Beer of the Month: Real Ale Hans’ Pils
We can't lie, when news came down that Real Ale would be canning Hans' Pils, we danced a little jig. It seems like only yesterday (OK, a little more than a year) that it wasn't even packaged at all and the only place to enjoy it was in a bar or restaurant. Luckily for us, Real Ale took note of the demand for this fine beer and put it in the most accessible, versatile and portable vessel available and arrives as the third beer they've canned.
The pilsner is a much-maligned style mostly due to its bastardization among multinational breweries that mislabel their products in an attempt to make it seem like they're making an authentic product (Hint: Miller Lite doesn't actually have "Great Pilsner Taste"). Conversely, Hans' Pils is a pilsner made in the German style which means it features earthy, Noble hops. That distinct flavor you taste in this beer comes from the large amount of Tettnanger hops they use in Hans' Pils.
Along with Saint Arnold Summer Pils, Live Oak Pilz and Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap Pils, Texas is becoming quite the state for excellently made pilsners.
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Texas Beer: A to Z
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Use our handy sortable master-list of Texas brews to find the perfect Texas beer for you. Or, check out some info on any one of many of the great breweries our state has.