Greenshields Brewing Company - Pilsner
- ABV: 4.8%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 36
- Serving Temperature: 48-53° F
Not one to sit still for long, Gary and company initiated operations in the summer of 1989 within a 200 seat restaurant located in Raleigh's historic Old City Market building, where the beer was brewed in a new 10 barrel "old English" style brew house designed and commissioned by Michael Lewis. Raleigh's taste for handcrafted beer was so feverish that by 1993 it was time for an expansion of the restaurant and brewery. Within a four-year period, another 200 seats were added while keeping with the cozy English manor house decor style.
Making craft brews is often closely tied to tradition, and with that in mind, the expanded brewery was built around a 25-hectoliter brewhouse constructed by the notable Kaspar-Schulz, a German-based company that has been in the business since 1677. German brewmaster, Thomas Kunzmann, is in charge of brewing operations. Talk about being qualified for the job, Thomas has over 20 years of training and experience. With three years of training to become a malter and a brewer, and an additional two years to receive his Brewmaster and Maltmaster Degrees, it's not hard to see that Thomas is truly devoted to creating beers that are of the highest possible quality. A passion that the discerning tastes of our beer panel noted with great enthusiasm.
Greenshields has a host of awards to show for the excellent work done by Thomas and his staff --- taking the silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival, winning Spectator Magazine's "Best Draft Beer in the Triangle" award six years in a row, and receiving the award for Best Micro Brewed category for the last four years.
For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, call (919) 829-0214 or check out their web site at www.greenshields.com.
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