Featured Beer for the New Year: Harland Brewing Export Lager

Harland Head Brewer Ryan Alvarez and Koda share a Harland Export Lager

Happy 2020, friends! We’re kicking of the new year by going old school. And by “old school,” this time we don’t mean a circa 1999 West Coast Style IPA (much as we love that style). No, we’re taking it all the way back to the old country with an old school-style lager that is so delicious you’ll be wondering where it’s been all your life.

Introducing Export Lager, a collaboration between Harland Brewing and Horus Ales. This is a Dortmunder-style lager, meaning it is somewhat softer and more malt forward than the ubiquitous Pilsner, but not as bready as a Bock or Oktoberfest. Brewed with rare heirloom malt from Oregon and oh-so traditional Saaz hops from Europe, this is a beer that the brewers at Harland can’t put down. They did manage to set aside a few tanks’ worth for the thirsty public, and it will be hitting the shelves in four-packs for the first time this week. Lucky you!

However, if you want a real Old World treat, try a slow pour of Export Lager from one of Harland’s special side pour taps. The resultant pint is topped by such unbelievably dense, meringue-like head that, after draining your glass, your palate will be fooled into thinking you’ve just finished a dish of ice cream. Yeah. It’s just like that.

But don’t take our word for it. Take a trip to one of Harland’s tap rooms in Scripps Ranch or Del Mar, order a slow pour of Export Lager, close your eyes, and be transported. Prost!