Pivo Hoppy Pils
Brewer: Firestone Walker Brewing
Style: German Pilsner
Firestone Walker's Pivo takes its name from the Czech word for "beer," but this pilsner has distinctly American hopping. Justin Crossley, owner of the San Francisco bar The Hop Grenade, and founder of the Brewing Network podcasts, says, "Pivo accentuates the traditional German spicy hop character by adding a West Coast twist of dry hopping, also with German hops. Hop heads can rejoice that they finally have a lager to suit their palette as well as any hoppy ale."