Vincino Pilsner - 5.1% Italian-Style Pilsner. We brewed this beautiful lager with our best neighbor pasta buddies over at Sorrentino Pasta & Provisions. When we talked about what type of beer we should make, we both mentioned our love of the smell of boiled pasta water (you can always know you’re close buddies with someone when you agree on a love of boiled pasta water), and how some of the nicest lagers are reminiscent of that doughy, light aroma and flavor. We then approached the malt bill by selecting Italian Eraclea Pilsner malt and a good portion of hard red wheat, similar to the wheat Sorrentino uses for their beautiful homemade pastas. We hopped it strongly and singularly with German Select hops, and fermented it with our favourite lager yeast (which at colder fermentation temps can really accentuate that doughy pasta character of the malt and wheat). We’re getting notes of the goal of ethereal pasta water, late spring pear blossoms, Asian pear butter, an herb garden with anise hyssop somewhere, and a long floral finish.