Good Chit Pilsner
Brewery: Rogue Farms
Rogue Ales goes back to the land for their Good Chit Pilsner. The beer, sold under its Rogue Farms label, uses barley and hops grown on its own Oregon farms. The barley undergoes a traditional malting process in which the grains steep and germinate on the floor of the malthouse. The grain has to be raked regularly to keep the rootlets, or chits, that form on the grain from locking together. The practice is time and labor intensive, but it produces richly bready flavors that are difficult to achieve any other way. The Good Chit Pilsner is hazier than most pilsners, but its rich breadiness, soft palette, and crisp finish make for easy drinking. Good chit indeed.