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East Brother Beer Co. Head Brewer Paul Liszewski Talks Bo Pils

95 Rating - Exceptional
East Brother Beer Co. Head Brewer Paul Liszewski Talks Bo Pils

We spoke with East Brother Beer Co. Head Brewer Paul Liszewski about Bo Pils.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
These recipes were developed by Co-Founder Chris Coomber. It is my job to ensure that we flawlessly execute those recipes with pride and precision. We evaluate every batch and have tweaked the recipes as a part of our continual improvement philosophies.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
I love how pronounced the malt and hop flavors are in the Bo Pils. There is a nice graininess to the malt and a wonderful lemon hop character. It is a great beer for friends and family that haven’t been introduced to craft beer and mass produced beers are their go-to.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
It is short for Bohemian Pilsner. We like to call our beers what they are. Brewing keeps us so busy and focused that we don’t really have the time to come up with witty names.

BC: Is this your “desert island beer?”
If there is refrigeration, absolutely. I can drink this beer all day while I forage for food, figuring out how to get rescued and whatnot. Then again, if it is an unlimited supply, I might skip the rescue part. If no refrigeration, see Oatmeal Stout.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Admire the perfect pour before enjoying.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer?
I recently went to a concert with one of my brewing friends. We met at a craft beer-centric bar close to the Fillmore in San Francisco and had a couple of pre-show craft beers. The second time back at the bar, I ask for a lager or pilsner recommendation; she quickly responds with “East Brother.” My friend laughs and immediately tells the bartender that she just recommended his own beer to him, he’s the head brewer. Fun times.

BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
The perfect grilled ham and cheese, or southern-fried or barbecued chicken.

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