Ninkasi’s Lux lager a refreshing pint

  • By Aaron Swaney, Herald Writer
  • Thursday, July 10, 2014 1:43pm
  • Life

There are few things in life as gratifying as a cold beer after mowing one’s lawn. One of the best new beers for just that occasion is Ninkasi Brewing’s Lux, a Helles-style lager brewed in the traditional German-style.

In German, “helles” denotes something bright or blonde, so this is a very light lager. The version made by the Eugene, Ore. brewery, which is part of its Prismatic Lager Series, has a lightly toasted, clean malt profile and is balanced by the addition of Noble German hops. It’s bright and refreshing and the perfect antidote to a day spent wrestling with any yard-maintenance machinery.

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