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Lagertha Pilsner

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

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.

Enegren Brewing Company Riwaka Pils

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.

The beer passed with flying colors.

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.



New Beer Release – Enegren Brewing Pilsner

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

We at Enegren Brewing Company are excited to announce our first ever brewed lager – Enegren Brewing Company Pilsner. The beer is so good, we have released it in the tasting room before we could even come up with a proper name.
Enegren Brewing Company Riwaka Pils
EBC Pilsner is a hoppy Czech-style Pilsner brewed with German Malts and New Zealand Riwaka hops (which you may remember from Riwaka Hopped Shorts Day). The beer is golden in color, extremely crisp, and comes in at an easy 4.8% ABV. The highlight of this beer is the New Zealand Riwaka hops used. Added as both the bittering and whirlpool hops – they impart wonderful passion-fruit, citrus and floral flavors.

The unique and complex Riwaka hops really shine through on this batch for an amazing flavor that is a must try for all beer lovers!

EBC Pilsner
Recipe Design

The brew is a simple design – the grist (grain) consists of over 95% German Pilsner malt and 95% New Zealand Riwaka hops. A touch of German Melanoidin malt is added to the grist to round out the body. And in addition to the Riwaka hops, a small amount of Nugget is added at the start of the boil for a clean bitterness.

This simple brew, fermented with a German Bock yeast, allows the unique and complex Riwaka hops to shine through.

ABV: 4.8% | IBU: 40
SG: 1.047 | FG: 1.010

German Pilsner Malt
German Melanoidin