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Churchkey Pilsner

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Well here we go. One of the most talked about beers in the last few months is the Churchkey. If you don’t know by now, it’s a steel can in which you need a churchkey to open. Some like the gimmick, some don’t. Honestly, who cares? It’s just a gimmick. If you don’t like it, then don’t drink it. The brewery is interesting, though. When I say interesting, I mean doesn’t exist. They moved in next door to Two Beers in Seattle with only fermenters and a canning line. Two Beers is contract brewing this in exchange for use of their canning line. Sounds pretty cool to me. I couldn’t find much information on the beer through the website, but I know it has Saaz. Let’s just drink it.

Stats:
Pilsner. 4.9% ABV. Washington.

Pale yellow color with only a little bit of head.

The nose is a bit muted with just a little bit of grass and grain coming through.

Mouthfeel is a medium-light body with a heavy carbonation. Much nicer than I was expecting.

Grassy, with some grain and a hint of clover honey on the palate, with some spicey hops that are not shy. Medium bitterness may throw some people off this beer.

Say what you want about the gimmick, but it’s a pretty solid beer inside. 87 points.

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  1. May 11, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    It’s hard to get people to pick your beer over all the other craft beers. I say use what you can as long as the taste backs it up.

  2. May 17, 2012 at 7:58 am

    I love the gimmick. A nice can for collectors.

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