Celebrating the end of summer and the “Party on the Playa,” this session lager is the perfect thirst quencher for the hot days of the Nevada high desert. A classic German brewing technique gives this brew its signature malty backbone, while Noble German and Czech hops lend a snappy finish.
This beer, while relatively straightforward and seemingly simple, is a huge point of pride for the brewery for several reasons: the unique malt used, the brewing process employed, and of course, the finished product. First, the malt we used is 100% authentic Bohemian Floor-Malted Barley. This special malt gives our beer an authentic malt character and flavor. Floormalted grains are a labor of love. They require much more hands-on care and attention than those produced with typical modern techniques, but these malts also impart a richness lacking in many commercially produced Pilsen malts.
The historic Czech brewing process used is “decoction mashing.” This is achieved by boiling a portion of the mash and then adding the small portion back to the original mash mixture to raise the temperature. The result of this laborious and time-consuming method is tight control, but more importantly, a richness of malt character that is nearly impossible to otherwise duplicate. We adamantly feel the work is worth the result.