Arches Brewing Bohemian Riot first debuted at the brewery in 2019. The summer seasonal’s had grown over the years, prompting the brewery to extend the brewing season through August.
“Riot” is a pilsner, brewed in collaboration with North Carolina’s Riverbend Malt House. The Georgia-based, lager-forward brewery used traditional Czech Saaz hops to create this “crisp summertime drinker”.
Arches Brewing Bohemian Riot is available in 12-ounce cans and draft until fall 2022.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Spring 2022
Iron Hill King’s Gold, the brewery’s 2021 Great American Beer Festival gold medal-winning pilsner is available in cans. Brewer Peter Corbett’s recipe beat out 130 other entries at the festival, taking first in a highly contentious category.
I am pilsner. Hear me roar! This easy-drinking American Pilsner is an absolute beast – with its smooth malt flavor and robust hop taste. When it roared into the 2021 Great American Beer Festival, it ruled the day. Today, King’s Gold is the pride of Iron Hill Brewery.
Iron Hill King’s Gold Pilsner is available in 12-ounce cans, and draft at all locations by mid-February. The brewery has not clarified whether or not this beer is seasonal.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): 2/4/22
Pure Project Rain Unfiltered Pilsner
Founders Pilsner has a fresh new look this year.
Saint Arnold Summer Pils has returned ahead of hot summer Texas days.
This true Bohemian-style pilsner has been brewed since 1997. The brewery imports Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops to an authentic hop flavor, which balances out the touch of sweet malt flavor in the finish.
Saint Arnold Summer Pils is available from April to August in 12-ounce cans and draft.
Hops: Hallertau, Saaz
Availability: 12 oz bottles, Draft
Latest Return: April 2019
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19 Crimes, the Australian winemakers with the augmented reality labels, are launching 19 Crimes Beer in the United States.
The wine debuted in the United States 6 years ago, and is now a staple in pretty much every grocery store you step foot in. According to Michelle Terry, CMO or Treasure Wine Estates, the company noticed a duality between wine drinkers and craft beer drinkers. “We know that our 19 Crimes wine lovers also highly index as consumers of craft beer. There is so much opportunity with this brand, and our retailers and customers have been asking us to expand into other alcohol beverages.”
Three styles of 19 Crimes beers are ready with the initial launch – 19 Crimes Pilsner, 19 Crimes IPA, and 19 Crimes Lager. All three styles are brewed at Sleeping Giant Brewery in Denver, Colorado.
Each of the cans portray the familiar characters on the labels, complete with augmented reality stories through the Living Wine labels phone app. The stories on the wine and the beer are the same.
19 Crimes Beer will launch first in Ohio. Expect more states before the close of 2019.
Wild Heaven Citrus EDB (Emergency Drinking Beer), the third iteration of their #1 bestseller Emergency Drinking Beer, is hitting shelves. In our opinion, this is the best edition yet.
In 2015, the Avondale Estates, Georgia based brewery released EDB, a pilsner (using creative license) beer brewed with lemongrass, sea salt, and a touch of grapefruit zest. The intent was to create a crisp and refreshing beer with the versatility for any situation. Wild Heaven was overwhelmingly successful with this venture, as EDB has quickly become the brewery’s #1 seller.
When brewer and co-owner created EDB, he wanted a beer that was versatile in any situation. What he soon came to learn was Emergency Drinking Beer is a great palette for flavors like Watermelon (debuted in 2018) and now a heavy dose of citrus.
Citrus EDB features fresh lime juice, white grapefruit, and ruby red grapefruit juice. Some folks out there hate it when beers are described as “crushers” but you’re going to have to deal with it. Citrus EDB is one hell of a crusher. The lime and grapefruit make the beer bright with a touch of tart “zing” that compliments any food you can throw at it and would partner perfectly with a shorty of tequila. It’s the fastest we’ve killed three cans of beer that didn’t involve a funnel.
Wild Heaven Citrus EDB is available as a winter seasonal in 12-ounce cans and draft. Look for Berry EDB, and Tropical EDB later this year.