The Pilsners Continue: Pickup Truck Pilsner

Pïckup truck Pilsner

Pïckup Truck Pilsner

Another LCBO grab bag selection and another pilsner style beer.  The Pickup Truck Pilsner is brewed by the Thornbury Village Cidery and Brewery.  I hadn’t tried any beer or cider by Thornbury prior to this surprise selection and didn’t really know anything about the brewery or their reputation.

The Pickup Truck Pilsner is brewed in the Czech pilsner style which has some overlapping characteristics with the German pilsner style – especially when those styles are interpreted by North American breweries.

The beer poured a light clear yellow with minimal short lived froth.  The beer is a nice mixture of malt and traditional Czech style hops with both a grassy and spicy flavor.  I enjoyed this and it would definitely be my preferred pick out of the two pilsners in the grab bag.

Polly Want a Pilsner

Polly Want A Pilsner

Polly Want A Pilsner

It’s beer and it has a punny name.  Winning all around! A friend recently gave me a LCBO craft grab bag which included four cans of beer, including a  can of “Polly Want A Pilsner” by Hop City Brewing Company. I’ve previously tried Hop City’s Barking Squirrel Lager and their Hopbot IPA – it’s been awhile in both cases but I remember them being decent beers.

Polly Want A Pilsner is brewed in the German Pilsner style and poured a dull straw yellow colour with an inch or so of white froth, which dissipated pretty quickly. There’s a mild hop smell that carries over to the taste.  The beer was on the medium bodied side of things but still smooth drinking.  Basically it’s a well made albeit fairly typical North American brewed pilsner.  I’d have it again.

Beer of the Month: Absolute Altitude Saison

I’ve been a bit on the slow side posting about the most recent shipment of beer of the month selections.  As I mentioned earlier I wasn’t a fan of the Break of Dawn Session IPA that was in this batch and we’ve been a bit hesitant to try the other selections.

Beer two of three in this set was the Absolute Altitude Saison from Barnstormer Brewing Company.  Every time I have a beer from Barnstormer I really want to like it – mainly because it is a Barrie brewery and I have fond feelings for that region.

The Absolute Altitude had a slight citrus note but didn’t have a ton of complexity beyond it.  It was missing some of the spiciness that is typical of the Saison style.  It was a good tasting beer but didn’t really set itself apart as something wonderful.http://www.oslickenacres.com/wp-admin/post-new.php