One of five beneficiaries of SweetWater’s annual Save Our Water campaign, Building Conservation Trust – the Coastal Conservation Association’s National Habitat Program – recently “competed against the other non-profits in a social media campaign, winning the opportunity to create a beneficial brew.” $1 from every case of that beneficial brew – Twisted Fish Crystal Pilsner – sold will be donated by SweetWater “to fund projects that benefit sustainable fisheries and recreational anglers, creating and restoring habitats and advancing the science of marine conservation.” These funds are “in addition to SweetWater’s donation of $100,000 every summer to clean water and natural habitat protection initiatives around the nation.”
As for the beer itself, Twisted Fish is a modern take on the Czech-style Pilsner that “uses traditional Czech yeast and fermentation temps, with traditional and non-traditional pilsner hops – Crystal, Citra and Mandarina add a juicy aroma and flavor profile more typical of IPAs, mixed with spicy and herbal notes from the Hallertau for complexity.” Weighing in at 5.3% ABV, this refreshing Pilsner promises to be a perfect warm weather go-to.
Twisted Fish Crystal Pilsner will officially release on May 21 and will hang around for a limited time. You can expect to find this Special Release available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of SweetWater Brewing Company’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Twisted Fish Crystal Pilsner from SweetWater Brewing Company
Release – Limited, late May 2018
Style – Czech-style Pilsner
ABV – 5.3%
IBUs – 30
Malts – Pilsner, Carapils & Vienna
Hops – Hallertau Mittelfruh, Citra & Mandarina Bavaria; dry-hopped with Crystal, Citra & Mandarina Bavaria
Yeast – Czech Pils
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
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