Firestone Walker Brewing Pivo Pilsner

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Firestone Walker Brewing is new to the Carolina area and is now being distributed in the area now. This Firestone Walker Brewing Pivo Pilsner, 5.3% ABV a hoppy Pilsner showcasing stylistic influences from Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic with west coast US dry hopping. Pivo Pilsner pours a crisp clear golden color with a tight one and a half finger white head with dry aromas of crisp cracker with a little faint sweetness with a little bitter note wafting from it that gives way to a crisp cracker taste with a nice quick faint hit of malt with a bittersweetness towards the back of the mouth with a crisp bitter finish that is somewhat smooth and a nice light bitter aftertaste with a light mouthfeel. Pivo Pilsner a great introduction to Firestone Walker Brewing, I give Pivo Pilsner an A. It’s a refreshing Pilsner and one that is easy to drink. I highly recommend Pivo Pilsner. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!       

Throwback Thursday: The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery RPA, Rein Pale Ale

Orginally posted on July 14th, 2012.

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Yes my favorite brewery has been hard at work and here is a NEW brew RPA, no not Rye Pale Ale, this is Rein Pale ale, 5.2% ABV. This is a cross between an American pale ale and a German-style lager ale. OMB brews this with a combination of four different American and German barley malt varieties, spicy American Tettnag and noble Czech Saaz hop. This OMB pours a beautiful light amber color with a thin-ish white head. You can really smell the Hop scent here on this with a nice grassy note. Smells just like a fresh hop field. Nice! This RPA has a moderately bitter taste about it. Not to much bitterness, just the right amount to make it great. Great for most any occasion. There is a very very faint spicy note on the finish along with a still moderate bitterness that finishes light and crisp. This beer is a good NEW brew for OMB and they have done it yet again, in making an awesome and tasty beer. I love this brewery and can not say enough good things about them. This RPA is part of a small growing trend of hoppy/bitter beers that have been hitting the market recently, after the height of IPA crazy hit, which is now not so popular as it once was. Now the trend is more toward less hop and more bitterness but too much bitter and it sour which is the next trend I think. But this hit the trend make well with its hybrid American pale ale and German lager ale. Great beer. Just the right amount of bitter in this one. Not too much, yet not to little. Good work OMB! Keep it up. I would by this again, have it over and over again, just like all the beers they brew. I love a good tasty OMB brew! Cheers! Please drink responsibly!