Lucky Bucket Brewing Company - Pre-Prohibition Style Lager
- ABV: 4.5%
- Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 13
- Serving Temperature: 42-47º F
- Suggested Glassware: Pilsner Glass
- Malts: 2-Row Pale, Caramel 60L, Dark Munich Malt
- Hops: Hallertauer, Hersbrucker, Liberty
As soon as you pop this brew open and pour it into your glass you’ll notice it’s not your typical pale lager as it presents an attractive coppery amber color and offers some interesting aromas. On the nose, there’s a moderate maltiness and an unexpectedly fruity quality, merging with a largely grassy hop profile. On the palate, Lucky Bucket Lager opens with a somewhat tart juicy note with a lemony and green apple impression, which lends a decidedly crisp impression to the beer. This succumbs on the mid palate to a pleasant toasted grain and light caramel malt flavor that amplifies as it rolls down into the finish. This dry-hopped lager makes for a great session beer for all times of year. We enjoyed it with barbequed chicken and burgers with garlic fries. Cheers!
Lucky Bucket Brewing Company is a new kid on the craft brewing block, opening for business in 2008. The result of a shared dream among three friends, the brewery first set out to craft an eminently drinkable and flavorful “session” beer that would be their flagship product and the cornerstone of their business. The result is their all-malt “Pre-Prohibition Style” Lager, one of the brews we bring you this month.
To create their flagship brew, Brewmaster Zac Triemert leveraged both his education from Edinburgh, Scotland’s esteemed Herriot-Watt University, where he earned a Masters in Brewing and Distilling, as well as his experience visiting more than 50 breweries and distilleries throughout Europe during his time studying abroad. After perfecting their lager, the friends launched their brewery in 2008 and proudly poured their first glass for the public in January 2009.
Since that time, Lucky Bucket has met with significant success (the name, by the way, is a reference to the days before widespread bottling when folks would fill up buckets of beer at their local brewery and take them home—similar to how we use modern growlers today). The brewery expanded twice in 2010, including the December 2010 addition of six new 120 barrel fermenting tanks. They’ve also launched three new beers: an IPA, a Belgian-style strong ale, and a wheat beer. In addition, their sister business, Sòlas Distillery (the first distillery to open in Nebraska since Prohibition), has released the super-premium Joss Vodka.
For more info about the brewery, distillery, and scheduled tours, give ‘em a ring at (402) 763-8868 or visit their website at www.luckybucketbrewing.com.
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