Bohemian is a brewery after my heart. First and foremost I love that they lager and rely on traditional techniques to produce their award winning beers. They also brew one of my favorite styles, the often overlooked and underrated Schwarzbier.
Bohemian is a brewery after my heart. First and foremost, I love that they lager and rely on traditional techniques to produce award winning beers. They also brew one of my favorite styles, the often overlooked and underrated Schwarzbier. To top things off, Bohemain paid homage to one of the all time favorite Burt Reynolds films and produced “Oaky and the Bandit,” an oak aged black lager. These are my kind of people and they clearly have excellent taste.
Location: Midvale, UT
Available in DC Market: No
Beer #1: Cherny Bock (Schwarzbier , 5% ABV)
Beer Advocate: B+ ( 20 Reviews)
Rate Beer: 97 Overall, 96 Style
Notes: Craft Beer in a can is one thing, but a lager craft beer in a can is another. This is a welcomed new trend amongst other breweries. For those not familiar with the style, think of a dark pilsner with a bit of roast and more malt – but just as refreshing. “The word Cherny literally means ‘black’ in Czech referring to the color of the rather surprising dark Schwartzbeir with gentle bitterness to appeal your palette.” Can’t wait to try this one.
Beer #2: Viennese Lager (Vienna Lager, 5.8% ABV)
Beer Advocate: B+ (13 Reviews)
Rate Beer: 90 Overall, 98 Style
Notes: This is a tough style to describe, but think of a medium body pilsner with a bit more sweetness and maltiness. The history of this style is fairly interesting. In the late 19th century many Austrians immigrated to Mexico and brought this style along with them. Dos Equis Amber ? Yep, Vienna Lager. Do me a favor and don’t tell the Bohemian guys I compared their beer to Dos Equis. Just creating a reference point.
I’m sure I sound like a broken record by now, but I will say it again. The SAVOR lottery system works well and I love the exposure it offers smaller breweries like Bohemian. This might be my favorite brewery that I haven’t even tried before. I plan to remedy that next week.
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