Friday Beer: Damnation Brewing Co Pilsner

A really quick beer fact to kick things off. Basically, there are two types of beer – Lagers and Ales. The yeasts and temperatures used during fermentation is what separates them. Within these two types of beer you have an ever growing number of styles. At the moment, according to the official BJCP (Beer Judging Certification Program), there are about 89 different styles (might be 98, we lost count). Anyway, geekery over, this Damnation Brewing Co Pilsner is a Lager style.

Have we lost you yet?


The Brewery

As is the trend we have become far too accustomed with, details are sketchy. We would love to tell you who the responsible brewer is, but we cant. We like to think that he’s buried his head in a bag full of hops – side note, hops and marijuana are very closely related. From what we have found, it seems Damnation is being brewed out of the Brewers Co-op in Woodstock. A collaboration brewery¬†consisting of 14 brewers with varying backgrounds and full time jobs. Somewhere we wish we spent more time.

The Beers

The Porcupine Pilsner was picked up on a whim. A whim to keep the lager trend going a little longer, and we’re glad we did. Looking at reviews online for a few of the beers we have featured, they haven’t been great. However, these reviews tend to have been done 1-2 years ago and we have to say, from what we have seen, the beers have definitely improved. Hardly a bad trend to follow. Full list of brews from Damnation:

  • Porcupine Pilsner
  • Venom IPA (India Pale Ale)
  • Lone Wolf APA (American Pale Ale)

Damnation Brewing co is on Facebook and Twitter, neither of which has been used in the last two years but please don’t let that put you off. We were very pleasantly surprised by the Porcupine Pilsner.

So, for a very reasonable R25.95, try out the Damnation Brewing Co Pilsner this weekend and let us know your thoughts. And, again, if there is a beer you think deserves being featured leave us comment below or drop us a message on Facebook.

Until next week, cheers!

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