Chesapeake Bay Brewing Company - Chesapeake Premium Pilsner

Chesapeake Bay Brewing Company - Chesapeake Premium Pilsner

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Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

5.2%

Chesapeake Bay Brewing Company - Chesapeake Premium Pilsner

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.2%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 32
  • Serving Temperature: 40-45° F
The Chesapeake Bay Premium Pilsner is the flagship brand of the brewery. It is an authentic Czech style Pilsner – light in color, but bursting with hops. The Chesapeake Bay Brewing Company uses authentic German Pilsner malt and the finest German noble hops available to make this Pilsner. They also use traditional German brewing methods that include a minimum of 4 weeks of lagering. This beer will complement any food, but is essentially recommended with spicy foods.
Chesapeake Bay Brewing Company began brewing fine beers and ales in Raleigh, NC in the summer of 2001. The brewery was founded by Ernie F. Pride., a successful entrepreneur in other business ventures. The 22,000 sq ft brewery produces four different styles of beers, including a Pilsner, Pale Ale, Red Ale, and a Porter. The brewery is committed to producing fine products using the best malts from America, England, and Germany, hops from both America and Europe and priority strains of yeast. Distribution is limited to the Mid-Atlantic States at this time.

Pilsners are the most popular style by far worldwide. The style was originated Bohemia in a town named Pilsen by Plzensky Prazdroj. Their world famous style-defining brand in Pilsener Urquell. Pilsener means “from Pilsen”. A classic German Pilsener is very light straw/golden color and well hopped. Hop bitterness is high. Hop aroma and flavor is moderate and quite obvious. It is a well-attenuated, medium-bodied beer, but a malty accent can be perceived. Fruity esters and diacetyl should not be perceived. There should be no chill haze. Its head should be dense and rich.

For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, check out their web site at www.chesbaybrewing.com.
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