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.