Great Lakes Brewing Company | Turntable Pils
Turntable Pils graphic courtesy of Great Lakes Brewing Company, artwork by Darren Booth.
ABV: 5.3% | IBU: 35
Beer is almost as universal as music. When combined, the result is pure bliss.
It just so happens to be February, which means that some people tune in to watch the Grammy’s, either to view the performing acts, LL Cool J being LL Cool J, or — I suppose — the actual awards doled out to the many talented musical artists who excelled the past year. Well, dear Porch Drinkers, I have the essential beer when watching this event on February 12: Turntable Pils by Great Lakes Brewing Company.
This Czech-style pilsner is one of the more recent additions to the GLBC line-up and was very well received at its initial release. However, it was seasonal and did not stick around for that long. It is a new year, and this beer is not just a one-hit wonder. GLBC will be streaming this classic style year-round. So it isn’t only a beer you can drink during the Grammy’s; you can have a few while watching any awards show, any sporting event, any BBQ in the summer!
Enough with the small talk: let’s get down to business, shall we? Turntable Pils pours nice and clear, slightly fizzy at first with a healthy golden color. The aroma is not too intense, slightly floral, slightly hoppy. Turntable Pils is crisp and mellow, nothing too forward or astringent in the taste. You get a malty backbone that will make tastebuds dance with joy. This Pils is an excellent go-to for any party- or concert-goer who wishes to have a few beers while listening to a couple of tunes on the record player, or the stereo, or iTunes, or a Spotify playlist. It is 2017 after all, and not everyone does the whole record-spinning thing.
Turnable Pils is available for purchase and will be available, as I already mentioned, throughout the year. Your ears will not be the sole recipient of some glossy vinyl any longer; your tastebuds will receive a bit of the action, too, as you sip on this smooth brew. Rock on, my friends.