[Updated] Turns out, the plan is to begin distributing cans of the pilsner in mid August.
[Original story] I’ve gone on record as saying that Pilsner will be the next IPA. Truth is, I’ve gone on record saying a lot of things would be the next IPA, but that’s not the point. Pilsner is enjoying an impressive spat of popularity in the craft beer world lately. And why not? It’s a great beer style.
Bale Breaker Brewing just introduced its aptly named Bale Breaker Pilsner in cans. It’s described as a “German-style” pilsner, but it makes use of hops grown here in the Pacific Northwest. Here is the official release announcement from the brewery.
Bale Breaker Adds Classic German-Style Pilsner to Can Lineup
Yakima Valley Brewery releases local pilsner made exclusively with PNW hops
Yakima, Wash. – July 31, 2020 – Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley, today announces the release of its first canned pilsner to their year-round lineup.
Simply named “Bale Breaker Pilsner”, this crisp, classic recipe carefully balances malt and hops with notes of breakfast cereal, floral, and citrus. Brewed with local Simcoe®, Loral™, and Palisade® hops grown on the brewery’s family farm in the Yakima Valley, this hyperlocal pilsner brings additional citrus and berry fruit notes and less floral character compared to traditional pilsners brewed with European noble hops.
“After receiving such rave reviews from our Palm Spring Pils collab with Modern Times Brewery last spring and a few solid draft-only pilsner releases since then, we knew the demand was there to release a year-round crisp and refreshing pilsner,” said Bale Breaker Business Manager and Co-Owner Meghann Quinn. “We believe this will be a big hit for our fans who are looking for something a little less hoppy.”
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, Bale Breaker will be releasing the newly minted 12oz. cans for the public to enjoy via a no-contact drive-thru style on Saturday, August 8 from 12-5pm. Swing through the brewery parking lot to be one of the first to taste the latest release. Available year-round in select grocers throughout our entire distribution footprint in Washington, Northern Idaho, and Oregon in mid-August. Find a store near you by using Bale Breaker’s online beer finder: www.balebreaker.com/beer/search
About Bale Breaker Pilsner
A crisp, classic pilsner that carefully balances malt and hops with notes of breakfast cereal, floral, and citrus. Brewed with local Simcoe®, Loral™, and Palisade® hops grown on the brewery’s family farm in the Yakima Valley. Made in the classic German style with noticeable hops and no adjunct malts. This local Pilsner is made with all Pacific Northwest hops, which bring additional citrus and berry fruit notes and less floral character compared to traditional European noble hops.
4.8% ABV | 30 IBU | Malt: Pilsner | Hops: Simcoe®, Loral™, Palisade® | Yeast: BBBC Lager