Denver, CO – August 18, 2010 – Breckenridge Brewery of Colorado, LLC releases Regal Pilsner in 6-packs of 12-oz bottles today. Regal Pilsner has been available in very limited markets in draft form for two months, but today's availability of 6-packs will extend its reach to liquor stores and restaurants in additional geographies. Regal Pilsner is a double pilsner that, while brewed similar to a traditional Bohemian pilsner, is produced with American Sterling and Magnum hops, giving the beer an American craft beer flair with a hoppy finish. Brewery Director and Brewmaster, Todd Usry, says, "We chose Sterling hops for its floral aroma over the spiciness of Saaz hops traditionally used in pilsners. The Magnum hops finish the beer with a clean mouthfeel." At 7% ABV (alcohol by volume), Regal Pilsner is full, yet soft in traditional pilsner style.
Breckenridge Brewery launched its new "Occasionals" line of beers with the release of Regal Pilsner in draft. These limited-release, small-batch beers are not tied to seasons and won't be available year-round like other beers in its portfolio. The seasonal line-up of SummerBright, Autumn Ale, Christmas Ale, and Pandora's Bock will stay intact.
Breckenridge Brewery was founded in 1990 in Breckenridge, Colorado. In the past two decades Breckenridge Brewery has grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer companies in the nation. It now handcrafts nearly 30,000 barrels of fresh beer annually and owns and operates 4 pubs in the state of Colorado.
"Hear ye! Beer ye! Citizens of a thirsty nation, we stand before you today to introduce our Regal Pilsner. A double Pilsner with distinct hoppy attributes and a pronounced malty backbone. It is bold in character and steadfast in its resolve to provide supreme drinking pleasure. All hail our Brewmaster and the fruits of his labor, Regal Pilsner!"