Night Shift Pfaffenheck

Tonight’s beer is another beer from Night Shift, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

ABV: 5.2%

Style: German Pilsener

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We began homebrewing in a Somerville, MA kitchen in 2007, starting with a 5-gallon ‘boil kettle,’ a Gatorade cooler ‘mash tun,’ and some basic starter recipes. Over time, we refined our process, enhanced our recipes, upgraded our equipment, and were soon homebrewing well past midnight 2-3 times per week. We called ourselves “Night Shift Brewing” – desk workers by day, homebrewers by night. By 2009, we were sampling our own brews against every commercially available style, brand, and region possible. We realized that while not everyone makes truly great, memorable beer, anyone (including us) could make it with enough dedication, passion, and knowledge. Rob Burns homebrewing in our Somerville kitchen”

Random: Night Shift has some of my favorite branding in the business.

The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated almost instantly and left very little lacing on the glass. The body was clear and straw yellow with a lot of visible carbonation. The nose was on the lighter side, but had some light grain along with mineral water. The taste had some more grass and biscuit notes than the nose. It was still very crisp, but had a bit more depth. The body was on the lighter side with aggressive carbonation. It had a quick finish with biscuit and grass. I received this beer as a gift, so no idea how much it was. Either way, I really appreciate a well-made pilsner and this one is worth a try.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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