It wasn't too long ago that the Mountain Goat brewery seemed to be a lager-free zone, with even it's lightest beer - the Steam Ale - being made with an ale yeast. Then along came Richard III, the full-blooded malty Doppelbock and now this, the brewery's first Imperial Pilsner. OK, so neither is a bog standard lager by any means, with this registering a sizable 7.5% alcohol and packing a solid punch of bitterness too. According to head brewer Jayne Lewis, it's "brewed with Pilsner and Light Munich malts, is deep golden in colour with big malt aroma, was hopped with Czech Saaz hops and has a palate that's smooth and malty with a warming alcohol kick". Crafty looks forward to trying it out soon.
Published October 9, 2010 2010-10-09 00:00:00