Downright Pilsner was the first lager to become a Port City flagship. It debuted in 2012 as our first summer seasonal. Downright Pilsner is a brilliant gold lager, medium-bodied with a soft, round malt profile and crisp, spicy hop character.
We brew Downright in the traditional Czech Pilsner style, using 100% Pilsner malt and noble Saaz hops. To further accentuate the spicy aroma, we dry hop our pilsner with additional Saaz hops. Downright Pilsner gets its carbonation completely naturally as it lagers in our fermentation tanks for six weeks.
Downright Pilsner took home bronze in the Czech lager category at the 2017 VA Craft Brewers Fest.[...]
At the 2016 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest, Downright Pilsner won gold in the pilsner category.[...]
Downright Pilsner earned a silver at the 2015 Virginia Craft Brewers Fest.[...]
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