Description: Head brewer Aaron Blonden has a background in lager wort production and over a decade of experience innovating within this style, including winning both a Great American Beer Festival award and a World Beer Cup award for his pilsner. And now he's super excited to bring his knowledge and experience to the world of NA lager, starting with this very rare style in the non-alcoholic beer category.
Traditionally Italian pilsners are European malted lagers that are then dry-hopped to infuse floral or possibly spicy notes to the beverage. This lager was hopped in the kettle with a Saaz hops, and the grain bill consisted of authentic Italian pilsner malt grown by the Adriatic Sea. It was then dry hopped with Contessa hops - an American hop that is perfect for Italian style pilsners. Contessa is basically a cross between Fuggle and Cascade hops, and has strong German noble hop characteristics with aromas of floral fields, light pear, soft green tea and lemongrass.