Today’s Year of Beer painting is of Prima Pils by Victory Brewing Company! I have been really enjoying Victory’s offerings. Here in Alaska we only get three: Golden Monkey, Hop Devil and this fine pilsner beer! The problem with most pilsners is they are either adjunct-enriched, or they travel from overseas, and by the time they get here, heat and sunlight ruin the fresh, deliciously-delicate taste. I normally stick with King Street Brewing Co. for pilsner because I can go directly to the brewery for über freshness, but this bottle of Prima Pils must be popular at my local bottle shop because this bottle was nice and fresh! Tasted like it was brewed down the street. I like the brown bottle keeping out the light contamination, and La Bodega does a great job keeping pilsners cold in the refrigerator.
This beer embodies a Czech style pilsner, even though it’s a German style (hence the Prima). It has that Noble hop bite that draws you back in for another swig. Although it is a bit hoppy for a German pilsner, I think it’s great that way. All aroma! And hardly any bitterness. This brew has this awesome malt backbone that most American lagers are missing. This brew is super refreshing!
To Philly beers, and high hopes I get to travel there soon! I have been told it is the beer haven of America, and that is a good enough reason to get on a plane for me! To Philly Beer Week!! Alaska Airlines, if you are reading this, please have a special fare to Philly for the first week of June!