Monday, July 05, 2010
Day 186 Drink: Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Pott’s Landbier
Harpoon Brewery was founded in1986 by Rich Doyle and Dan Kenary. In addition to a well respected IPA and Hefeweizen, Harpoon has two limited edition series, the 100 Barrel Series and the Leviathan Series.
Harpoon introduced the 100 Barrel Series in 2003 to showcase the individual brewing talents of their brewers. In the last seven years 32 of the one-off beers have been brewed. The current effort is a collaboration brew made with Pott’s Brauerei in Oelde, Germany. Joerg Pott spent the summer of 2007 working at Harpoon to learn about American craft beer.
Harpoon 100 Barrel Series Pott’s Landbier, or “country beer,” is a 4.8 percent lager that is made with a blend of German and North American malts. The beer pours an amber brown color with a thin tan head. The beer has a caramelized malt flavor profile that is balanced off somewhat by some classic German hop bitterness. A nice session lager than has no rough edges.