Monday, August 6, 2007

BJ's Beer Appreciation Night: Czech and German Pilsners

For too long now the good guys at the Southern California BJ's have been doing good Beer Appreciation Nights the first Tuesday of the month. If you're in Orange County you really must check these out - organized by BJ's Uber-Brewer, Alex P. I've been trying for years now to get the just-as-good guys in NorCal to do something like this. Puffy, you reading this?

August is Pilsner Month it appears. Check this out, an impressive lineup for a very good price.

Press Release...
Originating in 1842 in the Bohemian city of Pilsen as the first pale lager, "pilsener" soon became the most popular beer style in the world. But sadly the vast majority of beers called "pilsener", "pilsner" or "pils" are mislabeled. In the US, it is very difficult to find "the taste of a true pilsner beer", and you can be sure that Miller Lite is about as far from a true pilsner as you can get! Most so-called pilsners are watery and hopless interpretations of what is traditionally an intensely aromatic and flavorful style. For the most part, only Czech and German pilsners remain true to the style. At Tuesday’s Beer Appreciation Night in Brea, we'll experience what real pilsner is all about. Doesn’t this sound like a great way to spend a summer evening?

Here's our lineup of Bohemian pale lagers:

Pilsner Urquell

And here's our selection of German pilsners:


In addition, we'll taste a few authentic examples of pilsner brewed domestically, including BJ's own Pook's Pilsner, our seasonal German-style pilsner.

Where and when:

BJ's in Brea on Tuesday, August 7, 7:30pm


$18 per person (pay at the door). Includes all beer samples, handouts and a souvenir glass. Yes, everyone gets a collectible beer glass to take home! Must be 21 years of age. Designated drivers welcome at no charge.

For more info:

714/990-MALT (Brea)