What is a Lager
Prost Brewing Company is the only brewer in Colorado that produces German-style lager beers exclusively.
Lagers are “session beers,” known for low-alcohol and high flavor that allows a beer drinker to quaff multiple beers, within a reasonable time period or session without becoming needlessly drunk. They are designed to accompany lunch or dinner with friends or business colleagues.
The short answer about what makes a lager a lager is yeast. Lagers are fermented at cooler temperatures than ales, which limits the fermentation of esters and other fermentation by-products, producing a crisp, clean flavor.
Prost lagers are six-week beers. Technically, one can brew a lager for as little as a week, but we brew ours longer which puts it in contact with as much yeast as possible and removes gasses, oils and impurities your body doesn’t need. The result is award-winning lagers that are enjoyed by people who relish good beer.
Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier
This is a dark amber lager made in the world famous brewing area around Bamberg, Germany. They are characterized by their smooth malty flavor. The Franconian version differs from the dark lagers of Bavaria by being slightly stronger and drier. Dunkels have a distinctive malty flavor that comes from a special brewing technique called decoction mashing. We are reviving the Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier from the Hümmer Brauerei in Breitengüßbach, the brewery whose brewhouse now resides in Denver, Colorado at Prost Brewing.
Malts – Munich, Pils, Carafa
Hops – Hallertau Tradition
IBU’s – 25
ABV – 5.2%
Prost Pils is pale gold in color and capped with a thick, brilliantly white, dense collar of foam. With the first sip, spicy hop flavors come to the forefront. As the hop begins to fade, the wonderfully soft imported pilsner malt is revealed.
Malts – Pils
Hops – Hallertau Mittelfrüh
IBU’s – 37
ABV – 4.5%
Helles is one of life’s great palette pleasers. It is crisp, clean and refreshing, lightly hopped, with just a hint of sweetness. This is a full-bodied brew, in spite of its light color. Our Helles is designed to be savored while enjoying the company of good friends.
Malts – Pilsen
Hops – Mittelfrüh, Magnum
IBU’s – 17
ABV – 5.0%
Soft, Light, Dry. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated, this bier is cloudier and less effervescent than our Pils.
IBU’s – 37
ABV – 4.6%
Gold Medal Winner 2013 GABF Keller/Zwickel-Style Keller-Pills