By: Naomi Kerchinsky
On June 12th, 2022, Troubled Monk will celebrate its 7th anniversary by releasing a new Italian Pilsner, Copper. This would not have been possible without the support of our community and the hard work of the Troubled Monk team. Our journey to create craft beverages worth sharing is built on the heat, warmth, and stability of our shared vision, mission, and values.
|COPPER ITALIAN PILSNER|
Crisp, Bitter, Snappy
This clear, light gold lager pours with a fine white head. The aroma is tantalizing with a mix of floral, herbal and slightly fruity hops with a grassy, cracker malt note. The first sip is delightfully bitter with classic spicy, herbal hop notes including rose water and timothy hay. A second sip brings forward a pleasant lemon character and more noble hops which slowly evolves into faint tangerine notes as you get further down the glass. The finish is decently dry giving it a light crisp feel that leaves your tastebuds begging for more. This double-dry hopped Italian Pilsner is best served in a thin, fluted glass.
Fun Fact: Garret fell head over heels for Italian Pilsners after a shopping trip to a craft beer store a couple of years back where he created a Pilsner mix-pack, and in that mix was an Italian Pilsner.
What is an Italian Pilsner?
Pilsner beer originated in the town of Pilsen in the Czech Republic. This style of beer has been re-created in many cultures around the world, with each culture adding its own unique twist. The Italian Pilsner is dry-hopped and uses classic, local European hops.
The Italian Pilsner was an accident. In 1996, Agostino Arioli was trying to make a German pilsner, but the final result was not what he intended. He named the beer Tripopils, which means “kind of pils” in Italian. Arioli used an English brewing technique called dry-hopping, which added the classic German noble hops flavor to an unfiltered pilsner.
We’re continuing our tradition of creating a special pilsner for our anniversary, and this year we’re doing an Italian-style pilsner. This beer has flat-buying power. Thank you Central Alberta for your ongoing support, and for our team at Troubled Monk. This beer is for you!
Happy Anniversary, Central Alberta!
Raise a pint to seven years of Troubled Monk with our new Italian Pilsner, Copper. The label shows our core mission, vision, and values, but above all else we value one thing: Craft Beverages Worth Sharing..