Review: Drake’s Flyway Pils
San Leandro, California-based Drake’s Brewing steps away from the double IPAs and looks toward northern Germany with Flyway, a crisp pilsner. Previously a draft-only beer, Flyway is now available in bottles.
A little detail:
Inspired by the Pacific Flyway, a major migratory path for birds that extends from Alaska to Patagonia, and a nod to the unofficial duck mascot of Drake’s, Flyway Pils is pleasantly dry and crisp. Flyway Pils is made with Extra Pale Premium Pilsner Malt from world-class German malting house Weyermann Malting Company
Malty but not overly sweet, it’s a medium dry brew that offers a honey-sweetened breakfast cereal kick, though it’s closer to muesli than to Frosted Flakes. Considerably more bitter than the typical pilsner, the toasty attack winds its way through hints of mushroom, eventually reaching a light and cleansing finish with a touch of lemon.
A- / $9 per six-pack / drinkdrakes.com