Odo*Pilot Pils – The Story Behind the Label

Odo Pilot Pils is an ode to St. Marys’ native Odo Valentine, who in  1939 flew his biplane perpendicular through a 64-foot-wide center section of the Kinzua Bridge which at the time was the highest and longest viaduct in the world, measuring 301 feet high and 2,053 feet long . Odo never told a soul. Fearful he’d lose his pilot’s license, he kept the secret — and an evidentiary picture — to himself for nearly 70 years. It is in the Fiercely Independent™ spirit of Odo’s feat that we name our classic pilsner. Cheers!

Technical Specs

  • Malt – Harrington, Pilsner, & Carapils
  • Hops – Tettnang, Sterling, & Tradition
  • Yeast – North American Lager
  • Color – Pale Gold
  • ABV – 5.5%
  • IBU’s – 35

Tasting Notes

  • Pours a creamy, lasting head, with small bubbles
  • Aroma has a classic European spicy hop character
  • The taste begins with a mild bitterness, followed by light malty notes, and finishes crisp and clean