Dortmunder / Export Lager

Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold

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Great Lakes Brewing Company is solely responsible for my love of malty beer. I don’t know about the rest of you, but in my opinion Great Lakes gets its malts right: fresh, true-to-style, and absolutely consistent. Their Eliot Ness Vienna Lager is one of my all-time favorites. Enter another classic, historic beer bursting with malts […] ... [Read more]

Shiner Fröst

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Shiner Fröst is a seasonal, Dortmunder style beer from Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. With “the malt profile of a Helles and the hop character of a Pils,” this Dortmunder uses Two-Row malted barley, malted wheat, and Munich malts, along with Hallertau Tradition and Spalter Select hops. ABV is 5.5%. The following is our team […] ... [Read more]

DAB Original

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About a month ago I purchased a six pack of DAB which gave me a great example of what a fine German lager. In Germany, just about every city has a brewery and most cities became well-known for a certain variation/style they brew (as most do). Often times, the brews were hybrids of popular styles […] ... [Read more]

Baltika #7 Export Lager

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What better way to bring in the New Year than with a beer review. This brew hails from the Motherland of Russia and is probably going to be the quickest review for a beer ever. It’s easy because it is your standard, skunky Euro lager. The only thing going for this beer is the bottle. […] ... [Read more]