Narragansett Brewing Company: Reanimator Helles Lager
Quality Supreme: Brewed with Light and Dark Munich malts, Pilsner Malt, and Malted Wheat, the Reanimator is then hopped with Northern Brewers and Hallertau hops. Northern Brewers is a clean bittering hop and Hallertau is a classic German aroma hop associated with Bavarian style lager beers. We then dry-hop the brew with a blend of Czech Saaz, Hallertau, and Citra hops for added hop presence. Taste & Enjoy: Reanimator is drier and hoppier than a traditional bock, and by dry-hopping at the end of the process we’ve added a full layer of spicy complexity on the palate and a sweet, floral aroma. The beer pours a deep clean gold, producing a large creamy, persistent white head. Despite its full body, the flavor is not overly malty and delivers an elegant spicy character from the hops that produces a balanced, smooth finish. The History: HP Lovecraft’s ‘Herbert West—Reanimator’ and the 1985 film adaptation, Re-Animator, are horror fan favorites. In the story, Dr. West and his accomplice experiments with human reanimation by injecting fresh corpses with a serum meant to bring the dead back to life. We wanted to create a serum to resurrect one of our own; our beloved Bock beer.