I’ve been broadening my horizons with lighter beers lately. Be it this crazy warm summer or the fact that IPA’s give me heartburn now that I’m over 40, I have had a lot of great varieties of beer lately. A great pilsner isn’t always easy to find so I was pretty excited to try the new Four Star Pils from Goose Island Brewery. This golden brew is light, crisp and still taste like a real beer! You can dress it up in a glass, but it’s perfect for shoving a six pack into a bucket of ice and spending an evening on the patio. What I love is that they’ve used a combination of American and German hops to give it a depth of flavor beyond your typical pilsner.
Try this great one with your favorite chicken or fish cooked on the grill. I’ll wager that your favorite white wine drinker (AKA wife) will actually find this a great alternative to the vino. I could go on and on about the other beers I love from Goose Island, but you can check out their website for the full list at gooseisland.com. Crack open a little taste of Chicago and enjoy the last month of summer!