Bale Breaker Pilsner now in Cans

UPDATE: Bale Breaker Pilsner has been delayed until a TBD mid-August date due to the can shortage.

Yakima, Washington’s hop growing family at Bale Breaker Brewing Company, has announced the release of their first canned pilsner as part of the year-round lineup.

Quite simply named “Bale Breaker Pilsner” the new beer balances hop and malt character in a crisp finish with notes of breakfast cereal, floral and citrusy hops. And since the Bale Breaker family also owns and operates the hop farming operation of Loftus Ranches, you can taste and smell their hops in this pilsner.

Bale Breaker Pilsner departs from the German classic in it’s use of modern northwest hop varieties like locally grown Simcoe®, Loral™, and Palisade® hops from Loftus. The 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:

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

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