pil·​sner | \ ˈpils-nər How to pronounce pilsner (audio) , ˈpilz-, ˈpil-zə- How to pronounce pilsner (audio) \
variants: or pilsener

Definition of pilsner

1 : a light beer with a strong flavor of hops
2 : a tall slender footed glass for beer

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Tickets are $22 and available at the door (no presale) and buy tasters of all 8 contestants’ beers and the Craftwerk pilsners. Andre Meunier, oregonlive.com, "Oregon beer this week: Prost’s pilsner throwdown, Portland Brewing’s 2nd ‘weird’ release, plus events," 9 Aug. 2019 Worldwide, pilsner is the most popular kind of beer — period. Jay R. Brooks, The Mercury News, "6 superb California craft lagers for summer," 3 June 2019 German pilsner styles are similar, though often slightly lighter in body and color. Andre Meunier, oregonlive.com, "Eight elite NW breweries to throw down in Pilsner Fest challenge," 3 July 2019 Visitors at the festival in Reno could sample a peanut butter and pickle pilsner, a tamale lager and a smoked carrot stout. Dee-ann Durbin, The Denver Post, "As craft beer market grows, so do wild flavors like Wynkoop’s Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout," 5 June 2019 But their New Grist—a naturally gluten-free pilsner style—was the first beer the US government allowed to sport a gluten-free label. Brierley Horton, Health.com, "8 Best Gluten-Free Beers You'll Want to Stock Up On," 27 June 2019 Some beers, like pilsners, need even longer to condition and clear before packaging, says McAvoy. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Here’s How to Turn Old Rice Krispies, Cocoa Krispies, and Corn Flakes Into Beer," 14 June 2019 BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse: Dads get a free pilsner glass while supplies last. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Free meals, treats and discounts for Dad: Here's where to score for Father's Day," 14 June 2019 For Rosalie, brewmaster Matt Brynildson cofermented pilsner and white wheat malt with chardonnay grapes. Ac Shilton, Outside Online, "The 12 Best Summer Beers of 2019," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of pilsner

1875, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pilsner

German, literally, of Pilsen (Plzeň), city in the Czech Republic

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: a light beer with a strong flavor of hops

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