Today’s Year of Beer painting is Bitburger, Germany’s number one imported draft beer. I like this pils because is has more flavor than some of the more balanced German pilsners. It is what Miller Lite wishes it was. If Miller would only drop all that corn and stay true to the Reinheitsgebot purity laws then it too could possibly be as good as Bitburger, well Miller would have to add a few more hops as well. The brewery in Bitburg makes seven times as much brew as Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! I drink this one when I am feeling nostalgic for German style pils, because it is an excellent example of this style. There are only three others that I can remember that were as high on my list: Berliner Pils (not to be confused with the Berliner Weisse), Einbecker Pils, and Garley Pils. Too bad you can’t buy any of them but Bitburger here in Alaska.
Ein prosit dem Reinheitsgebot alles Malzbier!