Pizza Port Pick Six Pilsner
Brewed by: Pizza Port Brewing Company
Beer Classification and Specs
- Style: Lager
- Variation: Pilsner
- Seasonal: No
- ABV: 5.2%
- IBU: N/A
Brewer’s Notes and Ingredients
There is nothing better than a day at the races with a winning ticket in one hand, and a beer in the other. If the odds are in your favor, both of those would be a pick-six. Nothing parlays winning more perfectly than a refreshing Pizza Port Brewing Co. Pilsner, and no luck is required. Here’s to all the race tracks, horses, jockeys, and trainers that make the excitement happen. Cheers!
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Artwork: Follows Pizza Port brand template, with a Del Mar horse race in the cutout.
Color: Crystal clear, straw colored.
Aroma: Damp grain.
Arrived in: 16oz. can
Served in: Pilsner Glass
Pick Six is the fifth offering in Pizza Port’s family of canned releases, heading fast down the stretch on the heels of last month’s Kook D.I.P.A. They join Ponto S.I.P.A., The Chronic, and Swami’s. As printed on the bottom of the aluminum, “Canned on 07/07/15 And They’re Off.”
This is their first canned lager, and it keeps the Pizza Port tradition of naming beers after local San Diego locations or activities intact. “Pick 6” refers to the feat of selecting 6 consecutive winners in your bet at the horse track. Del Mar is minutes away from Pizza Port’s original Solana Beach location.
Lagers and pilsners are a lighter style of beer we’ve never really been into – watery / not much flavor. But as America’s obsession with the almighty hop has reached fever pitch, there’s more creativity in this arena, with India Pale Lagers (IPLs), and hoppy pilsners like this one.
Pick Six Pilsner was a bright beauty, so crystal clear you could see through to the other side of the glass. Its “racing” effervescence was mesmerizing, while the tall wispy head fell flat after a few minutes.
Obviously this was a light bodied beer. What made it so refreshing was its mellow carbonation that crispened up on the tip of your tongue, with floral hops in the finish.
Pick Six Pilsner ended with a gentle drying bitterness, and nice little nudge of hops. We just wish the hops were more intense, since Pizza Port billed it as a hoppy pilsner.
Firestone Walker’s Pivo Hoppy Pils is still the champion of hopped-up pilsners, but Pick Six makes for a guaranteed fresh local alternative.
Final Score: 3.5/5
Pizza Port Pick Six Pilsner was a refreshing, sessionable, thoroughbred of a pilsner. These pounder cans went down easy, and the tasty beer pairs great with the sunny San Diego lifestyle.