Big Rock Brewery - Pilsner

Brewmaster's Notes

Style:

Pilsner

ABV:

4.9%

IBU:

28

Malt/Hops:

 

Key Ingredients:

  • Hops: Czech Saaz
  • Malt: Pale Malt

Appearance:

Dense, white head atop a golden yellow body

Aroma:

Earthy yet floral hop nose

Mouthfeel:

Light body, medium carbonation

Character:

Soft malty flavour balanced with a distinct but mild bitterness on the front end followed by a slight hop middle and a clean, refreshing finish

Food Pairing:

Great with lighter foods and mid-European fair including chicken, salads, salmon, bratwurst, schnitzel and spaetzle.

Beer Story

Here’s a classic Pilsner born from the original Czech style. Difficult to brew, but easy to drink, the mild bitterness and fragrant hop nose of Saaz hops are balanced with Pale malts.

“We import the Noble hops direct from the Czech Republic for their distinct but subtle hop bite. Then, it comes down to having a little patience. This lager needs some serious tank time to even out the flavours. It’s one of the first original recipes that I brewed for Big Rock, and it’s still one of my favourites.” ~Brewmaster Paul Gautreau

Available in our 12 can variety pack:

Availability:

Alberta
British Columbia
Ontario
Saskatchewan

Music Pairing

Artist: Obits
Artist: Brant Bjork
Song: Hinda 65
Artist: Mogwai
Artist: Black Diamond Heavies

SAAZ Hunter Style Pork Schnitzel

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless Pork Cutlets, tenderized
  • 1 1/2 cups porcini mushrooms, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup shallots, diced finely
  • 2 cups SAAZ Republic Pilz
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup crème fraiche

Instructions

Sauté mushrooms in a small amount of bacon grease in a small saucepan. Add shallots and sauté until golden and starting to brown. Add SAAZ Pilz and pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Fry cutlets on both sides in a little oil or butter until no longer pink. Just before serving, add crème fraiche to mushroom sauce, stir well and combine.

Plate cutlets and pour mushroom sauce on top.

Enjoy with SAAZ.

Movie Pairing

24 Hour Party People

24 Hour Party People (2002) - HQ Trailer

More Info: 24 Hour Party People