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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Day 133 Drink: Southampton Keller Pils

Southampton Publick House produces a range of traditional British, German, American and Belgian brews. Founded in 1996, Southampton brews at least 26 different styles of beer each year.

Brewmaster Phil Markowski started his career at New England Brewing Company in Connecticut. He has earned 22 medals at the Great American Beer Festival. He also was awarded the Institute For Brewing Studies Russell Scherer Award For Innovation In Craft Brewing in 2003 and regularly writes about brewing.

Southampton Keller Pils is brewed with a single hop variety, Pilsner. The beer pours a slightly hazy golden color with a firm head. Keller beer is unfiltered and comes directly from the aging tanks. The 35 IBUs give this 5 percent alcohol by volume beer a nice crisp edge. The German malts round out the brew and impart a mellow sweetness. This is a wonderful brew for a hot day under a shade tree.

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