18th Street Brewery Dozer Pilsner


Beer type: Pilsner Style Lager
Alcohol Level: 4.9%
Brewed By: 18th Street Brewery

Indiana, known for Three Floyds, the Indy 500, and Hoosiers. But, there’s more to it than that. Not every great name has hit the big time yet. One of those names is 18th Street Brewery out of Hammond, Indiana.

I sat down and had their Dozer Pilsner Style Lager and this is a fine, drinkable beer. With a 4.9% alcohol, it makes it drinkable without getting too crazy. With a semi-sweet smell and yellow color, this looks like your classic pilsner. The taste has a bitter aftertaste and it’s even somewhat dry. I’d suggest this beer to any of your Miller Lite fans if they’re trying to try a craft beer similar to a macro brew like Miller Lite.

18th Street Brewery has a brewpub in Hammond and a tap room in Gary. They’ve been around since 2010 and now they’re the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Good work brewers, good work. Side note, check out their awesome beer labels here.


Baderbrau Chicago Pilsener


Beer type: Pilsener
Alcohol Level: 4.8%
Brewed By: Baderbrau
IBU: 30


Ahhh Chicago, sure I’m impartial, but we make some great beer. This pilsener is true to its name. It has a great color to it and it’s got a semi sweet¬†smell. The beer has the right amount of bitterness to it. Not too bitter, but not too sweet. Get home on a Tuesday after work and want a few beers? Grab one of these and you’ll be satisfied.

Baderbrau says, “Your everyday drinking beer. Crisp and refreshing with a solid but not overpowering hop bite, Chicago Pilsener is an authentic Czech-style Pilsener made with all American malt and all European noble hops.”¬† I couldn’t agree more with the description. You can enjoy this guy from a can or pour it in your favorite beer drinking glass and enjoy.