Sterling Pils has Arrived!Apr 16, 2013 Comments (0)
The weather is starting to warm up and our palettes are ready to welcome some lighter offerings. Enter, Sterling Pils.
As the latest addition to our Prismatic Lager Series, Sterling Pils is a Northwest take on a traditional beer style - The German-style pilsner. We established the Prismatic Lager Series in 2011 with the release of our Helles Belles followed by Lady of Avalon, and the idea that this series would highlight Ninkasi offerings that are embellishment of traditional lager styles. Sterling Pils is no exception, brewed with ingredients including Washington-grown Sterling hops, pilsner malt from Montana and Idaho, and naturally-filtered water from Oregon's McKenzie River.
Here's what founding brewer, Jamie Floyd has to say about this new brew:
“Sterling Pils is a Ninkasi twist on the Northern German-style lager in which we employ traditional techniques with North American ingredients. We are excited to release our third Prismatic Lager Series brew, continuing a tradition of thirst-quenching, drinkable beers for all occasions.”
Sterling Pils Stats
Starting Gravity: 1048
Malt: Rahr Premium Pilsner
Available: April through June
Description: Sterling Pils is a German-style Pilsner brewed with North American ingredients — including Sterling hops from Washington, Premium Pilsner malt from Montana and Idaho, and some of the best brewing water in the world from the Pacific Northwest.
Tasting Notes: In tribute to the Northern German Pils, we used North American hops and malt in this beer to bring both worlds together in harmony. A grassy, straw, and earthy noble-like hop aroma is balanced with a clean toasted malt profile with hints of honey. This lager is conditioned for a smooth taste throughout, with a crisp and refreshing finish. Sterling Pils pours straw-colored with tight head retention for maximum aromatic expression. With the balance and drinkability found in traditional German brewing, we are proud to offer Sterling Pils in our Prismatic Lager Series.
Food Pairings: Spicy Thai or Mexican foods, light fish like salmon or tuna, asparagus, salads
Look for Sterling Pils in 12-ounce bottles and on draft throughout Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia.
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