August 22, 2014 by Prost Brewing
Summer is still in full swing, especially here at Prost Brewing. It may seem like fall has been pushed up this year, with lots of chatter already buzzing about fall seasonal bier releases in the market. Fall seasonals are going to be delicious, including our own Märzen Oktoberfest. But for the amount of summer we have left, let’s celebrate the biers that are especially delightful in these hot months. One such bier is the Prost Pils – crisp, clean, refreshing, and lighter-bodied, this effervescent lager absolutely hits the spot on a summer afternoon. Luckily, it can also be enjoyed throughout the year in our taproom and found in bottles at your neighborhood store.
The pils style dates back to the 1840s, thanks to Bavarian brewer Josef Groll. It was in the Bohemian city of Pilsen that Groll used modern brewing techniques to create the first pils, marked by the use of pale and delicate pilsen malt, noble Saaz hops, bottom-fermenting yeast, and cold, long storage or lagering. Though Groll created the style at a Czech brewery, he returned to his home in Bavaria several years later where he continued brewing pils at the brewery he inherited from his father.
The German-style pils is, of course, the version you’ll find at Prost Brewing. Czech-style pils and other European styles are still brewed throughout the world, and vary slightly from the German style in their own way. In keeping with German tradition, Prost Pils has a more earthy and pronounced hop character that’s balanced nicely by the pilsen malt. The lagering period gives it unmatched clarity and a very clean profile. Crisp and satisfying, our Pils deserves a resounding “Prost!”