Ayinger Bavarian Pils Lands In America

Ayinger Pils arrives in the United States for the first time. (image courtesy of Merchant du Vin)

With the continued growth of import beers in the United States, Ayinger Privatbrauerei from Aying, Germany has joined in the fray. Better known as Ayinger Bairisch Pils in Bavaria, the brewery has recently launched this beer in the United States as Ayinger Bavarian Pils.

Arriving for the first time on our shores, Bavarian Pils is a German brewed golden lager offering up a clean, crisp malty backbone that is accented by generous amount of hops. Bavarian Pils was recently awarded a Gold Medal (93 points) at the 2017 World Beer Championships.

We recently had this beer the other evening on draft at Prost! in North Portland. It was so tasty that a second round was ordered to satisfy our tastes!

Ayinger Pils at Prost! in North Portland.

Ayinger Bavarian Pils Description:
Ayinger Bavarian Pils is the flavor of a fruitful barley harvest, seasoned with noble hops: a brisk golden lager with snappy hop aroma and velvety-soft malt flavor, from locally-grown barley. A thick creamy head rests atop this brilliantly clear, golden elixir. Ayinger Pils shows the masterful perfection of four classic ingredients melded by a family’s generations of brewing skill: barley malt; hops; water from an Ice Age aquifer via the brewery’s well; and lager yeast.

Want to learn more about Ayinger? Check out our recent feature on the brewery from our trip to Bavaria in 2016.

Ayinger Bavarian Pils Stats:
Ingredients: Water, wheat malt, barley malt, hops, yeast.
ABV: 5.3% – OG: 1.047 – IBU: 32
11.2-ounce (330 ml) bottles / 24 per case (cases of six 4-packs)
50-liter kegs

Food Serving Suggestion:
Goat cheese or mild cheddar, grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut and pomme frites, croque monsieur, fried oysters with spicy remoulade, jerk or tandoori chicken, sushi, pound cake, or strawberry rhubarb pie. Serve in tall, tapered pils glass.

Franz Inselkammer III of Ayinger outside at Ayinger Braustuberl in September 2016.

Ayinger is imported by Merchant du Vin. Locating a beer that is imported by Merchant du Vin is easy, just use its Online Beer Search. Prost!

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