Best of Show - 2016 California State Fair
The fact that three nationally-ranked BJCP judges and two respected brewers judged Ol’ Republic Brewery’s simple, yet sophisticated “Dortmunder Export” the best beer out of 1,266 beer entries, validates that the brewery’s dedication to time-honored, old world techniques is worth the effort.
Dortmund Export Lager 4.8% abv
KEYWORDS: Wonder bread, grits, pancakes, fizzy
MALT BILL: Base – 100% Weyermann 2-row Pils
HOPS: Bittering – Perle, Tettnang Aroma – Saaz
TASTING NOTES: This lager begins with a water profile closer to the more mineral waters of Dortmund in West Germany. This allows for the wonderful malt characteristics to shine, exhibiting aromas of white bread and grits. Our painstaking step mashing process rounds out the flavor profile of pancakes. A touch of noble hops added at just the right moment in the boil underscores the subtle, yet complex interplay between the malts and the hops, while Saaz hops added at flameout keeps the sugars in check with it’s herbal spice notes. This beer personifies our brewing philosophy. Pair with triple creme cheeses like Humbolt Fog. This Dortmunder Export lager recipe evolved during the 19th century in Dortmund, Germany. Ol’ Republic’s version is straw-colored, elegant, light and crisp with a medium-dry finish. Perfect for newcomers to craft beer, and appreciated by beer connoisseurs.