We’re excited to announce the arrival of our Post Match Pilsner! Our taproom and brewery are located in the heart of Southeast Portland. Stop by for a pint of this bright and aromatic Pilsner this weekend.
The Post Match Pilsner is perfect for the Northwest beer drinker. We use three expressive European hops and a generous dry hopping in this Italian-inspired lager. The hopping rates create a complex profile without sacrificing drinkability.
Style: Italian Style Pilsner / ABV: 5.1% / IBU: 30
A dry hopped Pilsner built for the Northwest palette, created in Italy. Post Match starts with Eraclea Italian Pilsner malt to give the unique and necessary Pilsner base while also lending a clean, cane sugar like perceived sweetness to balance the dryness and hop contributions. Hopped with three expressive hops from three important hop regions of Europe. Saaz, from the Czech Republic, is possibly the most important hop to Pilsner brewing. It has an unmistakable herbal character found in the majority of classic Pilsners. Hallertau Blanc, from Germany, is a newer hop that brings a bit of grass along with the fruity, unique Sauvignon Blanc characteristics. Styrian Kolibri, from Slovenia, adds a bright lemon component with some floral notes. A moderate bitterness makes this beer extremely refreshing, especially with food, and leads to a second pint before long.
The founder of the Italian brewery Birrifico Italiano, Agostino Arioli, created the Italian-style Pilsner with his Tipopils almost 20 years ago. His love for the beautiful, aromatic hops of Germany led him to dry hop his Pilsner at aggressive rates, not unlike one would do to an IPA. This process was very uncommon at the time due to misinformation and the lack of experimentation within classic European styles. His intuition led to a wonderful style of beer that is based in German Pilsner heritage but allows these classic European hops to really shine within an extremely drinkable beer. Prominent, hop focused brewers’ yearly pilgrimage to the European hop fields for selection time led them to stumble upon this beer. In recent years an appreciation and number of tributes to Agostino have been popping up in the US.