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Offline MattyAHA

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your favorite commercial Pilsner
« on: February 19, 2019, 08:58:44 am »
what is your favorite commercial pilsner? i been on a real pilsner kick lately and it would be cool to get some pilsner recommendations, my beer distributor does not have a big selection of pilsners everything is IPA these days, but so far im really impressed with victory prima pils
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 09:14:20 am »
Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils

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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2019, 09:15:31 am »
Prima is a great one.  You can't go wrongh with either Heater Allen or Pfriem.  In the summer, Bitburger is my beer of choice.
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2019, 09:29:44 am »
My fav Pils is Schmucker bier Meister Pils

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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2019, 09:47:41 am »
Keesmann Herren Pils, in and around Bamberg.

pFriem, Pivo, Nooner, Never and Koenig all hit the spot.
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2019, 09:55:02 am »
I like Keller Pils by Summit Brewing. Their Dakota Soul is good, also.
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2019, 12:01:58 pm »
Nobody's mentioned poor old Pilsner Urquell.  They've taken measures to improve shipping and it arrives fairly fresh now.  Of course the stuff in the bottle bears absolutely zero resemblance to the genuine,  pre-1990 beer.   But it's a decent beer vaguely the  north German style now, and fresher than most imports, so usually a safe bet at the bar if not an interesting one.   I can't find Bitburger or most others that aren't quite stale.  Then again I have the same problem with Prima, it's always hazy and dull.  Distributor issues.  I had Prima fresh only once, and that was very nice indeed, but maybe a little out of style, for European style at least, maybe not US craft.  There's a big distinction to be made there.  If, and only if, you can find it very fresh, Krušovice is a fine Bohemian beer, but owned by Heineken, its handling is not given priority attention.  (First SAB Miller and now Asahi seem to have better appreciated what they got in Urquell, but that's for another topic.)
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2019, 12:19:02 pm »
I like Bitburger but wouldn't even say it's a favorite.  Gordon Biersch makes phenomenal lagers.  And locally around here, no one makes them better than Copper State in Green Bay, which are every bit as good as imports.
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2019, 01:51:35 pm »
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2019, 04:47:42 pm »
Prima is a great one.  You can't go wrongh with either Heater Allen or Pfriem.  In the summer, Bitburger is my beer of choice.

Bit is a guaranteed fresh Pils in a can no less. I get fresh 4 packs all day where I’m at.

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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 04:49:04 pm »
I would say either Ayinger or Weihenstephan.

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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2019, 05:06:53 pm »




Bit is a guaranteed fresh Pils in a can no less. I get fresh 4 packs all day where I’m at.

I envy you for your distributor,  sir.
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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2019, 05:10:23 pm »




Bit is a guaranteed fresh Pils in a can no less. I get fresh 4 packs all day where I’m at.

I envy you for your distributor,  sir.

Central NY is a hell of a beer region.

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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2019, 07:00:34 pm »
I like prima a lot. I've never tried Bitburger, it's definitely the right price. I think it's $5.99 a 4 pack (tallboys) or something like that. Any idea on how to figure out what distributors carry in the area? There's a sizable AB Inbev distributor in town.

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Re: your favorite commercial Pilsner
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2019, 07:28:52 pm »
I like prima a lot. I've never tried Bitburger, it's definitely the right price. I think it's $5.99 a 4 pack (tallboys) or something like that. Any idea on how to figure out what distributors carry in the area? There's a sizable AB Inbev distributor in town.
If you Google "beer distributors in [your area,]" their websites will list their portfolios.   If I have stale beer, I find out who distributes it locally and avoid wasting money on the other brands they carry if it doesn't seem to be the retailer's fault -- and I know my retailers well enough.  Sadly that doesn't always leave a lot of choice.  But hey, homebrew is always fresh!
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