Just De-lovely and Delicious

The Brewery
Manor Hill Brewing

The Location
Ellicott City

The Beer
Pilsner

Hey, I‘m back!

I didn‘t take a break to recharge my batteries, but after going through a particularly tough stretch, I realized how relaxing it is to have a hobby to take my mind off of things.

Maybe a beer blog isn‘t quite the same as mindful meditation, but it works for me.

What brought me back was Manor Hill Brewing‘s Pilsner. I had planned to write it up before my hiatus because it has become a personal favorite of mine. It’s a smooth and zippy lager with an astringent tang and a sweet, light bran undertone.

It’s also a cozy beer, like a well-worn pair of slippers or a nice plate of spaghetti and meatballs. It’s not unlike the Fischerbräu Helles that I love so much. This Pilsner is a little sweeter than other Pilsners that I’ve had, which I think brings it more in line stylistically with the similar Helles style.

Perhaps my nostalgia for my last visit to Vienna is coloring my interpretation. Or maybe I can’t tell the different between a Pilsner and a Helles. All I can say is Manor Hill’s Pilsner gives me the warm fuzzies, and that is inspiration enough to get me writing this blog again.

Well, that and some good reading material from The Takeout and Beer Kulture. I’m hoping it all will take me in new and better directions.