Brewery Ommegang (Cooperstown, New York) has officially announced that it will launch Idyll Days Pilsner as its newest Year-Round offering in March 2020.
Developed over a two-year period to be Brewery Ommegang’s “signature version of [a] time-honored style,” Idyll Days is an unfiltered Belgian-style Pilsner that employs “authentic floor-malted barley from the Czech Republic to impart earthier, more rustic flavors than are often found in pilsners, and the beer is fermented with a Belgian lager yeast to give it a cleaner profile with fewer sulfur notes.” To balance the experience, Czech Saaz hops “lend delicate, floral aromas, enhanced by sweet notes of fresh grain.” After conditioning for 30 days, Idyll Days Pilsner (5% ABV) comes together to offer its drinker a “mature beer with smooth drinkability.”
“This beer is glorious in its simplicity, but it is hardly simple to make,” said Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang. “Every ingredient of Idyll Days was carefully selected to deliver a beer that’s more than the sum of its parts. We hope it encourages fans to slow down and appreciate the simple pleasures of life while enjoying a glass with friends.”
Idyll Days Pilsner debuted at Brewery Ommegang on February 21 and is scheduled to enter distribution on March 1. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available on draft nationwide and in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans on the East Coast. Prost!
Vital Information for Idyll Days Pilsner from Brewery Ommegang
Release – Year-Round; launching March 2020
Style – Pilsner
ABV – 5%
IBUs – 28
Malts – Floor-Malted Barley & Flaked Corn
Hops – Czech Saaz
Yeast – Belgian Lager Yeast
Treatment – Lagered for 30 days
Suggested Food Pairings – “Pair with country fare like rotisserie chicken, grilled root vegetables, and hot buttered biscuits, or cheeses like manchego and clothbound cheddar.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.ommegang.com/beer-finder/