The pale little pilsner is the most consumed beer style in the world, and among beer snobs the most scorned. They tend to be light, yellow, fizzy and not much else. When done right, though, pilsner is a style proving that less can be more.
Before “black IPA” was a thing, Dogfish Head was hopping up dark ales to then-preposterous levels, making Indian Brown Ale an early hybrid brew that defied style.
Fans see it for what it is: a refreshing, easy drinking beer that seems ready made for a summer day. It’s brewed with apricots — or rather, apricot extract — but not so much that it’s embarrassingly fruity.
In a state that boasts breweries like Tröegs, Victory and Yards, Weyerbacher is in the unenviable position of having to stand out among the embarrassment of riches that is Pennsylvania beer.