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Behind the Scenes at the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in the Czech Republic

Drinks Mike Reis 3 comments

I visited the brewery to see how Pilsner Urquell is made today, as well as to see some of the equipment and methods that were used in the past. Barrel-fermented, unfiltered pilsner? Don't mind if I do... More

New Beer: Firestone Walker Pivo Hoppy Pils

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

Firestone Walker's recently released Pivo Hoppy Pils was influenced by Czech and German pilsners, but was actually inspired by a dry-hopped pils from Birrifico Italiano in Northern Italy. More

Snapshots from Bottling Day at the Trumer Pils Brewery in Berkeley

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

When it's fresh and crisp, served on draft from a well-maintained line, there's not much that can beat a pilsner on a hot day. But imported pilsners are often over the hill by the time they make it here. Trumer's answer: they brew fresh pilsner in Berkeley, following the recipe and using the same base ingredients as the Trumer brewery in Austria, so you can drink it fresh. More

5 Underrated Beers You Shouldn't Take for Granted

Drinks Mike Reis 27 comments

Whenever someone refers to themselves as a "beer snob," my imagination takes me to a weird place. I envision a guy in a three-piece suit, monocle firmly wedged in the crinkle of his eye, daintily sipping his beer and complaining loudly about the lack of complexity in XYZ Brewery's new K├Âlsch. It's an exaggeration, surely, but the hyperbole forces recognition of what it was about snobbery that I so despise: the negativity. More

New Beer: Gordon Biersch Imperial Pilsner Brau

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

This beer would be right at home with salty meats—try grilled bratwurst or pastrami sandwiches. Have you ever tried an Imperial Pilsner? Is this a style you'd seek out? More

What to Eat with Pilsner

Drinks Michael Agnew 8 comments

In my world, Pilsner is the perfect beer. Poured into a tall, tapered glass and capped with a fluffy inch of white foam, its brilliant golden hue has a way of making me seriously thirsty. It's also a great accompaniment to a wide range of dishes. More

Homebrewing: How to Brew Pilsner

Drinks Joe Postma Post a comment

Traditionally this medium-bodied style has a rich, grainy malt flavor that is complimented by a spicy and floral hop character. The dry finish should vanish on the tongue and leave you wanting more. Unfortunately, big breweries have changed the pilsner to be a boring and watered down representation of the original classic. But homebrewers can make this delicious lager to show their friends and family what a great, fresh pilsner can taste like. More

Pilsner (For Intermediate Homebrewers)

Serious Eats Joe Postma Post a comment

This is an all-grain homebrewing recipe which is written for the intermediate level, brew-in-a-bag homebrewer. Since this beer is a lager style, it's highly recommended that you have a temperature controlled refrigerator you can use for cold fermentation and lagering. If this is your first lager, read this lager overview before you begin to make sure you know the process. More

Serious Beer: Pilsner

Drinks Nick Leiby 30 comments

Brewers have been known to describe pilsners as the hardest style of beer to produce. Good pilsners have clean, light malt flavors like grain and crackers, often backed up by herbal and grassy hops. There are only a few ingredients in most pilsners, and they're outwardly simple beers. This simplicity and minimalism means there's nowhere for a brewer to hide flaws in their method—imperfections are laid bare to taste and smell. That said, I was blown away by the generally high quality of the US-brewed pilsners we tasted for this roundup. More

Beer Pairings: What to Drink with Mussels in Goan Sauce

Drinks Michael Agnew Post a comment

Goan fish curries are built on a piquant paste of fiery chilies, garlic, and the earthy and floral flavors of cumin and coriander. The nutty sweetness of coconut tames the spicy intensity while the tang of tamarind provides a touch of acidity. Luckily, these flavors are even better with the right beer alongside them. So what are the best beers to pair with this dish? More

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