Pennsylvania Brewing Company - Penn Kaiser Pilsner

Pennsylvania Brewing Company - Penn Kaiser Pilsner

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Pennsylvania Brewing Company - Penn Kaiser Pilsner

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  • Serving Temperature:

    40-45° F
  • Suggested Glassware:

    Pilsner Glass
  • Malts:

    2-Row Pale, Pilsen, Dextrin
  • Hops:

    Various Hallertau Varietals, Perle
Now, this just in: out of 472 breweries who entered 2,052 brews in 75 beer style categories, Kaiser Pils bested 43 others to win the German-Style Pilsener category at the ’08 Great American Beer Festival. Expect the classic spicy, noble hoppiness and crisp grain notes that one expects from a German-style pilsner. Bready malts, with a hint of toastiness, wash over the palate with notes of grassy hops and a sprightly mouthfeel. Finishes with an earthy, spicy hop fade and faint impressions of citrus. One of the most versatile, food-friendly beer styles available, we threw this at a rich and creamy freshly-prepared clam chowder—the bitterness and spice really cut through this creamy soup (and will do the same for similar soups & sauces).
Tom Pastorius, a Pittsburgh native of German descent, discovered real beer while stationed in Germany, a country that considers its "bier" as much a staple as bread. Once his service days ended, Tom returned to the States. He began longing for good German beer. "Beer tastes better over there," he said. "I just missed the beer…" Interestingly, Tom’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Franz Daniel Pastorius, a friend of William Penn, led the first group of German settlers to America in 1683 and founded Germantown, Pennsylvania. The two dined frequently together, partaking in Penn’s brewery offerings from Pensbury Manor. Ten generations later, the Pastorius family still enjoys fine Pennsylvania-brewed beer. Dissatisfied with commercially available beverage choices, and in need of a job, Tom decided to start his own brewery. In 1986, he purchased a nearly 150-year-old abandoned brick and stone brewery for $225,000. A three-year, labor-intensive $4 million restoration followed, and thus, the Pennsylvania Brewing Company was born. Talk about going to great lengths to get great beer! Tom's goal to brew authentic German beers quickly became a reality, and these days he is considered a pioneer in the microbrewery renaissance. For more information about the brewery and scheduled tours, or their attached restaurant, call (412) 237-9400, or visit their website at
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