Beer Pick: Ironshield Brewing celebrates Warhammer Maibock on Saturday

Celebrate the season with Ironshield Warhammer Maibock at the Lawrenceville brewery on Saturday. / Bob Townsend for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Celebrate the season with Ironshield Warhammer Maibock at the Lawrenceville brewery on Saturday. / Bob Townsend for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

I recently visited Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville, and I was impressed with the range of lagers and other classic styles on draft. On Saturday, the brewery celebrates spring with its Warhammer Maibock, some fun and games, live music, and a food truck from Cabakis Catering.

And so Warhammer Maibock is this week’s Beer Pick.

Beer Pick

Ironshield Warhammer Maibock

Ironshield Brewing Co., Lawrenceville

Available on draft and in 6-pack 12-ounce cans

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Brewed for the spring, with a traditional five step lager mash, Ironshield Warhammer Maibock features all German ingredients, including a mix of two-row, pilsner and Munich malts, plus a touch of light wheat and Vienna malt. It was hopped with Tettnanger for flavor and Hallertau Mittelfruh for aroma, and lagered for eight weeks.

The result is a lovely, honey-gold, full-bodied beer, with a malty, somewhat sweet flavor, and a hint of spice in the aroma. The finish is smooth and dry, with a lingering alcohol warmth. At 7% alcohol, it may be way too easy to drink on a warm spring day.

Pair with

Maibock makes a fine pairing with pork of all kinds, from roasted and barbecued to baked ham and prosciutto. For dessert, try it with creme brûlée.

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