Boulevard Noble Prize is set to debut in 2017.
The Kansas City, Missouri based brewery already has a year-round pilsner, KC Pils, a tribute their hometown. Next year, a stronger one will rise into the Smokestack Series.
Boulevard Noble Prize, an imperial pilsner, is slated to debut in the brewery’s Smokestack Series lineup in March, 2017.
The Smokestack Series is currently home to beers like Tank 7, The Sixth Glass, and Bourbon Barrel Quad. This year, Boulevard started making the switch to 12 ounce bottles for some of the Smokestack Series releases. Noble Prize will follow suit in 12 ounce bottles as well.
Two beers are slated to join the year-round Smokestack Series in 2017. Prize will be first, with a new imperial stout coming later in the year.
Style: Imperial Pilsner
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017
7.7% ABV, 30 IBUs
SweetWater Take Two Pils, a seasonal release that debuted in 2014, is being retired by the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery.
Atlanta’s largest brewery brought Take Two Pils to the lineup ahead of the Georgia heat in March of 2014. The pilsner was a bit hoppier than your average beer in the same style, pleasing much of their hop addicted fan base. Pils was later added to the can lineup.
Take Two Pils is a step into an alternate reality for SweetWater, a head-first dive down the rabbit hole into the Wonderland world of lagers. The adventurous golden blonde German style pilsner is brewed with a mad hatter’s dose of spicy floral hops. It’s beautifully Bohemian in body, earthy in soul and it’s moving low. Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know. Call us in the morning!
SweetWater Take Two Pils for the time being, will not return. The current fall seasonal is SweetWater Hash Brown.
Hops: Stryian Golding, Saaz, Mt. Hood
Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Carapils
Read more: SweetWater Brewing News
Founders PC Pils will join the brewery’s seasonal lineup this fall. Lighter beers are in demand.
Instead of the widely used noble hops found in so many pilsners, Founder PC Pils uses American varieties, including Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade. PC Pilsner was recently made available on tap at the brewery.
For the first time since All Day IPA, the Founders will release a new 15 pack can format, for an estimated retail price of $17.99. (About $1.19 per can.)
Pleasantly crisp, perfectly clean and profoundly crushable, PC pills is our take on the classic Pilsner style. While Noble hops have been the preferred choice of Pilsner brewers around the world, we went with some of our favorite American varieties. Piney Chinook, pleasantly citrus Cascade and punchy Centennial make this an easy drinker with floral hop characteristics. Pretty cool If you ask us.
Founders PC Pils joins the Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery’s lineup in 12 ounce, 12 ounce cans and draft, starting in mid-September.
Hops: Chinook, Centennial, Cascade
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft. September-October.
Debut: Mid-September, 2016
5.5% ABV, 45 IBUs
Back Forty Cart Barn Pilsner
Arrogant Brewing Who You Callin’ Wussie is available nationwide starting today. If you don’t know Arrogant Brewing, think Stone…
Stone Brewing, and now the wing of their brewery “Arrogant,” has railed against “industrialized fizzy yellow beer” for years. Get ready for a string of quotes. The release of Arrogant Brewing Who You Callin’ Wussie is their attempt to bring “righteousness and salvation” to those that have been infiltrated by “industrial beer.”
This yellow beer is a noble pilsner, brewed to style,with no “commercial homogenization” or “shortcuts”.
“They do it cheaply. We do it right. Choose vapidity, or choose righteousness…but whatever you do, choose wisely,” said Arrogant Bastard with the expectation that, ultimately, it’s up to you to figure it out for yourself.’
Arrogant Brewing Who You Callin’ Wussie launches nationwide on draft and 16 ounce cans starting June 27th.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Distribution: All states except – MS, WV, OK, UT, WY, ND, SD, MI
5.8% ABV, 47 IBUs
Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner are now available in cans for the first time. The brewery’s hometown of Athens, Georgia has seen the first distribution, with Atlanta not far behind. This is Creature’s third year-round offering.
It took time to grow and extra capital to increase fermentation capacity in order to release their already year-round draft pilsner. Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner has been available from the brewery’s inception two-years ago, only on draft.
“For this label, we took inspiration from the classic design of European Pilsners, which are often a more traditional style with colors including white, gold blue, silver, red and green,” said Creature Comforts Co-Founder and CEO, Chris Herron.
Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner is brewed with Czech Saaz, Sterling, and Moteuka hops. The Athens, Georgia market will see Bibo cans the week of May 7th, corresponding with the Athens Criterium bike race. Creature Comforts is a sponsor for third year in a row.
As of June 10th, can shipments of this beer are available in the Atlanta market as well.
Release (Cans): May, 2016
Update: Creature Comforts tells Beer Street Journal that the Bibo Cans in Atlanta will be extremely limited in the Atlanta area after this shipment. The brewery is still focusing on the Athens market for the time being. Automatic Pale Ale cans are next up in production as well…
For those of you keeping track of Creature Comforts, or all things collaboration for that matter, here’s one more for your radar. Other Half Grits & Greens.
This weekend, another Creature Comforts/ Other Half collaboration has been released, this time in New York – Other Half Grits & Greens. This release is a pilsner, the first ever by the young brewery.
Grits & Greens features Georgia grits (if you don’t know what grits are, watch My Cousin Vinnie), and hopped with Wakatu, Wai-iti, and Nelson Sauvin hops.
The collaboration was released over the weekend in 16 ounce cans. Happy hunting.
Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery release
Image via Other Half Brewing