Saturday, September 05, 2015

Pic(k) of the Week: August pilsner refreshment

August pilsner refreshment

Pilsner infused with coffee? Misappropriation of a time-honored name? * Amok potluckery masquerading as 'creativity'? Yes, yes, and yes.

But, no. Merely because one can , does not mean one should.

In the pilsner pictured above, as counter-example, there was no coffee. Rather, a brewer had used skill (and art) to render something difficult as tangible. The brewer had 'created' —as in, to have "brought something into existence"— refreshment.

Simplify? It was a beautiful pilsner beer, for 26 August, 2015.

  • As seen at William Jeffrey's Tavern, in Arlington, Virginia.

  • * "Pilsner" is a noun (or an adjective in front of "beer"), and it has meaning.
    In 1842, a number of householders united to to form a "citizen's brewery" in Plzen. [...] A very pale (almost straw-colored), medium alcohol (4.5 to 5.5 percent alcohol-by-volume lager beer with a dry, crisp taste, mellow bitterness, and highly aromatic bouquet. ... [The] combination of very pale Bohemian malts; lovely Saaz hops; a long, slow cold ferment [by yeast with the ability to ferment beer at very low temperatures].
    Encyclopedia of Beer: Henry Holt, 1995.
    No coffee.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, usually posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject.
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