Spruce Pilsner Released

Spruce Pilsner should begin to hit store shelves during the last week of June (that’s right, next week!) and is currently on sale at our pub. The 2012 batch yielded about 540 cases and 32 half barrels — and it will go fast! Spruce Pilsner is an imperial pilsner fermented with local, hand-picked blue spruce tips. The spruce presence, rooted in historical brewing practices, is enormous and gives the beer a refreshing quality reminiscent of gin. This beer is impressively light bodied considering the immense spruce flavors and the prodigious additions of hops.

Watch our home video to learn more about this beer and to see the harvesting of this year’s spruce tips.

Spruce Pilsner from Short's Vimeo on Vimeo.

-Short’s Brew Staff