Tonight’s beer is a selection from The Bruery. Let’s see how it was.
Style: German Pilsener
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA specializing in barrel aged and experimental ales. Founded as a small, friend & family run business in 2008, The Bruery takes its unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue’s family surname. Patrick picked up homebrewing as a hobby, later to become an obsession, as a distraction to the banality of law school. Soon he was winning numerous awards for his beers and driving his wife, Rachel, mad with the messes that he would leave on the kitchen stove. Upon finishing school, he took it upon himself to draw up a business plan rather than study for the California Bar exam – a risky endeavor that shows through still today in the creative, genre-tilting beers that The Bruery prides itself on. The Bruery is founded on the excitement that Patrick felt in those first years of homebrewing and we continue to strive for that same passion in every aspect of our business today. We never stop challenging ourselves to develop distinctive & imaginative beers, constantly pursuing improvement in all that we do. We brew dozens of original beers each year with our list of ingredients and inspirations growing perpetually. Our collection of oak barrels has also become a primary element of our brewery. Nearly half of our beer is aged in wine or spirit barrels bringing forth flavors reminiscent of the Belgian countryside or classic American distillers. We greatly value our customers as well as our employees at The Bruery and want to give them all an impassioned way to spend their time while sharing a beer worth talking about.”
Random: We decided not to do the Bruery Society this year. It was very expensive and one year was enough for us.
The brew poured with a half a finger of thick, white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace with some lacing left behind. The body was a clear, bright straw yellow color with a lot of carbonation. The nose had a lot of mineral water and some straw as well. There was a slight honey sweetness as well. The taste was also filled with grain and mineral water. There was a slight sweetness in the beer as well. The body was on the lighter side with heavy carbonation. The finish was quick with grain. I liked this beer a lot. When I think of The Bruery, I don’t think of a pilsener, but this was really pleasant.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0