Slow Italian-Style Pilsner

A crisp, clean, dry-hopped Pilsner, just in time for the holidays!

This lager was fermented very well and very slowly, then finally dry-hopped with heaps of Spalt hops. The long-awaited result offers aromas of lemon pepper, with a light, bready malt-body, and a balanced bitter finish. Sometimes beer takes its time and let you know when it’s done. We had the luxury of allowing this Pils to lallygag for a truly spectacular end-result. It also prompted a great reminder for us to take the time to slow down and enjoy time with those around us at this time of year. There’s no better beer to accompany that mantra than with this slow-fermented Italian-Style Pils. 

Available, Thursday, December 19th in our retail store, online store, on tap in The Saloon and at kick-ass beer bars throughout Ontario.


WATER pure Muskoka water
BARLEY/MALT German Pilsner, Flaked Barley, Wheat
HOPS Magnum, Spalt, Strisselspalt 
YEAST German Lager


A.B.V. 5.5%
O.G. 12.8°P
I.B.U. 30
S.R.M. 2
F.G. 2.5°P

Sam’s Take

I’ve always been a fan of German-style pilsners (or pils). Since my days at the VLB, it’s been a bit of a white whale for me. I’ve always wanted to recreate the pils I had at the school…the flavour, the aroma…they were perfect! Taking those German pils roots and applying a more North American approach with dry hopping, we end up with what has now been called an “Italian Style Pils”. Popularized by Birrifico Italiano’s Tipopils, it’s basically the modernization of a traditional lager.  Slow is our interpretation of this “new” style. Dry-hopped and then lagered for 4 weeks, it’s dry, crisp, clean with delicate aromas of lemon and spice. Sometimes you gotta take things Slow to get them right.