Tom’s Not A NZ Pilsner

Tom Fontes’ won the 2024 Doug King Memorial Homebrew Competition with this beer that he entered as a New Zealand Pils – despite there being nary a single NZ hop pellet in the recipe. What he made was a fast turn around, crisp and hoppy lager that disappeared in a month’s time and won him a chance to brew it at Lawless Brewing in North Hollywood. (Featured on Episode 163 of the Brew Files)
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