The History of Organic Ur-Pils
Golden pilsner with bright, elegant bitterness was developed in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in the mid-19th century and German brewers began to brew “pils” very soon after. Pinkus Ur Pils, brewed with organic malt and hops, has another connection to the beers of 150 years ago: no chemical fertilizers or pesticides are used to produce the malt and hops. “Ur” translates roughly from German to “original.”
Certified Organic by the USDA-accredited ABCERT GmbH.
Pinkus Organic Ur-Pils is pale golden in color; light to medium in body; dry and well-balanced; clean hop and malt character.
Trout amandine, fresh salmon, hors d’oeuvres, Quiche Lorraine, Cobb salad, gazpacho, tabouli, garlic and shallot sauces, thick potato chips, fresh strawberries or cherries. Serve in delicate, straight-sided tumblers at 45 °F.
91 points – Gold Medal, World Beer Championships, September 2016
“Most Original – Class of 2013” The Tasting Panel Magazine, Dec. 2013; article on p. 148 right here.
“Excellent,” Four stars; “very balanced, very proper.” Ale Street News, Aug/Sept ’10
Gold Medal and “Best of 2003,” – World Beer Championships
“Top organic beer.” – Barleycorn News
ABV: 5.2% – OG: 1.052 – IBU: 32
Ingredients: Water, organic barley malt, organic hops, yeast.
Pinkus Organic Munster Alt
About the Pinkus Brewery
The Pinkus-Muller brewery traces its origins to the family’s arrival in the Northern Germany town of Munster in 1816. At that time, Johannes Muller and his wife Friederika Cramer started a brewery and a bakery. Since their arrival there have been 150 breweries in Munster. Only Pinkus remains.
Today, the fifth and sixth generation of the family operate the famous Pinkus-Muller Pub/Brewery. So dedicated to quality is Pinkus, that they are the world’s first brewery to brew with only organically grown barley malt and whole hop blossoms.
Pinkus Brewery is certified organic by USDA-accredited ABCERT GmbH – a copy of the certification letter can be viewed here (341 KB .pdf).