Ninkasi Sterling Pils

Formerly brewed at Ninkasi Brewing Company
Eugene, Oregon USA
5.1% Pilsener | 38 Ratings | 30 IBU | Special Release |
Prismatic Lager Series. Sterling Pils is a German-style Pilsner brewed with North American ingredients including Sterling hops from Washington, Premium Pilsner malt from Montana and Idaho, and some of the best brewing water in the world from the Pacific Northwest.

In tribute to the Northern German Pils, we used North American hops and malt in this beer to bring both worlds together in harmony. A grassy, straw, and earthy noble-like hop aroma is balanced with a clean toasted malt profile with hints of honey. This lager is conditioned for a smooth taste throughout, with a crisp and refreshing finish. Sterling Pils pours straw-colored with tight head retention for maximum aromatic expression. With the balance and drinkability found in traditional German brewing, we are proud to offer Sterling Pils in our Prismatic Lager Series.

ABV: 5.1
IBU: 30
Starting Gravity: 1048
Malt: Rahr Premium Pilsner
Hops: Sterling
Available: 12-ounce bottles and on-draft, April through June
Distribution: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; and Vancouver, British Columbia

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