Neustadt Lager Brewed by Neustadt Springs Brewery in Neustadt,
Neustadt Lager is brewed in the Belgium country style, which means it is not
as harsh on the back of the throat as a Pilsner beer. It is a little fuller
in flavor and color than average Canadian beers. Using pure natural spring
water, New Zealand hops and Canadian malts. This combination gives it a
clean, fresh mouth feel, smooth and very creamy. A perfect partner with
chicken, pork, fish or spicy foods. Awarded a Gold Medal a gold medal in the
U.S. Open in Atlanta, Georgia in 2011. ABV:5.0%
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
When pouring the beer into the glass, my first impression was how nice the
bright white, inch tall head looked that retained for almost ten minutes in the
weizen glass. What was even more eye catching, was the bright orange color
radiating from the glass. It is quite dark considering its a pale lager and also
Initially the smell is very grainy and grassy, but sweet malts are also present.
The taste is slightly more hoppy then it is sweet and malty, yet the taste is
not harsh what-so-ever.
It is very smooth, and extremely full bodied for a lager. Its thickness and
smoothness along with the slight bite from the hops separate it from most beers
in its style.
Neustadt Lager is a great euro-lager that is both incredibly intriguing in
aesthetics with it's flaring orange color and medium volume long lasting head,
as well as it is in taste with its interesting mix of darker malt flavors
complemented by its smooth thick body.
The Start of Neustadt Spring Brewery
Andrew and Val Stimpson's careers in the British brewing industry began in
1978, with the renowned northern brewery of Daniel Thwaites PLC. Of Blackburn,
Lancashire. After a period of time we moved on to Border Breweries of Wrexham,
North Wales, who later amalgamated with Marston, Thomson & Evershed. Brewers of
the world famous cask conditioned Pedigree Ale.
While on a short holiday in Ontario in 1990 we both fell in love with Canada. By
1995 after numerous visits, we decided to immigrate to Ontario. Our original
business plans for Ontario included something in the hospitality industry; but
found you could not duplicate the atmosphere of a British style pub in Canada,
plus Andrew couldn't find a beer that he liked, not one that would suit his
palate, so he decided to brew his own.
It was two years before the abandoned Crystal Springs Brewery in Neustadt, was
found to be a suitable site to set up our microbrewery. It took almost 10 months
of intense renovations to this old historic stone brewery, including installing
sewage, hydro and all the brewing tanks and equipment, to be ready to open two
days before Christmas in 1997. The first historic batch of beer from the brewery
in 82 years, sold out within five hours. Andrew had to go to the beer store for
his beer on Christmas Eve, because the brewery was dry!