Summer is the season for absolutely everyone to enjoy an ice cold Pilsener, according to Kaiser Brothers Brewing Captain, Dicky Fife.

Which makes Kaiser Brothers Pilsener the perfect summer drop. In fact, Dicky describes it as a ‘golden, throat tickler’ definitively promising it will quench every thirst!

While the genesis of Kaiser Brothers Pilsener harks back to a centuries old Bavarian recipe from the family of the brewery’s owners, this beer has an honest Kiwi heart. “Yes, the recipe has a German heritage but we put a classic Kiwi spin on it”, Dicky says.

“We begin with Canterbury’s world-renowned artesian water. Add Gladfield malt from a mere 122km south and hops from the top of the South Island. Then paying homage to our European roots we bring it all together with a Belgium yeast.”

All this adds up to a tasty, German style Pilsener. Sparkling golden in the glass, on the nose it offers citrus aromas of grapefruit, tangerine and lemon rind, before tickling the palate with punchy, hoppy bitterness with its malt carrying it to a long crisp, dry finish.

In a nod to its German lineage, Kaiser Brothers Brewery Pilsener is spelt the traditional European way – which catches many a beer lover used to an anglicised spelling.

Kaiser Brothers Brewery was established by the three German-Kiwi Giesen brothers, whose great uncle, established the renowned Kaiser Brewery in the village of Bischofsgrun, in north-east Bavaria. Kaiser Brothers Brewery brews are inspired by the original 1862 recipe, and crafted to be ‘Kiwi-as’. Kaiser Brothers Brewery took off when Alex Giesen met Dicky Fife, with the new brewer establishing its own brewery in Christchurch in 2016.

Dicky says ‘we make Kaiser Brothers Brewery beers honestly for flavour and taste. Just as it was in the 1860s, today’s Kaiser Brothers beers are made by a passionate team using real, quality local ingredients.’

Kaiser Brothers Brewery Pilsener is available in 500ml bottles throughout the country and has an RRP of $5.99.

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