Jeff of La Cumbre Brewing from Albuquerque, New Mexico jumped at the idea that our brewmaster Ben proposed of doing an unfiltered “Zwickel-style” pilsner like those found in the northern part of Bavaria. These beers are hop-forward, gently carbonated, and served young-and fresh Unlike most lager bier. which undergoes extended aging, these unfiltered beers still show some green, immature character and will change over time, so it takes a high level of expertise to create a “young lager” that tastes bright and clean when young but also will mature well over time. Of course we added a twist to the beer by incorporating a small dry hop of freshly harvested Oregon-grown Santiam hop’s which gives the beer vibrant notes of fresh flowers, wild cress. and young plums.