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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tone77, Feb 13, 2016.
I'm assuming so. I know they've worked with Olde Saratoga, Lion, and Sly Fox. Do you have any idea what their current six pack and 750 arrangements are?
Edit: I drink it bottled and draught.
I agree that it'll probably get less traffic, but considering that the only other threads I've seen like this are for IPAs and stouts, lagers aren't doing that bad in the grand scheme of things.
Don't know about "half." Is that like someone else saying "60% of craft beer..." Just kidding.
TX: Community's Vienna Lager
No, I do not have any current information. A couple of years ago I got into a conversation with the owner of Southampton (I did not know he was the owner at the time) and he told me that the bottled Keller Pils was brewed at SBC but the draft Keller Pils at the brewpub was brewed in house. SBC may also be brewing some of the draft Keller Pils but since that was not a specific part of our conversation I really don't know. An 'indicator' for me is the shape of the bottle since SBC uses a stubby bottle while the majority of other breweries use the standard long-neck type bottle.
Can't really answer because I've not had ALL the lagers in NY. So I'll base this on the ones I've had. For years I was biig fan of Saranac Black Forest (schwarzbier) but they recently stopped brewing that. But right about the same time Brooklyn Brewery came out with a schwarzbier called Insulated Lager (which I think is brewed in thee Saranac facility in Utica... interesting!).
I lived for awhile in PA so I claim honorary status there... So I'll go for Troegs' Sunshine Pils and Troegenator. The former is my go-to summer beer and the later is my go-to winter beer.
Heater Allen anything
SC is pretty much a wasteland when it comes to producing truly outstanding beer in state and even more so I terms of lagers. Holy City's Pilsner is the best I've had that gets produced here.
That's an interesting bit of info about the bottle shape because I've seen their beers in different shaped bottles over the years. SBC? Is that Olde Saratoga Brewing Co in NY or something in PA?
Hands down Chuckanut Pilsner.
Kiwi Rising by Jack's Abby but you really can't miss with those guys regardless of what you grab
Ain't that the truth.
Those "heritage" bottles (similar to Sierra-Nevada's, which are not true stubbies ) from SBC - are brewed by PA's Susquehanna Brewing Co. Southampton has also contract-brewed at the new Shmaltz Brewing Company's brewery in Clifton Park, NY. They also briefly brewed at City - Latrobe. And I have vague recollections of at least one of their beers once coming out of High Falls/Genesee, as well.
Church Street Polish Style Pilsner.
I'll 2nd the dark dopplebock and put my 2nd vote for New Glarus Two Women, just ever so slightly over the hometown blonde.
Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston, PA.
A photo of the shape of their beer bottles:
Although I wish I could pick a lager brewery a little closer to me, I'd happily go with any of the beers I've had from Chuckanut.
Lots of good ones in MN. Off the top of my head:
Bent Paddle Roof Rack Vienna Lager
Schells Pils, Firebrick and Bock
Harriet Brewing Doppelbock
Bauhaus Wonderstuff Pilsner
Summit Maibock and Octoberfest
I've become a fan of Jack's Abby House Lager as well. Narragansett makes good lager and Beerworks IPL from Framingham is also very good. Jack's Abby is a cut above in my opinion.
Kiwi Rising by Jack's Abby
My SC favorite is Southern Barrel Helles Lager
Elm City Lager New England Brewing
I forgot, honorable mention Coast Kolsch
Although I don't necessarily love it, I guess I'd nominate Carton Sit Down Son by default.
Wow, coming from arguably the best state for lagers in the US, and a knowledgable lager-lover such as yourself, that's a very high compliment.
And I'm not arguing either. Troegs Sunshine Pils is a fantastic beer, my personal number one US-brewed German Pilsner.
The best part? It's coming soon!
I have two lagers in my lagering chamber right now: a Classic American Pilsner and a Tmavý Ležák (Czech Dark Lager). I have a Bohemian Pilsner fermenting and in a couple of weeks I will be brewing (again) an 1896 Michelob. I will be enjoying these lagers (Pilsners) until Troegs releases Sunshine Pils in a few months.
Its all good!!
Favorite all time is Sam Adams Cinder Bock...loved that beer.
Genny Bock, Sixpoint The Crisp is a close second. Not too many other great lagers I can think of that are made in NY, but my favorite lager state has to be PA.
Tried that Simcoe Pils earlier today. Really good stuff for sure.
That said, Marble Pilsner gets my vote. Just hits all the right spots for what I want in the style.
Troegs Sunshine Pils
Illinois has some options
Metropolitan makes an amazing Pilsner...ish style beer called Flywheel
They also make the best schwartzbeir I've ever had. It's called Magentron
I also love Half Acre Pony Pils
In Washington State -
Helles Lager by Chuckanut
Have you tried the Heliostat?
Victory's Prima Pils.
GL Dortmunder Gold?
Texas' No. 1 beer (F the lager designation!):
If that's all I could get, I swear to you I'd be a happy beer drinker. Bored at times considering what's out there, but still happy.
Texas' honorable mentions:
Real Ale Hans' Pils
Live Oak Big Bark Amber Lager (easily the state's most underrated brew)
Austin Beerworks Black Thunder
Karbach Mother in Lager
Robert Earl Keen Honey Pils
Martin House's Toadies Bock
Karbach Pontificator dopplebock
Yeah, but I only drink it a few times a year. If it was around more often, I'd drink it more often. Also, it'll never be bottles so that limits me as well. I drink cases of flywheel a year because it's always on shelves.
Not a lot of great lagers from New York. I have to go with Brooklyn Lager.