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96 Rating – Summit Brewing Co. – 30th Anniversary Keller Pils

Responses from head brewer Damian McConn

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
I did.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
Great flavor balance and aroma character from a fairly straightforward recipe.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
Traditionally, Zwickel or Keller Lagers are served directly from the conditioning vessel and remain unfiltered. As we didn't filter our Pils and adopted a fairly traditional approach to brewing the beer, the name seemed fairly obvious.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?” 
Depends on the desert and depends on the island. It's certainly one of my absolute favourite styles to brew.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
An elegant, complex German lager with great drinkability and character.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
We developed this beer as part of the 30th Anniversary Series, which seeks to highlight the roles of suppliers and customers in the process of creating great beer. In this case, Weyermann Malting Co. from Germany provided a unique heritage variety of malting barley that is truly the soul of Keller Pils.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Seafood, fish, Caesar salad, traditional German sausages, Muenster cheese.

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