This pilsener highlights the power of “L.E.M.,” our custom-made, proprietary hop handling device, to infuse the noble Saaz character in to the beer. After utilizing whole cone Saaz hops, both early for bittering and late for aroma, we pass the hot wort through L.E.M. on the way to be cooled for fermentation. Then L.E.M. is packed with even more whole cone hops in an ultra-late hopping charge. After six full weeks of lagering, we dry hop more Saaz into the finished beer using L.E.M. to inject and circulate the hop slurry to maximize hop oil extraction.
All Switchback beers are brewed in Burlington, Vermont and are carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. After aging, we simply move the beer to the keg or bottle, leaving it unfiltered for the freshest, fullest, most natural flavor possible.