Franconia Brewing Company - Bamberger Herren Pilsener
- ABV: 4.7%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 35
- Serving Temperature: 40-45° F
Hagner said he first got interested in brewing 20 years ago. He spent time living abroad, traveling widely and studying in Germany. Whenever he met Americans traveling around Europe, the first question most asked him--an known avid beer drinker--was "why can't American beer taste this good?" Now, thanks in part to good folks like Guy, it does!
This month's selection from the brewery, Herren Pils, is brewed under license from the Keesmann Brewery, located in Bamberg, Germany. Guy notes, "This Pils offers a great balance between the richness of Continental barley malt and the generous use of German-grown Spalt hops," The Keesmann Brewery, founded in 1867, remains under the ownership of the Keesmann family.
Hagner negotiated an agreement with the Keesmann family to license production of Bamberger Herren Pils. Franconia has exclusive rights to brew and sell the beer in America. Keesmann had never before agreed to allow production of its venerable beer outside its brewery; it agreed to do so only after hearing Franconia's plans for a German brewhouse and strict adherence to traditional German brewing methods, mentioned above.
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