Brooklyn Unfiltered, a seasonal release by the New York brewery is now available.
This Keller pilsner is a classic German style and hazy by design – not clarified (and typically not pasteurized). This kellerbier is brewed with Saaz, Saphir, and Hallertau hops and contains a lot of the original yeast in suspension. The brewery expects some of yeast and malt haze to fall to the bottom of the bottle, so swirl and drink.
Brooklyn Unfiltered is available now through March in 12-ounce bottles and draft.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: January 2019
4.3 % ABV
Image: Brooklyn Brewery
Taco Bell Beer is real. Big City Bell, a pilsner will soon be available at three Taco Bells in New York City thanks to Anheuser-Busch’s Blue Point Brewing.
Taco Bell recently launched a series of “Cantina” style locations, that are not focused on the drive-thru concept, but Cantina and Urban-Inline dining experiences (similar to Chipotle or Moe’s). These new locations feature open kitchens, custom menus, sharable appetizers, and alcohol. It is important to note that only the Cantina locations will serve alcoholic beverages, Urban In-Line locations do not.
New York City will be home to three of these Cantina restaurants by the end of 2018, and with it, Taco Bell inspired beer. Big City Bell, a pilsner-style beer will be found on tap at all of the new Taco Bell Cantina’s, brewed at nearby Blue Point Brewing.
Taco Bell Corp. is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, operating more than 450 Taco Bell restaurants in 26 countries. At the time of this article, the number of Taco Bell Cantinas nationally is limited to less than 10 coast to coast.
Image via Taco Bell/Yum! Brands
Creature Comforts Goodie Pils debuts in the brewery’s taproom today at 3 p.m.
A few months ago, Creature Comforts brewed Goodie Pils at Highland Park Brewery in Los Angeles, California. So as not to leave their home state of Georgia out of the tasty loop, a batch was brewed in Athens.
16-ounce cans of Creature Comforts Goodie Pils will be available to-go at the brewery.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Brewery Only.
SweetWater Twisted Fish is hitting shelves this week – brewed with and for Building Conservation Trust. The Trust is the Coastal Conservation Association’s National Habitat Program.
Water is the biggest component of every beer, and Atlanta based SweetWater Brewing Co. is dedicated to protecting the Earth’s precious liquid. In 2006, the brewery launched the “Save Our Water” initiative in conjunction with local Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. Every summer since, SweetWater has donated $100,000 dollars to clean water and natural habitat protection initiatives around the nation.
In honor of those hard-working freshwater protectors, SweetWater created Twisted Fish. This new pilsner is brewed with traditional Czech yeast, Hallertau hops, pilsner malts while breaking tradition Citra and Mandarina Bavaria hop varieties.
Lagers and pilsners are being seen more frequently on beer shelves, and for most this is a very welcomed sight. SweetWater’s new pilsner is built on a traditional recipe, with an American hoppy twist. The crisp and clean pilsner most certainly has a traditional start with each sip, finishing with a juicier, more citrus hop aroma and flavor. It’s almost a pilsner that finishes with a lingering “hazy IPA” aroma and flavor.
A little bit of the old world and a little bit of the new world make for a truly a unique, pilsner that does some good in the process.
SweetWater Twisted Fish is available in 16-ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s entire 22-state distribution while supplies last. According to the brewery, they have already sold through every keg they have in the taproom.
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh, Citra, Mandarina Bavaria, Crystal
Malts: Pilsner, Carapils, Vienna
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late May 2018
PIC: Beer Street Journal
Highland Half Yuszch Pilsner debuts this month, a collaboration with the band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
S.O.B. (Son of Bitch) is the song that brought Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats to national fame, selling out shows wherever they travel. This year, the band is currently touring and promoting their newest album, Tearing at the Seams with the hit single “You Worry Me”.
A few years ago, Highland Brewing teamed up with AC Entertainment and Orange Peel Events in order to bring larger music acts to play at the brewery. That move has brought Nathaniel Rateliff to play at the Asheville, North Carolina brewery this month. Highland approached the beer-loving Night Sweats about collaborating on their own craft beer, and the band was more than happy mash in.
Highland Half Yüszch is a Czech-style pilsner, named in honor of the band’s yüszch (meaning usual) tradition of downing a beer and a shot (presumably pre or post-performance). The pilsner is brewed with traditional Saaz hops and Asheville’s soft mountain water. The brewery says the result is “crisp and crushable”.
Half Yüszch will be available at the brewery on May 10th, as well as Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats soldout show at the brewery on May 11th. $1 from each beer sold will support The Marigold Project, a foundation established by Nathaniel Rateliff to address issues of economic and social justice.
Malts: Weyerman Pilsner
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft
Distribution: Brewery Only
Debut: Early May 2018
Image: Beer Street Journal
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
PIC: Beer Street Journal