Unknown Beast – Schwarzbier
Schwarzbier – 5% ABV
4PK – 16oz Cans
What’s that noise?! Is it a spooky monster?! Is it some wild beast?! NOPE! “Unknown Beast” is everyone’s favorite style: German Schwarzbier! Oh, heeeeyyyyy! And we re-vamped the recipe from last year, because we can’t leave well enough alone. WHEEEEE!
We started things off with a base of Riverbend Chesapeake Pilsner and a whole mess of specialty and roasted malts from Proximity Malt before hopping it with Hallertauer Mittelfruh throughout the boil and smashing it full of Northern Brewer in the Whirlpool. We implemented our traditional German Lager treatment otherwise: slow and cold fermentation, spunding for 100% natural carbonation, and a long rest in a Horizontal Lagering Tank.
It starts off with notes of roasty Cacao, sweet Hazelnut, toasted Wheat bread, and just a hint of dem beans. Got me thinkin’ ‘bout dem beans…uh, right…then this finishes with the extra clean, crisp, and dry character we strive for. Don’t let the appearance of this beast fool you, it’s easily one of our favorite Lager offerings to date, and maintains that high level of crushability you’ve come to expect from our Chippy Boi™ Lager Program.