Or more accurately, an Imperial Keller Pilsner, apparently. In other words, unfiltered and designed to be tapped and quaffed asap. It's the second stab at a big ol' pilsner from the Richmond crew, one head brewer Dave Bonighton described as "a Black Forest Wolf in Western Districts sheep's clothing?", a comment that can possibly be ascribed to the fact he came up with it on the day of the brewery's Christmas party. The beer is a strong, unfiltered, cold conditioned "forever", spicy, malty, hoppy lager with an aroma Dave says is "slightly yeasty/spicy, but subtle, with no hint of the booze." It's packed with German Pilsener and Light Munich malts and Czech Saaz Hops and is only going to be appearing at a handful of places outside the brewery. We'll let you know where once they're out there.
Published December 14, 2011 2011-12-14 00:00:00