, leaving a bitter linger on the tongue. It happens to be more bitter on tap than in the bottle.
Available on Draft and in the Bottle at The Birch!