Thursday, April 19
Pour Me: Austin Beerworks' Pearl Snap Pils
Pearl Snap is a fantastic beer on a hot day, and to emphasize that, Austin Beerworks states: "When the temperature hits 100, this beer will be your best friend. When it hits 109, six of these will be your girlfriend." I have to agree. This beer is fantastic at 85, so I am sure the hotter it gets, the better this pils will taste. Not that I look forward to those hotter than hell days, by any means.
Pearl Snap is yet another can of beer that I like. Hey, maybe I should just say that I am totally convinced and get it over with. Anyway, yes, this is a canned beer, and it is fantastic, and there is no real reason to pour it out in a frosty glass. It is that easy drinking. However, if you do feel the need for a glass, grab one of your giant pilsner glasses, and pour 2 cans in, like I did. Pearl Snap pours a nice, light blond color, just like any other pils. The head is very light, white foam. The nose is light on both hops and malts. The taste is crisp, hoppy and clean. The hops are by no means overpowering, just present for a nice level of bitterness. The finish is very clean, and really seals the deal. Pearl Snap Pils is a great summer beer.
Surprisingly enough, if Austin Beerworks bottled beer, I probably would never have tried any of their beers. The cans, for some reason, just intrigued me. Also, Austin Beerworks website is very enjoyable. Check it out.