Continuing our search for some course appropriate craft beer, I stuck with a lighter Pilsner style for this month’s offering. When playing through the heat of a summer weekend, you typically want something that is both crisp and refreshing, as well as light, so as not to be overly heavy with flavor for what normally amounts to large gulps between holes.
While the last review involved a local brewery stop and a take away growler, this time I stayed local in spirit, but opted for a friendly 6-pack from Revolution Brewing. Still in Chicago, their signature cans are now found nationwide in select retailers. I happened across their latest yearly brew, Rev Pils, at my local Target.
One of the great benefits of Revolution Brewing for the golfing community is that their beers come canned, as opposed to bottled. This is great for coolers, golf bags/carts, and will easily fit in our Useful Shots koozies! One of the draw backs for golfers, however, is that Rev’s brews are typically pretty strong, like most crafts, better served in a casual setting. That is where the Rev Pils fills in nicely.
Rev Pils, like the familiar domestic pilsners available, provides a highly drinkable start and very crisp finish. Those familiar with Revolution Brewing beers will recognize their hop flavor at first, but this is more subdued than their highly popular Anti-Hero. At 5.5% ABV this is a little stronger than most domestics, but won’t have you seeing multiple balls off the tee after a couple cans.
I would consider Rev Pils as a nice gateway beer in to Revolution Brewing and craft beers overall. There is enough hop flavor to distinguish itself from other pilsners, but not overly strong to shock an unfamiliar palate. It is priced the same as their other offerings, so it may not be for everyone, but it certainly fits the golf course and fills a niche in the Revolution Brewing beer offerings.
Check out their yearly canned offerings here.
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