Subject: Dr. John is Right--Kind Of
Date: 1992-06-22 22:26:25 GMT
Well, it's true that August Schell Pilsner and Capital Special are great
beers. Capital Special, in fact, holds a very special place in my
heart, and I managed to commandeer and disappear two bottles during the
AHA banquet. Compared to NW beers, however, it's not particularly
hoppy. When the AS Pilsner appeared at the Oregon Brewers Festival on
draught about 3 years ago, it blew me away: an extraordinarily hoppy
beer and my favorite from the festival. But the bottle version is
considerably more timid; the local distributor, in fact, is convinced
that AS is bottling their real pilsner as their Export and the Export in
the Pilsner bottles.
And don't mistake me: I love good Midwestern Microbrewed Lagers (TM); I
brought a case of Sprecher's home on the plane, and it's already almost
gone. But... when you need HOPS, stick to the Left Coast.
- --Jeff Frane
Beer Snobs United (hooray for good taste)
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