A Long-Awaited Spring Brings Spring Beers
As our lengthy winter shows signs of departing for good, we look forward to what some regard as the finest season of all: lager season. Our lager yeast strain is in house and many favorite beers are poised to return to slake the thirstiest of Civil drinkers.
Over the coming weeks, you can expect the return of some old favorites. Now is a good time to revisit our versions of these traditional German styles. As the temperature rises, your options for refreshment will be increasing day by day.
Civil Lager was our newest style using the lager yeast strain last year. This pale golden beer is crisp, dry, and oh so refreshing. Approved for lawn mowing as well as more pleasant outdoor pursuits, Civil Lager will keep you hydrated and happy. Even your friends and family who haven’t made the jump to craft beer will enjoy this classic brew.
Long-time favorite Vienna Lager returns soon as well. This toasty amber lager is a dry cousin of Oktoberfest with subtle noble-hop spice. Food friendly, Vienna Lager belongs in the drinking hand of every backyard griller in Saint Louis.
Our great Dortmunder is another classic German style. Similar to a Pilsner but richer and more complex, Dortmunder marries exceptional malt body with floral and spice notes. If you think pilsners are boring, try this sophisticated alternative.
Speaking of sophistication, the great Carl who gave his name to our Helles Bock is the embodiment of Civility and savoir faire. Carlbock has been called by some the greatest bock beer on earth and these fanatics will be downing this strong golden lager with abandon when it comes available. Its hints of fruit and spice make it an unforgettable spring beer that tastes great in any weather.
Other lagers will follow, so stay tuned. In the meantime, plan your outdoor activities with the Civil Life in mind. We have a good stock of Angel and the Sword and American Brown Ale in cans. Stock up!
Our own canning line will be up and running soon. Also look for beer garden improvements, starting with elaborate German umbrellas featuring light and heat. Keep tuned in for more news. As always, Be Civil.
The Civil Blog has returned. It is predominantly authored by Civil Life Barman, Dr. Patrick Hurley, who can be found tending to our bar patrons on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. He is also responsible for tending to our draft lines, which is recognized as one of our most important tasks. Special guest writers will appear from time to time. We hope reading this blog will give you much insight about the Civil Life and most importantly help you understand a bit more about all of us that work here and the beers we put our hearts into.