Otherside Brewing Co Tipo Pilsner

Otherside Brewing Co

Published January 27, 2021

Otherside have kicked off 2021 with this tight expression of a niche beer trend, one whose origins are driven by the appreciation of a single beer, Birrifico Italiano’s Tipopils. A secret society of sorts – a cabal, if you will, of brewers – began releasing beers in its likeness over the past decade, with Firestone Walker’s Pivo Pils one of the most notable.

So, what is an Italian pilsner? In a through-the-looking-glass moment, American brewers became intrigued by the floral and earthy characteristics of classic Euro hops like Tettnanger, Hallertau and others, having focused on US bred varieties for so long. As is the US way, the stateside Italian pilsners were generously dry-hopped for style, meaning the style resembles a German pilsner with a hefty noble dry-hopping regime.

Which brings us to the Otherside. Endlessly drinkable, Tipo Pilsner is laden with floral and earthy notes, a touch of spice which dances atop a 6 percent ABV tarantella. The lasting thought as the glass emptied was that I could drink quite a few of these. Quite a few!

Guy Southern

Italian Pilsner

From the brewery

And Otherside stockists nationwide

Otherside Brewing Co

Blaikie Street
WA 6154

Open Hours

Thursday: 4pm to 8pm
Friday: 4pm to 9pm
Saturday: midday to 9pm
Sunday: midday to 8pm