This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Brooklyn Brewery's Pilsner.
Picked this up at Trader Joe's on Court Street where they let you mix a six pack of singles and don't upcharge you for making the mix pack. In some beer stores, they will not allow you to buy singles or mix a six pack. These are usually stores with lower sales volumes where the proprietor is concerned that if he allows people to buy singles, he may get stuck with a bunch of six packs which are going bad (more than six months old) with two - three bottles in each six pack.
Other stores will allow you to mix a six pack, but they upcharge the bottles. By way of example, taking one bottle out of a six pack should result in being charged 1/6th of the six pack price. When a store upcharges, they charge you 1/5 (or even 1/4) of the six pack price. At Trader Joe's they allow you to buy as many singles as you want (whether or not you actually buy a six pack is irrelvant to them). So I filled a six pack holder with some beers that I wanted to try, along with some of the better TJ beers like the Stockyard Oatmeal Stout and Black Frog Dark Ale.
The Brooklyn Pilsner is a beer that I had tried many years ago when I first found out that Brooklyn was making kosher certified brews. It has been quite a few years since I had a Brooklyn Pilsner and I had forgotten how crisp it was, with a little bit of hops and some bitterness at the end. This is the kind of beer that you can enjoy in all seasons - at the end of a long hot summer day or with a sefer on a long winter Friday night.
Brooklyn Pilsner is under the kosher supervision of the Va'ad of Detroit as are all 12 oz Brooklyn beers which are brewed in the Utica plant.
For the experts' take on the Brooklyn Pilsner please click here http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/45/788.
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