2014 CBW Collaboration Beer
What is this year’s Cincinnati Beer Week Collaboration Beer?
The 2014 Cincinnati Beer Week Beer is called Hostivit & is a delicious Imperial Pilsner. This special offering was brewed at Christian Moerlein’s OTR production facility in collaboration with twelve other local breweries. Hostivit is being unveiled during the Cincinnati Beer Week Taproom Trolley preview tour, which is returning for the second straight year on January 25th & 26th.
What else can you tell me about Hostivit?
Traditional Bohemian Pilsner is recognized by its rich, complex maltiness, but yet refreshing.
Typical soft, rounded bitterness, and spicy flavor is imparted by the generous addition of Saaz hops.
ABV normally does not exceed 5.4%
For our collaboration brew, we opted to create a “bigger” Pils. This “Imperial” Pils will be close to 7.3% ABV; a slight sweet finish will balance the alcohol to produce a dangerously easy drinking offering. The addition of 5% Rye malt also gives an unusual dimension/layer that complements very well the distinctive flavor of Saaz. Zythos was liberally used to showcase a beautiful tropical, citrusy, slight piny aroma.
The name, Hostivit, plays on the origin of Pilsner: people getting together to celebrate. “Host” means guests and “vitat” means welcome.Hostivit was the last of 7 Bohemian mythical princes founder of the first historical Bohemian/Moravian dynasty.
Hostivit Vital Statistics
OG 1.071 or 17.3P