The Churchville Lager is brewed by Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company in Croydon, Pennsylvania, just a few miles northeast of Philadelphia. NCBC uses water from the Neshaminy Creek, a 40 mile long stream, in all of their beers.
The Churchville Lager tastes as advertised, “a no fuss amber lager”. It is easy to drink, refreshing and versatile.
The beer had all of the qualities that I would expect when tasting a lager, but was on the lighter side as I sipped it on this unseasonably cold winter evening. Flavorful, but not robust in any sense. Coming in with a SRM of 11.7 and a 4.9% ABV, it is the archetype of a stellar vienna lager.
As Neshaminy Creek put in the description on their website, the Churchville Lager is the perfect beer for “a night out with friends…or the holiday BBQ.” I would not hesitate to bring the Churchville Lager with me to any outdoor party where I knew there would be a wide range of beer drinkers. Yes, even your Uncle Richard, who is still wearing those cutoff jean shorts and can’t understand why ANYONE drinks something other than Yuengling, would be interested in drink a few. And he’d probably feel pretty damn classy after taking the plunge.
The Churchville Lager from Neshaminy Creek is pleasing and I would recommend it to anyone. I’m also looking forward to visiting the taproom (my friends have given the space rave reviews) sometime soon!