SweetWater Brewing Co., Atlanta
Available on draft, in variety 12-packs, and 12-ounce six-pack cans.
SweetWater’s newest summer seasonal, Kick Plastic Pilsner, seems like a crazy name for a beer, until you find out what it’s all about. The team effort with Costa sunglasses and several conservation organizations is aimed at keeping single-use plastic from finding its way into streams, rivers and oceans.
Billed as a “Czech-style pils,” Kick Plastic Pilsner pours clear gold, with a sturdy white head, and soft, lingering carbonation. Brewed with Pilsner, Carapils, and Vienna malts, and Saaz, Loral, Azacca hops, it presents herbal and fruity notes on the palate, with a malty backbone, and a bit of bitterness in the finish.
Like pilsners in general, Kick Plastic is easy to pair with almost anything. But since it’s a summer beer, try it with light bites like salads, sandwiches, or seafood, including raw oysters, peel-and-eat shrimp, or a lobster roll with drawn butter and lemon.
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