GUEST BLOG / By Hana Pruzansky—San Diego’s Bay City Brewing Co. unveiled its newest beer, Bay City Dark Lager, Schwarzbier, which literally translates from German to mean black beer.
The characteristics of this black lager are not overly bitter, nor does it drink necessarily heavy in body while coming in at 5.3% ABV.
Unlike porters or stouts, Bay City Dark Lager is a light, sessionable and brewed carefully using the traditional German technique of darkening beer while limiting roasted flavors associated with stouts.
Essentially it is the same process baristas use to make cold brew but instead of coffee, black malt is used. Bay City Brewing Co. is hosting an event to celebrate this special release TODAY, January 19th in their tasting room 3 pm - 10 pm.
“This beer is meant for daytime winter drinking and is sessionable without compromising flavor and malt character, so you can enjoy several during the cold winter months,” said Chris West, Head Brewer.
3760 Hancock Street
San Diego CA 92110.