Atwater Block Brewery - Atwater Pilsner

Atwater Block Brewery - Atwater Pilsner

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

4.70%

Atwater Block Brewery - Atwater Pilsner

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4.70%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 31
  • Serving Temperature: 40-45° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Pilsner Glass or Pint Glass
  • Malts: Pilsner
  • Hops: Tettnang
The world’s most popular style of beer is Pilsner, and it is sorely underrepresented in the world of microbrewed beers. Atwater’s version gives you an idea of what ‘mainstream’ beer used to be like in the U.S. prior to prohibition: flavorful! On the nose, expect grassy, floral, herbal hops—so characteristic of the Tettnang varietal used in this beer—along with clean, fresh malt and grain notes. On the palate, look for crisp, lightly sweet malt notes, with minor hints of fruit (think green grapes), offset by grassier malt notes. Finishes clean with a firm hoppy bitterness. Overall, it hits the mark, being both well-crafted and very easy drinking with a crisp, bitter bite—what true Pilsner beer should be. Another hallmark of this beer style is its food-friendliness; this beer will work with just about anything you can throw at it, from fried chicken to filet mignon.
The Atwater Block Brewery is located in the heart of Detroit's Rivertown district. Housed in a reconditioned 1916 warehouse, the 18,000-square-foot brewery features an imported state-of-the-art Kasper-Schulz German brewhouse and a 170-seat restaurant featuring a 60-foot bar with two-story glass walls that give patrons a direct view of the brewhouse. The brewery has changed hands a few times, from the original group of investors who, founded the place in 1996, to the second set of owners, who changed the name and founded the "Stoney Creek Brewing Company." Current owners Howard Hampton and Mark Rieth took over in 2005 when Stoney Creek owners hit troubled waters. The pair restored the original name and retained the original German brewmaster, Hazen Schumacher. ABBC typically focus on German-style lagers, but they offer up some tasty and creative ales as well. Prost! For more information about the brewery and brewpub—and scheduled tours—call (313) 877-9205 or check out their web site at www.atwaterbeer.com.
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