HB&B Blog — Pilsner

Fundamentals #102 — Duration Cutting Grass Italian Pilsner

Duration Brewing Lager Matthew Curtis Norfolk Pilsner

Fundamentals #102 — Duration Cutting Grass Italian Pilsner

What’s with the spate of “Italian” style pilsners being released by British breweries lately? And just what the hell is an Italian pilsner anyway? First released in 1996, Birrificio Italiano Tipopils was, and still is considered by many as something of a game changer. A world apart from the likes of Peroni or Moretti, Tipopils takes a soft, bready malt body, much like a traditional German Helles, then dry hops the beer using the Spalter Select variety, giving the beer heady floral and lemon zest characteristics. The inspiration for this hoppy lager didn’t come from the US as you might...

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The Beer Lover's Table: Cheeseburger Tacos and Beak Brewery Déšt Pilsner

Beer Lover's Table Claire Bullen Lager Pilsner The Beak Brewery

The Beer Lover's Table: Cheeseburger Tacos and Beak Brewery Déšt Pilsner

It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s gloomy and lockdown restrictions mean we’re all stuck in our homes even more than we otherwise would be at this time of year. In other words, the conditions are perfect for making cheeseburger tacos. Cheeseburger tacos might sound like some outlandish Taco Bell special, or the kind of stoner fare that would inspire Harold and Kumar to go on a night-long quest, but they weren’t dreamed up by craven fast food marketers or spat out by some unholy junk-food algorithm.  Instead, they were born in Mexico City. Later, chefs like Alex Stupak (of the now-shuttered...

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