Shower Beer Pilsner

Review by Eric Tansey, CSW,Sommelier

The Shower Beer Pilsner is Translucent and light golden in color, with lemon and orange peel aromas. The beer is light bodied and so very crisp and inviting. Soft, lager style yeast creates a freshness that you often find in lager but also subtle, sweeter and fruitier characteristics that you might find in an ale.

The Shower Beer Pilsner is lighter in body than traditional lagers and has a Hawaiian bread roll-like characteristic, with ever so subtle honey undertones. The finish is light and a bit metallic but that does not take away from the beer at all. In fact, this beer would make for a great tail gating beer, pool side delight, or as the label states…a shower beer.  Drink this brew from the can, and just relax. Cheers!

Tansey’s Blind Rating – 85 points

Beer Advocate – 85

Ratebeer – 49


The Break Down

35%
Body
20%
Bitterness
30%
Hops
60%
Yeast
30%
Malt

Beer Selection – Shower Beer

Style – Czech Style Pilsner

Producer – Champion Brewing Company 

Region – Charlottesville, Virginia

Hops – 100% Czech Saaz Hops

Yeast – Lager Yeast 

Alcohol – 4.5%

IBU- 35 

Food Pairing – Game Day snacks like nachos, wings, burgers and dogs. Asian cuisine, sausages and pierogis 


What is a Pilsner 

A pilsner is the beer-o-logical link between lagers and ales, although pilsner is a type of lager and not an ale. Lagers use yeast that ferments at the bottom of the tank while ales use yeast that ferments at the top of the tank.

What this means for you is that ales have fruitier characteristics and lagers have more crisp, toasted bread like characteristics. Pilsner lagers were created in the Czech Republic and are very light lagers with the addition of fruity and citrusy hops.

This makes a beer that has that toasted bread quality from the lager yeast and a very subtle lemon fruit and mineral finish from the hops. They are great anytime summer beers that have lower alcohol content and great flavor. Cheers! Eric Tansey, CSW

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From the Brewery 

CHAMPION BREWING COMPANY IS CHARLOTTESVILLE’S MOST PROGRESSIVE BREWERY, PRODUCING A WIDE VARIETY OF ALES IN TWO LOCATIONS: OUR DOWNTOWN TAP ROOM AND OUR BELMONT PRODUCTION FACILITY. CONSTANTLY ROTATING TAPS AND ONE-OFF BEERS IN THE TAP ROOM ARE SERVED IN A LIVELY AND FUN ENVIRONMENT, WITH GAMES AN OUTDOOR PATIO, AND A REGULAR ROTATION OF THE BEST FOOD TRUCKS IN THE AREA.