Our Pilsner has a strong Saaz presence in the aroma and flavor. Expect a light, bready and crackery flavor. The Aromatic Malt adds an additional touch of honey and caramel, making the Czech Pilsner lean malty over hoppy. Although very drinkable, Illumination contains considerably more alcohol than other beers of the same style and the server should take note of this potency.
Earthy, Spicy, Floral
Saaz and Hallertauer Magnum: Clean bitterness, light citrus
Pairs well with:
Chicken wings, pot roast, burgers
80% Pilsner malt with Aromatic, Munich and Cara-Pils
Light and malty.
Illumination is named for the period of enlightenment that occurred on the Roycroft Campus following its inception. It is also named in tribute to Buffalo, which was dubbed “The City of Light” after the city became the most extensively lighted city in the world at the dawn of the 20th century. Pilsners were originally brewed by those in the region currently referred to as the Czech Republic, formerly known as Bohemia. The city of Plzen holds claim to the creation of the style, though the Germans can be credited with the process of lagering.