Gordon Biersch Golden Export

Gordon Biersch Brewing Company Golden Export: Gordon Biersch, which opened its first location in Palo Alto in 1988 and has since spread throughout the country with brewpubs and bottle sales, is one of those stories of a little company that could. Now making more than three million gallons of beer a year, it also helps teach the mega-brewers what classic German lager styles can actually be.

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Take their Golden Export, a beer that will make you realize there is a there there for lagers despite years of weak pales pushed down our throats. This is the clean, crisp, refreshing brew you want after the softball game or yard work. Just enough hops to keep the malt honest, and at 5% ABV you can have two and not worry.


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