Sessionable Symposium Beer
Mid-Atlantic brewers team up to create a Rye Pilsener
After the epic hop-bomb that was the 2012 CBC Symposium Ale, a dubiously named “San Diego Pale Ale,” local brewers felt that the 2013 commemorative beer might take a milder approach. Devils Backbone Brewing, Brewers Art and DC Brau are collaborating to brew a Rye Pilsener to celebrate the 30th edition of the Craft Brewers Conference, held in Washington, D.C. this March.
These local breweries are slated to start brewing this February to ensure the beer has ample time to cold condition. The Pilsener is estimated to clock in around 5% ABV and will be flavored with Sterling hops to provide a balance of traditional European spiciness with a bit of the American fruitiness found in some West Coast hops like Mount Hood.