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National Premium To Return In April

National Premium Mr. Pilsener Plans have been in the works for a while to bring National Premium back to shelves.  Looks like the beer will finally be a reality in April.

On Wednesday, Fordham Brewing Company in Delaware will start brewing the beer’s first official batch – 50 barrels – since 1996. The whole process, including bottling, should be finished by the end of March, Miller said. Several 100-barrel runs are planned after that.

No distributor has been chosen yet for Premium.  First stores to get the beer again will be in the Baltimore area.  Tim Miller is a real estate agent that purchased the brand in 2010 for $100,000 dollars.  His next step was to track down the orignal recipe and find someone to brew it.  The original recipe dates back to 1934, maintaining it’s popularity in the mid-atlantic region through the 1960’s.  The brand and recipe changed hands when Stroh Brewing bought it from G Heileman, and discontinued the brew in 1996.

Miller has been testing batches of National Premium since December at Fordham Brewing.   Today, he announced that the first batches will roll out in April, just in time for baseball season.