Portland’s Rosenstadt Brewery has released their first beer in packaged form with Helles Lager in 12oz bottles and 6-packs. Rosenstadt was founded in 2015 with a dedication to German-styles that have been brewed at various locations in Oregon before landing with Portland Brewing. Rosenstadt is an independent company, self-distributed, brewed and operated by Nick Greiner and Tobias Hahn.
Rosenstadt Helles is made of malts that evoke warm bread while Tettnanger hops supply delicately floral, lemon notes. Rosenstadt lagers (ages) this beer a minimum of six weeks to create supreme balance and smoothness.
More delicate than pilsner, Helles, the most popular Bavarian lager, depends on a perfect balance between malt and hops.
Rosenstadt Helles is meant to be drunk with gusto—often from one-liter mugs, ideally in the Biergarten. Prost!
12.5 ̊ Plato 5.2% ABV, 33 IBU
Available formats: 12oz bottles, six packs, cases of 24 bottles. Suggested retail, $11.99-12.99 six pack.
About Rosenstadt Brewery Rosenstadt Brewery combines German ingredients, brewing techniques, and tradition in refreshing, distinctively hopped, malt-forward beers. Founded by Nick Greiner and Tobias Hahn, Rosenstadt Brewery has been producing with partner breweries and self-distributing its beer in Portland since 2015.
Rosenstadt specializes in brewing classic German-inspired beer – including Altbier, Helles Lager, Kölsch, Weißbier, and with a nod to the northwest, a Pale Ale – with new German hop varieties. Seasonal specialties such as Festbier, Maibock, Schwarzbier, and Dunkles Lager are available on a rotating basis, as well as customer exclusives that can be found at some of Portland’s finest restaurants.
Our uncompromising commitment to our German heritage and highest quality beer has been rewarded as Rosenstadt won Gold in 2017, Bronze in 2018 at the Oregon Beer Awards with its Altbier and Schwarzbier, and Bronze in 2019 with Helles Lager in the Best of Craft Beer Awards.
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