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Door County Brewing Co. Head Brewer Danny McMahon and Assistant Head Brewer Kyle Gregorash Talk Clawhammer Pilsner

91 Rating - Exceptional
Door County Brewing Co. Head Brewer Danny McMahon and Assistant Head Brewer Kyle Gregorash Talk Clawhammer Pilsner

We spoke with Door County Brewing Co. Head Brewer Danny McMahon and Assistant Head Brewer Kyle Gregorash about Clawhammer Pilsner.

Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
Our Assistant Head Brewer, Kyle, had been eager to brew a Pilsner for quite some time—so for Clawhammer, we gave him control over the recipe.

What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
We love the drinkability and crispness of Clawhammer.

Where does this beer’s name come from?
The term clawhammer comes from a particular banjo playing style, where the hand assumes a claw-like shape and the strumming finger is kept fairly stiff.

Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Dry, crisp, and refreshing with notes of tangerine and citrus.

What's a good food pairing for this beer?
A high-quality Wisconsin cheese board or brat.

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