Checking in with Arches head brewer Justin Ramirez
I really loved Sprezzatura, which Ramirez described as an “unfiltered, unapologetic Italian-style Pilsner that packs a super crisp, dry finish and a beautiful golden yellow color.” It’s made with an exotic blend of Eraclea Pilsner malt from barley grown in the Adriatic coastal region of Italy, near Venice, and the recipe includes additions of Magnum, Tettnang and Saphir hops.
“I love talking to people about that beer, especially brewers,” Ramirez said. “Some people say it’s such a cool style, and other people say it’s made up. That it’s just a German Pilsner with Italian grains, and they dry-hopped it.”