Sunday, June 30th, 2024

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Otherlands Beer Lagers


Otherlands Beer unofficially began in other lands. Delaware native Ben Howe grew up in western Massachusetts and moved to Boston when he was 18. He met Washingtonian Karolina Lobrow, a Polish immigrant at an early age, while working the front of house at the renowned Cambridge Brewing Co. But life took them in separate directions before they reunited in Portland, Oregon, before moving to Bellingham to open Otherlands in 2020. Their European-style brewpub is more café than European-inspired, lager-centric brewery, but the beer brings folks from other lands. Their cuisine warrants several pulls from their two Lukr side-pull taps. From Franconian kellerbier to Polish pilsners, Czech dark lagers, French saisons, and Northwest pales, Howe and Lobrow pull in influences from their otherworldly travels. Today, Peaks & Pints presents an in-house flight of Otherlands Beer ‘s lagers — a flight we’re calling Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Otherlands Beer Lagers.

Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Otherlands Beer Lagers

Otherlands Dzialka Pivo

4.2% ABV

“Działka (jow-kah) Pivo”, Otherlands’ Czech-style pilsner, is brewed for garden drinking. Triple decocted and lagered for two months, this lager is floral and earthy with a crisp refreshing bitterness.

Otherlands Haladuda Special

4.4% ABV

Dedicated to the family matriarch, Babcia, and all the Haładuda ladies, this light yet characterful pilsner includes Polish and Czech hops, Czech malt, and a decoction mash. It’s deeply inspired by the Lojko Polish lager from Notch Brewing in Salem, Massachusetts, as well as Wayfinder’s Czech-style pilsner, CZAF, in Portland. Expect malt aroma and flavor with a slight yeastiness, a little sweetness, and a noble and hoppiness.

Otherlands Brighten the Corners

4.7% ABV

Otherlands’ Brighten the Corners is an unfiltered take on a classic south German pale lager, helles. Bready yeast, big lager malts, and floral notes hits the nose. Malts run the show in the taste, with popcorn and green tea. There’s a lemony note in the finish with a prickly and light mouthfeel.

Otherlands Songs of Courtship

5.8% ABV

Otherlands’ Songs of Courtship is a festbier brewed for their brewery anniversary. This version, their fourth, is complex yet still approachable, and delicious with slightly sweet malts and loads of floral hops on the nose, followed by similar notes, plus breadiness and citrus in the flavor.

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