The contrast between the pilsners in this year’s Top 30 is quite stark and best exemplified by this classical German-style pilsner, which focuses more on traditional “noble” European hop characters that deliver subtle herbal, floral and spice notes across a base of smooth creamy malt. Brave Brewing have something of a cult following in their home region of Hawke’s Bay but it’s time for the rest of the country to discover the beauty of brewer Matt Smith’s craft. The former champion home brewer creates excellent beers. This beer fills your mouth with soft, textural, bready malt and finishes fresh and cleansing. Its simplicity belies the cleverness.
A classic pilsner goes with classic food from brie and camembert to shortbread biscuits. It likes bread and cured meats. Let's bring bread, cheese and meat together in a classic Reuben sandwich