Monday, August 16, 2010

Seven Brides Lils Pils

It's time to revisit Lils Pils, one of the Seven Brides brews.

Early this spring over at the apparently now dormant Weekly Brew, Jared had reviewed it and was a bit baffled by it. Stylistically it was nothing like a Pils, and was heading off towards a slightly sweet Hefe-weizen. Banana, clove, and slightly muddy seemed to be the consensus.

Now at mid-Summer, a bottle came into CT's possession, and it seemed like a good time to revisit the beer.

Well, nothing's changed. The label says "Pils," the beer is anything but. Ok, fine.

Let's talk about the label instead!

We love the old historic photo! And indeed we wish it could be highlighted even more - let the branding go more to the background!

Here's a slightly larger version of the background image. You can see a few more images of old Silverton here.

We don't know exactly where this is - but we're gonna see if we can find out! Any readers know?

On the other half of the label is what appears to be railroad map of the Willamette Valley. The line that passes through Woodburn, Silverton, Pratum, Macleay, Shaw, and Aumsville is still running! Now it handles freight only, but in the last century it would have been a passenger interurban, as well.

You might recall this detail map from our note about Falls City and the 4th. It's similar to the one on the label.

We'd like to see more Silverton history on each label - maybe do a different historical label for each brew! Give Homer D. his own label and beer!


  1. Yeah I hate to say it but it's not a Pilsner, I want it to be and every time I try it I'm let down. I will say I had a pretty tasty Kolsch from them a couple of weeks ago however.

  2. That's good to hear! We want them to succeed.

  3. Totally, the more breweries around the better in my opinion