Time for Timbo

Mark your calendar, Highland Park Brewery’s Timbo Week 2022 kicks off this year on June 10th with a canned release of Timbo Pils plus more pils-y fun.

Bob Kunz and crew are busy making as much as they can since last year they whipped through the stock in three days. To make it last longer they are brewing up a batch at the teeny tiny original location too. Last time they did that was back in 2018!

Imagine Dragons

The Enegren Brewing Single Hop pilsner series is on the next iteration….

“Styrian Dragon Hops a rare new hop variety bred at the Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing in Žalec, also where real dragons are from. These hops give this beautiful pilsner flavors of floral citrus, grapefruit, lemon, berries, rose, and tropical fruit.”

Very Specific Glassware

I think there are three different paths that beer drinkers take when choosing a glass for their beverage. One is the Next Glass Up, where whichever glass is there is taken. Second is the Match Game where you look for the brewery glass from the brewery you are drinking and then lastly is the Style Fitter. Kolsch go in a stange, Wild beer in a Teku leading to….

This ARTICLE about the right glass for Grodziskie a beer from Grodzisk, literally or the simple definition as a smoky pilsner,

Green Ghost

Enegren Brewing recently releases a new rotating Hop pilsner using “Grüngeist hops, meaning “green ghost” in German, lend flavors of peach, passionfruit, and lemon zest giving this pilsner a slight fruitiness with a crisp finish.”

I had never heard of this hop before and I found you haven’t either, this might be a great way to start sampling these single hop pilsners.

Book Review – Pilsner by Tom Acitelli

Pilsner by Tom Acitelli roams all over the world. Fitting since the style has too.

This book is formatted with bite size chapters that are super easy to blitz through which is both good and bad. The good is that you are quickly propelled through history. The bad is that each chapter seems to be missing an opportunity to deep dive into a historical character or a moment in time.

I wanted more of the Anheuser-Busch saga and the marketing. I wanted more of Freddy Heineken. I wanted more because the history of pilsner is everywhere in modern history especially here in the US.

I guess that I wanted a book three times the size because Acitelli is a really good writer and I wanted the book to keep going but it arrived at the finish line too soon.

Pilsner8

Usually anniversary beers are either A) and IPA or B) something Barrel-aged. Nothing wrong with either choice but I like it when summer anniversary beers acknowledge the SoCal heat and serve up a Pils. And that is what Claremont Craft Ales has done. So pre-order and take an AC drive out to Claremont when this beer is ready.

Cerveceria del Pueblo – Photos

Pasadena was set to get a new brewery in May, but now Cerveceria del Pueblo is soft opening with to-go sales of their (4) core beers including a variety pack that allows new customers a taster tray of sorts.

I drove the much quieter streets over to their location on Bellevue to pickup some beers but also to take a safe peek into their little but brightly painted space.

The next post will cover capsule reviews of the Kolsch, California Common, Pilsner and Wheat beer but you should check out this L.A. Times piece that talks about the brewery as the opener and closer to the article.