Beer of the Week December 30, 2019

Our Bottlecraft North Park guru, Mikey, selects his favorite beer of the week. You can stay up to date on our beer shop favorites through our news feed and also through our Instagram.

Brouwerij West Popfuji⁣ | Unflitered Pilsner | 5% ABV

“Me likey the way it tastey. Great for shotgunning. Light, refreshing, full body pilsner that’s tastes great whatever the occasion. ¡Muy bueño!“⁣

Brouwerij West’s description:

“Our take on the historic Kellerbier, Popfuji Unfiltered Pilsner delivers a delicate malt sweetness combined with a subtle fruit and spice character from the use of German Noble Hops. Unlike the typical Pilsner, however, Popfuji’s uniqueness is in it’s smooth, creamy texture, making it perfect for any occasion.

The Brouwerij West Story:

“The Brouwerij West brand was founded in 2010 by talented brewer Brian Mercer, who, after a career of importing Belgian Candi Sugar for some of the top breweries in the country, spent years as a gypsy/contract brewer traveling throughout California passionately brewing Brouwerij West beers without a home brewery of his own.

In 2016, Mercer, along with friend Dave Holop, partnered up to open one of California’s most unique brewery locations in the port town of San Pedro, California. In February of 2016, our new Brouwerij West location opened its doors in a former Port of Los Angeles Warehouse originally built by the U.S. Navy during World War II.

As a production brewery, tasting room, and beer garden Brouwerij West encompasses 26,000 sq. ft., including 8,000 sq. ft. devoted to visitor use for our tasting room, and 17,000 sq. ft. as an outdoor courtyard/beer garden. The overall tasting room space hosts a multitude of events, including beer festivals, concerts, weddings, conferences and more.”

Inspired by the past, we brew our beers using traditional ingredients and methods combined with progressive experimentation to produce our own take on classic Belgian-Style Ales, Pilsners, IPAs and more. Our facility is covered with solar panels and generates more electricity than it uses, and our mash filter-based brewery uses 30% less water than traditional breweries.

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