Monday, December 27, 2010

PERLA Chmielowa Na zdrowie!

  With my girlfriend being of Polish descent, the trips with her mother to the local Polish deli inevitably include  bringing back one of Poland's local libations. On their most recent trip "Perla Chmielowa" found its way into my refrigerator.
  Perla meaning "Perl" is brewed in Perla Lublin, established in 1846. Perla with its 100-year old tradition is considered to be the most popular beer in the Lubelszczyzna region of east Poland. Brewed with the Polish Lubin hop, which is traditionally used in pilsners and light lagers because of it's mild sweet character and delicate bitterness, Perla also uses the water from their own Oligocene deep well, giving this beer a crisp mouth feel without the the bite found in most import pilsners.
  At 6.0% ABV, I found Perla to be a very sessionalble and satisfying beer. For a pilsner style beer it was tough for me to come up with a dish it might not pair well with, (okay, maybe not a dish of Chunky Monkey), but I'll keep testing and get back to you. Imported by Stawski Distributing out of Chicago, Perla is the perfect reason to seek out your local Polish deli or market. Na zdrowie!                

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