Ah yes, the shower beer. It’s one of those perfect combinations that soothes the soul and erases the stress of the day. This week we disrobe and step into a steamy nirvana of hot water and cold brew with Champion Brewing Company‘s Shower Beer (ALC 4.5% IBU 35), a czech-styled pilsner that invites us to imbibe and unwind. Wait a minute, you don’t enjoy beer in the shower? Then, my friends, it’s time for a change!
Pours just a shade darker than a straw gold, slightly cloudy with a creamy two-finger head. Carbonation is heavy with fizzy bubbles active throughout.
Clean, spicy. Smells of sourdough and low-key hops.
Bright carbonation gives way to a soft finish.
Pale grain characters dominate. Biscuit-y malt, sourdough and crackers. Sweet toffee, fresh cut grass and lemon peel. Some coriander-like spiciness. Faint flavors of saaz hops. Great for a hot soak or a steamy summer day.
Overall, Champion Brewing’s Shower Beer is an easy-drinking, nearly-perfect true-to-style beer that’s a great accompaniment to your nighttime shower (or maybe a Sunday morning one–no judgement here.) This is a beer for when you’re looking for brew that’s not overly complex with a low ABV and plenty of flavor.