Heater Allen Pils
Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%
Description: 22oz bottle pours a crystal clear golden with big, frothy white head. Grassy hops and a little sweet malt in the aroma. Taste is cereal/bready malts balanced with a light, but assertive bitterness. Clean, refreshing, and utterly drinkable. Moderate carbonation could be kicked up some. This would fit right in if you put it next to a lineup of Czech pilsners. Tastes fresh as can be, but is at least three weeks in the bottle, and probably more. One of the best American-made takes on a pilsner I’ve ever had. I want more. Please send bottles to WA. And, Chuckanut, please start bottling as well:-)
Verdict: Find at all costs
Availability: Only available in Oregon. I found my bottle at Belmont Station. See this link for distribution info.
Commercial Description/Press Release:
This is our take of the renowned Bohemian-style pale lager that you might find in Bavaria or the Czech Republic. Ours is a little more golden, rounder, and a little more malt driven than many other versions. The beer possesses strong hop character that is balanced by its rich, round, malty palate. Refreshing and balanced, this beer is a favorite of our winery friends during harvest. (1.014 BG, 5.0%, 38 IBU, 4 SRM)