After a delay in its release due to the aluminum can shortage that’s facing beverage makers across the globe, Bale Breaker Brewing has finally released cans of its latest year-round beer, Bale Breaker Pilsner.
Originally slated for release in August, Bale Breaker Pilsner has finally been packaged in 12oz cans. Though the process of doing so was not an easy one for the Yakima Valley brewer. As the aluminum can shortage continues to grow, Bale Breaker ended up using wrapped labels over unfilled cans of the brewery’s Hop Country cans. This is only temporary but it allowed to Bale Breaker to finally release its new Pilsner after a multiple weeks of delays.
Bale Breaker Pilsner is a 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, in a statement. “We believe this will be a big hit for our fans who are looking for something a little less hoppy.”
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.
Hops: Simcoe®, Loral™, Palisade®
Yeast: BBBC Lager
Bale Breaker Pilsner is available year-round throughout the brewery’s distribution footprint in Washington, Northern Idaho, and Oregon. Find a store near you by using Bale Breaker’s online beer finder: www.balebreaker.com/beer/search.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.