For this year’s commemorative brew the brewery took its Sunshine Pils as a base and basically upped the malt bill and finished with a significant bit of dry-hopping using Hersbrucker and Tradition hops. Think in the ballpark of Imperial Pilsner. The beer drinks fairly nice and cleanly, though with a noticeable Noble Hop punch thanks to the multiple hop additions from the five varieties in the boil kettle, to the hopback, to the finishing dry hops. At 6.5% ABV, it may not be an all-night session-style beer, but it’ll certainly get you through happy hour both happily and in one piece.
Brewer: Tröegs Brewing Company
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Alcohol Content: 6.5%