Looking for Pilsner


Hi Gang -- I live in the Midwest, actually closer to Denver. I've been trying, with no luck, to find a regional brewer that still makes real Pilsner, the kind that was so common before Prohibition. Anybody have recommendations? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
Reply to
wayfaring stranger

Also try a Pilsner Urquell for comparision. Not exactly a regional, but from the birthplace of Pils.
Reply to
John S.

If it's pre-prohibition pils you want then a few brewpubs make them. Rockyard brewing in Castle Rock makes an excellent one called "Dutch" that is available seasonally and happens to be on right now. They do not bottle.
I would check around with local brewpubs/breweries.
_Randal
Reply to
Randal

Denver is the Midwest?
Do you have more specific details on your locale? Some beers have quite narrow geographic distribution.
Quibble: That wouldn't be "real" pilsner, as that technically comes from Bohemia, where it was invented (to be really precise, it's the stuff from Pilsn, Czech Republic, but there are other Czech beers brewed in the same vein). What you're looking for is what has come to be known as "Pre-Prohibition Lager," which reflects the methods and flavor profile of those older American-brewed beers.
Someone else in the thread mentioned that it's not uncommon to see brewpubs offering examples of this style. In bottles, the best example I can think of is Capital 1900, from Capital Brewing in Wisconsin.
Likely totally useless to you, but for reference for others, Craftsman Brewing in Pasadena brews a very good pre-pro lager (can't recall the exact name; it's also 19-something), but that's available only in the LA area.
Full Sail terms their "Session" as a pre-pro; I haven't had it to know how good an example it may be.
HTH.
-Steve
Reply to
Steve Jackson

Hmm...taking yourself a bit too seriously today I see...
Or is it possible that you do not understand the meaning of the word comparison.
Reply to
John S.

But then he could compare to any style of beer. Why stop at PU?
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Reply to
Joel

Is there anyone around here old enough to remember pre-prohibition beer ? I suppose there could be but usually by that age those dang doctors have already told you to quit drinking beer. I think I'd rather die.
Reply to
Pfeister

Well, sure if you want him to compare stout to a pils, then certainly feel free to make that suggestion.
My point is that by comparing a european pilsner to the traditional american light beer once called pilsner he might have an opportunity to try more than one kind of beer with the same common name.
Reply to
John S.

It's possible, but not correct.
What's also possible, and also entirely correct, is I totally missed the word "comparison" first time around. Sloppy reading on my part. Sorry about that.
-Steve
Reply to
Steve Jackson

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