Malt: Gladfield Pilsner, Gladfield Munich, Carafa, Caramunich, Carapils
Hops: Hallertau Mittlefruh
Yeast: Hurliman Lager
Style: Dark Lager
Das Schwarzbier is a rich, but dry, dark lager that was selected by our customers to be the winner of our Home Brew For You competition. It's not just any beer though. This beer style is true to winning home brewer Ben Willing's roots and he's proud to present a beer that defies perception. Ben's family is from the German states where this style is predominantly made. His great grandfather once owned a brewery in this area and was quite successful until the great depression when everything was lost including his connection to the family! From then on Ben's great grandfather was known as the black sheep of the family and never spoken about again, perhaps until now. Intimidating in presentation, this lager drinks clean and dry with a richness from an uncharacteristically large addition of Munich malts. Sit back and sip some of this fine lager, and maybe you and some of your friends can think of some good family stories you've never told before!