Yuengling Golden Pilsner debuts on April 1st- the brewery’s first new core product in 17 years.
America’s largest craft brewery calls it a “modern pilsner”. Despite the “modern” moniker, Yuengling Golden Pilsner actually uses traditional noble hops – Saaz and Hallertau in their interpretation of the pilsner. This release joins best selling Traditional Lager, Yuengling Light, and Black & Tan as a part of the brewery’s core lineup.
The Golden Pilsner announcement also coincides in the same week that the Brewers Association released updates to their beer style guidelines to include “Contemporary Pilsner”. The expanded definition covers the market growth in American-brewed pilsners with bolder, American hop varieties.
Yuengling Golden Pilsner – an all-malt beer – combines pale and specialty malts, and Hallertau and Saaz hops, to create a bold, noble hop flavored brew that with a smooth, clean finish. The balance of flavors and enhanced drinkability offers a “New Standard in Refreshment” for beer drinkers. “We spent over 18 months developing this beer and believe it is a great choice for outdoor, social and active occasions. We’re excited for consumers to try it,” said Yuengling. – Jen Yuengling, brewer
Yuengling Golden Pilsner will debut in Cleveland, Ohio, Harrisburg and Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, the Virginia Beach area, Rhode Island. Tampa and Fort Myers, and Orlando, Florida on April 1st. The expanded rollout will take place in late April and May.
Hops: Saaz, Hallertau
Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
New Realm Euphonia Pilsner is being canned for the first time this month.
In the two short months that Atlanta’s New Realm Brewing has been opened, two beers have become headliners – Hoplandia IPA and Euphonia Pilsner. While one has brewmaster Mitch Steele’s hoppy west coast fingerprints all over it, the pilsner leans a bit more traditional.
Steele uses Hersbrucker, Huell Melon, Saphir and Sterling hops on a German malt “blackboard”. The finished beer is the beautifully smooth, dangerously drinkable, delightfully crisp pilsners that is hard to put down. (Ed. note: we haven’t left the brewery drinking less than at least four each time.)
“… Euphonia Pilsner, our refreshing, easy sipping pils has been a favorite amongst our brewers and guests at our bar.” Mitch Steele, Co-Founder & Brewmaster
Today the brewery is hard at work canning Euphonia PIlsner for the first time. 12-ounce cans of the crisp pilsner will be available at the brewery first, with distribution to follow in April 2018.
Hops: Huell Melon, Saphir, Sterling
Malts: German Pilsner
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Debut (Cans): March 2018
5% ABV, 30 IBUs
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New Belgium Pilsener
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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