Ayinger Bavarian Pils Lands In America
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 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)
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.
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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About The Author
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.
That is a very good question. The original info that was sent out about the beer mentioned that it did contain wheat and barley malt. I now see that the wheat malt has been removed. Or it could be a very minuscule amount that it adds other properties to the beer.
Hello I wanted to know if Ayinger Bavarian Pilsner is unpasteurized beer? I am looking for an unpasteurized beer and Ayinger came up in my search. Please advise. Josie
Are you sure that Ayinger Bavarian Pils contains wheat malt? I was always under the impression that any golden German lager pilsener style beer is crafted from just barley malt. If it contained wheat, the word “weisse” or “weissen” would have to be in its title. ???