McMenamins Beer (All Years) — photo 131 of 140: Tzigane Pilsner was one of six samples in the beer flight I tried at the McMenamins Mill Creek Brewpub in the northern Seattle metro area suburb of Mill Creek, Washington. According to the brewer:
“Tzigane Pilsner (pronounced si-gahn ) is the very first lager to be brewed at Mill Creek, and it was made with traditional German malts and a wonderful mix of two different types of European Pilsner yeast. The name of this beer is derived from the Hungarian word meaning gypsy, in honor of the nomadic work schedules that so many of our staff members have. Whether it’s summer shifts on the coast, daily deliveries up and down the interstate, or that random trip to our northern-most outpost to brew a batch of beer, we‘re always moving to keep the machine running.” Measurements: 4.9% ABV • 24 IBUMy notes from that day read: “Not so great after Liberal Conservative SMaSH Lager ... a bit of that German wheat yeast taste.” 1 August 2017. Camera used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 with Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 zoom lens.
For further details about the story behind this photo, see the related article One Hundred McMenamins Beers and Counting.