A new hop forward Pilsner is now available from Chuckanut Brewery with its Birrificio Italiano inspired Chuckanut Italian Pilsner from its involvement with the Italian brewers Pils & Love Festival. Originally brewed in 2019 for Seattle’s Chuck’s Hop Shop, Chuckanut Italian Style Pilsner returns in 500mL bottles across the Pacific Northwest.
In brewing Chuckanut Italian Style Pilsner, the brew team at Chuckanut used pilsner malt to lay down a backbone that delivers graininess and a light malt sweetness. However, the bright spot of this pilsner it the use of the Noble hops that provide for a clean bitterness and those dry-hopped for flavor and aroma. This is a German style pilsner on steroids! A highly drinkable lager with huge notes of spicy and herbal hops. Chuckanut Italian Style Pilsner goes great with oysters, seafood and really anything. It’s best just by itself, cheers!
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.