Firestone Walker Lager (355ml Can)
They said I was before my time—maybe I still am. I’m a lover, not a hater. I’m this and I’m that. Craft to the core, but open to ideas. Hard to make, but easy to drink. Partial to unicorns, puns and good, clean beer. Born in 2000, born again in 2018.
A beer that straddles between the mainstream Pale Lager and Pilsner. Not all beers that call themselves Premium Lager are, but those that are will typically have a deep gold to light bronze colour, and distinct influence of malt and hops. They should be free of adjuncts and will have a softer carbonation than Pale Lager or Classic German Pilsner. IBUs will typically range in the 20’s, and lagering times will typically be 4-6 weeks, more in line with what pilsners have. Overall accent will be malty-to-balanced, alcohol in a slightly tighter range than either Pale Lager or Pilsner (4.5-5.5%). Most often the product of a microbrewery or brewpub, but macrobreweries can make this style if they jack up the hops a bit and make it all-malt.