If you like ass puckering hoppiness to your brews then you'll be happy to know that Sam Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner is back baby!! I received an email today and this is what it read:
One of the greatest parts of this job is being able to explore and push the boundaries of what beer can be. For those who appreciate hops as much as we do this is truly a joyous time. Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner is back and prepared to wow you. You see, Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner allows us to truly showcase the unique flavor and aroma characteristics in our favorite Bavarian Noble hop, Hallertau Mittelfrueh, found in every bottle of Samuel Adams Boston Lager®. And we don't mess around here. We use 12 pounds of hops per barrel when we brew Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner. To give you some perspective, one barrel of a big, full-flavored beer like Samuel Adams Boston Lager uses about 1 pound of hops per barrel and average beers use about 1.5 ounces per barrel. But don't look for a traditional "Hop Bomb" experience with this brew. Hallertau Mittelfrueh hops are known for their finer aromas and complex flavors and they make Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner incredibly fragrant but not too bitter. In fact, the resulting brew is amazingly balanced. Keep an eye out for Samuel Adams Hallertau Imperial Pilsner at a beer store near you, but act fast as supplies are limited and it will be gone quickly.
Not sure if we'll see this one in the New Orleans area but I'll keep my eyes open and report back if I see it!