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Recipe: Bus Beer Světlý Ležák 12°

This reverently Czech-style lager is triple-decocted and brewed with imported Moravian malt and whole-leaf Bohemian Saaz. Green Bench cofounder and head brewer Khris Johnson says the beer “was inspired by a life-changing week spent in the Czech Republic with an incredible group of people.”

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Recipe: Green Bench Postcard Pils

Thanks to head brewer Khris Johnson for this homebrew-scale recipe. “Postcard Pils is an American-style pilsner,” Johnson says, “defined by a refreshing and complex blend of clean lager fermentation, sweet grainy flavor, and a solid American hop profile.”

Brewer’s Perspective: Brewing a Great “American-Style” Pilsner with Green Bench

Green Bench’s Postcard Pils takes a unique approach, atypical of any singular pilsner tradition. We asked cofounder and head brewer Khris Johnson to explain the thought and schematics behind one of our Best 20 Beers in 2021.