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Beer Styles

Pilseners and Pale Lagers

The original hoppy, pale beer style, pilseners offer clean, bready maltiness and plenty of hop character. Classic interpretations can be traced back to areas of Germany and what is now the Czech Republic. When exploring this style, take note of the fuller-bodied bohemian styles reminiscent of Czech versions, compared to the thinner German interpretations--these characteristics are mostly attributed to the water character of each region.

  • American Lager

    American lager has little in the way of hop and malt character. A straw to gold, very clean and crisp,...

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    American Lager

  • Bohemian-Style Pilsener

    The Bohemian pilsener has a slightly sweet and evident malt character and a toasted, biscuit-like, bready...

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    Bohemian-Style Pilsener

  • European-Style Export

    Sometimes referred to as a "Dortmunder export," the European-Style Export has the malt-forward flavor...

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    European-Style Export

  • German-Style Helles

    A beer for beer lovers, the German-style helles is a malt accented lager beer that balances a pleasant...

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    German-Style Helles

  • German-Style Pilsner

    Quite possibly the most iconic beer style in modern history, the pilsner captured the attention of beer...

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    German-Style Pilsner