Bumberbrew PNW Pilsner
Name: Bumberbrew PNW Pils
Style: Non-Alcoholic Pacific Northwest Pilsner
ABV: Less than 0.5% ABV
Quantity: 4pack/16oz. cans
Brewer's Notes: Pilsners generally are where nuance meets balance. They're not alls up in-your face like West Coast IPAs can be with mouth-puckering bitterness. Or New England IPAs with coying sweetness. Yet they're also not "guaranteed not to offend" like American lagers. In other words, it's not the band who will melt your face off, nor is it bubble gum pop that will erase all your worries and take you to a happy place. It’s more of a thinking person's beer - like an under-appreciated indie band that's your own little secret. One you can share with those you deem worthy of entering your head space.
This beer, like all great bands, has a solid yet complex rhythm section, grounded with a base of Germany’s premier malt house barley. We then built in riffs of Yakima grown hops, featuring a newer American lager hop variety, Loral. The Eukanot hop then jumps to the forefront like Doug Martsch's iconic wailing guitar sounds on Built to Spill's album Perfect from Now On, providing sharp notes of lemon, lime and melon rind bitterness.
Keeping this beer unfiltered allows those hop accoutrements to hang around like flavor groupies, with a finish that balances your experience like the perfect encore can balance out a live set - enough bitterness to not seem sweet, yet still flavorful enough to appease the hopheads that crush IPA’s only.
Enjoy the Bumbershoot festival, they put together a great lineup this year!
WARNING: similar to many juices, kombucha, and other beverages you'll find in the grocery store, this product has not been pasteurized, and therefore may contain harmful bacteria that can cause serious illness in children, the elderly, and persons with weakened immune systems.
PLEASE NOTE: like other beverage industries have been doing for centuries, we mitigate the potential for bacterial growth in other ways, rather than to pasteurize and destroy the nuanced flavors that make our beer stand out from many pasteurized non-alcoholic beer offerings, though we do acknowledge pasteurization is the most effective way to inhibit bacterial growth, or potential for refermentation in the can. Risk may be exacerbated by prolonged warm storage, so to mitigate risk, always cold-store Self Care immediately upon receipt, and avoid exposure to extreme heat.