Earlier this month, we shared eight facts about our Summit Sága IPA as a way to celebrate the hoppy brews’ eighth year in circulation.
Since we like bragging out our beers, and sharing tid-bits we find interesting, we’ve decided to continue this birthday tradition. Next up is our Summit Keller Pils.
If you’ve been a Summit Brewing fan for a while, you may already know Keller Pils was initially released in the late spring of 2016 as part of a four-brew series to commemorate our 30th anniversary. This is much like Sága, which was a play on our 25th anniversary Silver Ale. Although, when we re-released Keller Pils in May of 2017, we kept the recipe the same, unlike the previous anniversary brew.
Though, while you may have known that here are some things you may not know about our beloved lager!
- Keller Pils obtains its hazy appearance from proteins and polyphenols derived from malt and hops that are retained in the brewing process. These haze forming compounds are often filtered out but kellerbiers are unfiltered and produce a hazy appearance when served at low temperatures.
- After its first year as a year-round brew, Keller Pils won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival® and Bronze at the World Beer Cup®. Summit Oktoberfest is the only other Summit beer to receive two awards in its first year of circulation.
- Weyermann Barke Pilsner Malt, which is the main malt used in Keller Pils, was a new release in 2014, just a few years before we first brewed the beer!
- When asked, Keller Pils is often the favorite of our brewers (and Mark too!)
Celebrate Keller Pils’ today, or anytime, by grabbing a 6-or-12-pack of 12oz. cans from a store near you.* Prost!
*Keller Pils is available on draught at selection locations, too.