Thursday, June 2, 2011
Lasse's luscious lager
This yarrow goldenrod herbal beer, while not technically a lager, does involve a lager malt, as well as organic German barley. No hops.
Nettle cream tonic. Oft described, I have heard tell, as "the best beer [so and so has] ever tasted." I can certainly understand why.
I have tasted numerous uncommonly good beers during my brief time here. A couple labels of note are Homer Brewing Company and Kenai River Brewing Company. Give those a sample if you have the opportunity and are inclined towards good beer. What almost all of the area breweries have in common, apparently, is the guiding hand of Lasse [LAH-suh], close friend of the community, brew guru of the peninsula, and author of the above delicacies. At age 7 he visited a brewery with his grandmother in his native Denmark and the passion was ignited. The intervening decades have made the man a Merlin of malt.