American Pilsner

Chatoe Rogue Good Chit Pilsner

Chatoe Rogue Good Chit Pilsner

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If you have had Rogue’s Irish Lager and enjoyed it then you’ll like this one.  It has a similar taste and aroma to that of Avery’s Joe’s Pils making it a great American rendition of a Czech Pils.  This latest installment of their GYO series used malt that is grown and kilned by Rogue itself.  The use […] ... [Read more]

Avery Joe's Premium American Pilsner

Avery Joe’s Premium American Pilsner

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In the past years I would have momentarily glanced at the Avery beers on shelves at liquor stores and walked on by.  Reflecting back on that a few months ago I realized it was due to a simple factor.  The labeling.  Their old labels seems out of date making me think that this amazing brewery […] ... [Read more]

Victory Prima Pils

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Michael: After a six day strep-induced beer drinking hiatus, I am cautiously stepping back into the arena. With a pilsner, I figured I couldn’t go wrong. It seemed like an easy drinking style and my still tender tonsils couldn’t handle much more than that. After reading a bit more about beer recently ala Randy Mosher’s […] ... [Read more]

Dogfish Head My Antonia

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Tom: I brought a selection of beers over to my parent’s house to watch the Bears vs Packers regular season game some months back. Well, with the smell of  my Mom baking chocolate chip oatmeal cookies I was lured away from the TV and decided to review some beer (5 minutes after the game started). A […] ... [Read more]

Emmett’s 1871 Lager

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The more you understand something, the more appreciation you have. At least that’s my general feeling. With beer, it often goes the same way. Yesterday, I had the absolute pleasure of a personalized tour, meal and tasting at Emmett’s Ale House in Palatine, IL. I will, in further detail, describe more of the tour, setting, […] ... [Read more]

Kona Longboard Island Lager

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After a great coffee stout, but with still much of the evening ahead, I felt like a palate cleanser. A few weeks ago, an incredibly generous friend toted a couple of boxes into my home. He had surprised me with six Californian brews and a Chicago classic, all but one of which I had never […] ... [Read more]

Port Brewing Panzer Imperial Pilsner

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What do you think of when you hear the beer style known as Pilsner? Some might think of the watered down macro brewery rendition, others Pilsner Urquell, or even a light grain that imparts a bready sweetness. Well, whatever comes to mind just realize that I’m currently diving into an extreme Pils that has got my palate […] ... [Read more]

Abita SOS Pilsner

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When I sat down to write this review I didn’t realize how much of a hot topic post it could be. I’m sure everyone is completely disgusted with BP and possibly the US government with regards to the Gulf Coast oil spill response. Without getting politically heated allow me to say that my heart goes […] ... [Read more]

Shiner Kosmos Reserve

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Halfway through the box of Spoetzl Brewery’s Family Reunion, I’m on to the Shiner Kosmos Reserve. Here is an American Pale Lager for my beer belt. Definitely a beer I’ll drink again, unlike the unimpressive Shiner Blonde. The Kosmos Reserve is a “hop-jacked” lager named for the founder of the Spoetzl Brewery. I poured out […] ... [Read more]