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Denizens Brewing Co. Chief Beer Officer & Co-Founder Jeff Ramirez Talks Born Bohemian Pils

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Denizens Brewing Co. Chief Beer Officer & Co-Founder Jeff Ramirez Talks Born Bohemian Pils

We spoke with Denizens Brewing Co. Chief Beer Officer & Co-Founder Jeff Ramirez about Born Bohemian Pils.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
My favorite aspect is that all the premium ingredients we us in this beer are able to shine. We use Weyermann Malt direct from Bamburg, Germany, which is so fun to work with as it creates everything: a good foam stand, wonderful biscuity/bready aromas and flavors as well as a great mouthfeel. The Saaz hops from the Czech Republic lends a floral, herbal aroma and flavor that does not overpower the malt but complements it in balance. The lager yeast ultimately creates a blank canvas for these ingredients to be showcased over.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
Born Bohemian Pilsner is another name for Czech Pilsner. We created or "birthed" this pilsner by emulating the Czech brewing tradition.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
Born Bohemian would be my dessert island beer among our lineup. As a Czech Pils, it has a little more roundness and body than a German Pils does while still having a solid hop aroma and flavor.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Biscuity, citrus and floral notes.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Seafood tower featuring lobster, oyters, shrimp, etc. 

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