Four Winds Brewing – Alibi Room Keller Pils


Four Winds Brewing – Alibi Room Keller Pils Review

There is no doubt that COVID-19 has been damaging to the hospitality industry in BC and the world. With restaurants closing, breweries have been focusing on packaged products to get their beer out, and beer bars with many draught beer lines have shut their doors. One of these is The Alibi Room a place in Vancouver that is near and dear to many of us beer lovers and has been since they opened in late 2006. 

So, what happens in a situation like this? The beer community steps in and creates a collaboration beer to help out. The Alibi Room Dry-hopped Keller Pils is the end result of conversations by the folks behind Four Winds Brewing, who, during those early years, sat down at those long tables at The Alibi, drinking craft beer and sketching out their own plans for a brewery. Together with Brassneck, Daageraad, Steel & Oak, and Superflux, a beer was born. The style is one that should please everyone, even those that enjoy their hops! This Kellerpils, ( an unfiltered German-style pilsner), has the smoothness of a pilsner, but the hoppiness/bitterness of a quality pale ale. It pours a hazy straw colour with a white foamy head that lingers. This is a medium-bodied pils with aromas of grassiness, floral, a hint of lemon/citrus, and resin. The malt profile is very light, with just a bit of biscuity aftertaste. Overall, it is very easy drinking, balanced and refreshing beer, crisp and clean.

Proceeds for this beer will not only go to support the Alibi Room but will help out two organizations working with indigenous and POC communities in the Vancouver community; DEWC – Downtown Eastside Woman’s Centre  and UNYA – Urban Native Youth Association

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About This Beverage

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Head Size & Retention: Above average head/retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Slight Haze
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Extremely Crushable
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Light, Biscuity/Bready
  • Hop Characteristics: Citrusy, Floral, Grass, Leaves or Hay
  • Palate: Creamy, Soft or Silky, Medium Bodied


The Alibi Room Dry-hopped Keller Pils was conceived as the result of heartfelt conversations in April between brewery friends. The pandemic shook our industry and challenged the fate of our cherished Alibi Room. Part of the proceeds will go towards the survival of the Alibi Room, the majority will directly support two organizations working with indigenous and POC communities in the city.

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