Summer’s just around the corner, and in preparation we brewed up a small batch of Pilsner. This batch laid the foundation for our planned 30-BBL batches ahead of releasing Lagertha Pilsner as our new summer seasonal.
Lagertha Pilsner is named after our brewery – which is named after a Viking shieldmaiden. The name was bestowed upon this beer because this was our first flawless brew day.
Brewed with German Pilsner malt and Saaz & Mosaic hops, our first batch turned out fantastic! We were about to release the brew last week, but realized we weren’t sure if it exhibited the intrinsic qualities a summer brew has.
So, like a lot of our problems, we turned to science for the solution. We put our best lab technician – Brad Enegren, father of Chris and Matt – on the case.
After much thought, he opted for a strenuous test at a special field testing laboratory designed for this kind of high-tech assignment.
So, with a successful validation, Lagertha Pilsner will be on tap at the brewery tasting room this Wednesday starting at 4pm!
This is not only one of our favorite beers, but also one of the more challenging beers we brew. The technical challenges in brewing a light beer with a perfectly balanced hop profile and a clean yeast flavor is no easy task; it takes planning, time and patience. After our strenuous testing, we’re sure you’ll enjoy Lagertha Pilsner as much as we enjoy brewing it!
And stay tuned, we’ll be announcing more lager brews in the coming months.