Stoudts Brotherly Suds 2 (BS2)

After we hit the Ale House, we made our way to Brauhaus Schmitz. This is a place that I’ve been wanting to try for awhile. German food with a great beer list? Count me in. When I saw this on the list, I figured I had to try it, because I may not get to again. And the food at the Brauhaus is amazing, by the way. It was so good that I took two orders of potato pancakes to go…

ABV: 4.8%

Style: American Pale Lager

Trivia: According to Atlanta Beer Master, “The collab features Tom Kehoe (Yards), John Trogner (Troegs), Brent Kintzer (Stoudt’s), Bill Covaleski (Victory) and Gordon Grubb (Nodding Head). BS2 will be a lager – described by the group as a ‘brewer’s beer’ not a beer geek beer. ‘A selfish beer.’ Finding importance in layering flavors into the beer itself. Brent Kintzer from Stoudt’s organized the collaborative and provided the equipment. The malt bill was designed by Trogner & Covaleski. The hops – Grubb & Kehoe. The crowning touch of history & brewing comes from the yeast. Fuhrmann & Schmidt Brewing Company was a Philly beer staple from 1906 until they closed their doors in 1975. Brotherly Suds 2 will feature Schmidt’s yeast, bridging Philadelphia brewing past, and present.”

Random: I really like the nature of collaboration beers. The whole idea of different breweries coming together to make a beer for people to enjoy is really nice to me. I guess I’m a beer sentimentalist.

This poured with a two finger, white head that dissipated quickly. The body was a clear golden-yellow with moderate visible carbonation. The nose had some hops to it, which were surprising. It also had grass, spices and some apple. This definitely was not was I was expecting. The taste also was a little thicker than expected. I got some hops and bitterness up front, followed by malt, hay and grass. The spice really came out at the end and on the finish. This was a very crisp beer and so easy to drink. The finish lingered, but it was really nice. Since I tend to prefer ales to lagers, I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I would definitely have it again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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