The hallmark of a fresh pilsner is a dense, white head, sort of like a lenticular cloud resting on a Cascade volcano. Most Pilsners are medium-bodied and characterized by high carbonation and tangy Czech and German varieties of hops that impart floral aromas and a crisp, bitter finish.
The Dishman Hills Pils from YaYa Brewing, in Spokane Valley, Wash., features a beautiful golden color and a modest 5.4% ABV. This beer is unique for a pilsner with subtle aromas and no bitter taste; it’s just smooth and tangy. It’s the perfect beer after a long hike up Iller Creek.
Co-founded by brothers Jason and Chris Gass, YaYa Brewing gets it name from the childhood mispronunciation of their late sister Lara (lah-rah). Brewmaster Chris has been involved in the home-brewing scene since the early-2000s, and he and Jason started brewing together in 2018.
Their most popular beer might be the Angel IPA, but the team is always releasing new and exciting beers in the taproom, including the Dishman Hills Pils, which supports a great, local outdoor recreation and conservation cause: the Dishman Hills Conservancy.
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