Pirate Life Brewing has collaborated with ingredient supplier, Cryer Malt, on a new pilsner available now in Dan Murphy’s stores.
The 4.8% ABV Pirate Life Best Pilsner showcases Best Pilsner Malt, Caramel Pilsner & Acidulated Malt supplied by German malster Bestmalz, along with the Ahtanum and Loral hop varieties from North America‘s Yakima Chief Hops.
Pirate Life brewer Tim Kenny said the goal was to showcase the malt, “first and foremost”.
“We constructed the water profile to do just that,” he said.
“I love the well-rounded biscuity flavour we got, there’s even a hint of home-made bread there as well.
“The hops we used, Ahtanum and Loral, are effectively new-world nobles. They’re beautiful strains, showing grassiness and notes of wild berry…it’s like you’re walking through forest in regional Germany.”
Best Pilsner underwent a two-week ferment with German lager yeast and another two weeks’ conditioning.
“I’m really happy with how it’s turned out. It’s clean, crisp and well defined in its flavours and aromas,” Kenny said.
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