Trillium Brewing Company: Pilsner

Trillium Brewing Company: Pilsner

Style: Pilsner

Hops: Hallertau Magnum, Saaz

Malts: Pilsner, Melanoidin, Acid Malt

ABV: 4.7%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Rotating

@untappd says: 3.78/5

In a world where hoppy ales and oily stouts rule the roost, sometimes it’s nice to get back with a classic!

I don’t often drink pilsners, but when I do, I make sure it’s from a brewery that knows what it’s doing. My last two have been Trail Magic, from Tree House Brewing Company, and what you see on my sill today: the aptly named Pilsner, from Trillium Brewing Company.

Trillium Brewing Company: Pilsner
Crisp and classy label on these classic cans of Pilsner! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

This Pilsner is, as Trillium puts it on the official description, “the result of a continued, iterative focus on lager brewing.” What does that mean? Well, iteration means repetition, but with improvements every time. That’s how digital products—think apps, software, etc.—are released. You get the minimum viable product on the market, and then you release updates. In beer terms, this means Trillium has fine-tuned this recipe in order to try to reach pilsner perfection.

It’s brewed using mostly Pilsner Malts—with some Melanoidin and Acid Malt thrown in for good measure—and some Hallertau Magnum and Saaz hops. The extended lagering is done using the brewery’s traditional horizontal lagering tanks.

My verdict? Good spice to this lovely straw-colored brew. There’s even a little bite of hops, with a crisp finish. Solid pilsner! Tomorrow? We’ll get back to the IPAs. Shout out to Double Nickel Brewing Company for the kickass pilsner glass, and to @craftedcoaster for the awesome coaster!

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. Trillium Brewing Company: Pilsner . In a world where hoppy ales and oily stouts rule the roost, sometimes it’s nice to get back with a classic! . I don’t often drink pilsners, but when I do, I make sure it’s from a brewery that knows what it’s doing. My last two have been Trail Magic, from Tree House Brewing Company, and what you see on my sill today: the aptly named Pilsner, from Trillium Brewing Company. . This Pilsner is, as Trillium puts it on the official description, “the result of a continued, iterative focus on lager brewing.” What does that mean? Well, iteration means repetition, but with improvements every time. That’s how digital products—think apps, software, etc.—are released. You get the minimum viable product on the market, and then you release updates. In beer terms, this means Trillium has fine-tuned this recipe in order to try to reach pilsner perfection. . It’s brewed using mostly Pilsner Malts—with some Melanoidin and Acid Malt thrown in for good measure—and some Hallertau Magnum and Saaz hops. The extended lagering is done using the brewery’s traditional horizontal lagering tanks. . My verdict? Good spice to this lovely straw-colored brew. There’s even a little bite of hops, with a crisp finish. Solid pilsner! Tomorrow? We’ll get back to the IPAs. Shout out to Double Nickel Brewing Company for the kickass pilsner glass, and to @craftedcoaster for the awesome coaster! Scroll to see the awesome work! . ABV: 4.7, IBU: N/A, Rotating availability . @untappd says: 3.78/5

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Mikkeller Brewing San Diego: Misty Elliott

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego: Misty Elliott

ABV: 10.5%

IBU: N/A

Availability: Limited

@untappd says: 3.96/5

Let’s get supa dupa fly on the Windowsill today!

I’d like to get to know ya so I can show ya… a little bit about the great Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott. The Virginia native overcame a very tough upbringing to become a true pioneer in the hip hop game for women. You must know her hits, like “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly),” “Work It,” “Get Ur Freak On,” “One Minute Man,” and many others. Now, the First Lady of Hip-Hop (sorry to all the pretenders to the throne, new and old) is commemorated on a beer from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego, and I was excited to try it!

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While Missy Elliot couldn’t stand the rain against her window, I really enjoyed having the Misty Elliott on my sill. Supa dupa juicy. Supa dupa hazy. Supa dupa strong with that ABV. For me, though, it was supa dupa smooth for a triple IPA. Not sure what hops, but whatever the recipe, I really enjoyed it. There’s also that label art from Keith Shore, perfectly “Mikkellerizing” the Queen in her inflated purple suit. Don’t put this beer down. Instead, you should flip the Misty Elliott and reverse it into your mouth hole. Cheers!

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