Hale's Ales is pleased to announce a Limited Release of Bill'sner Pils 2015.
Seattle, WA - February 25th 2015 - Pilsners are
back! The beer style your dad, and probably his dad, so enjoyed is
receiving new attention from craft brewers and craft beer lovers all
over the region.
And, with the release of Bill'sner Pils,
Hale's Ales Brewery is excited to be part of the Northwest resurgence
of this old world beer style, this time locally made and fresh!
Bill (left) sampling his new pilsner with lead Hale's brewer, "Guapo."
Hale's Bill'sner Pils is named after a long time Hale's employee, Bill Preib, who, along with other Hale's crew members, developed a growing appreciation for the crisp, cool taste of a pilsner,
especially as an alternative to the ubiquitous strong and assertively
hopped India Pale Ales so prevalent in the NW craft beer scene. "Strike
that from the bucket list," said Preib, "...a beer with my name on it.
If only mom could see me now!"
a new direction for Hale's, the longest running independently owned
brewery in the Northwest with a 32 year history of brewing primarily
English style ales.
Master brewer Lincoln showing off some pilsner malt imported from Heidelberg, Germany.
Hale's Bill'sner Pils is
brewed using an imported pilsner malt produced by Best Malts in
Heidelberg, Germany. Hale's is the only brewery in the region using
this particular malt. "We experimented with many different malts," said
Hale's head brewer Lincoln Zmolek, "but this one gave us the clean,
flavorful pils we were looking for."
Bill'sner Pils will be released in March in both kegs and 22 oz. bottles. Hale's will brew this new beer throughout most of the summer. Look for Bill'sner Pils at your favorite pub or bottle shop!
Hale's Bill'sner Pils to be released March 1st 2015.
Hale's Bill'sner Pils Description:
in color and true to the pilsner style-- clean, light, crisp, finishing
dry. Made with Czech pilsner yeast and 100% Heidelberg pilsner malt.
Hale's is the only brewery in the region using Heidelberg pilsner malt
for a production beer! Hopped with Czech Saaz and American Tahoma.
5.1% ABV, 15 IBUs.
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub is located at 4301 Leary Way NW Seattle, WA 98107.
Ninkasi Studios Unveils “Dawn of the Red Compilation EP,” Available March 2015
EUGENE, Ore.—Feb. 24, 2015—Ninkasi Brewing Company
believes crafted, independent beer and music is a winning combination.
Since the beginning Ninkasi has supported local artists in a variety of
ways, all organized by James Book, Ninkasi brand and experiential
marketing director. With the opening of its new Ninkasi Studios this
past June, the brewery announces its first original
musical offering— the “Dawn of the Red Compilation EP,” available on
Ninkasi’s website this March.
2009, Ninkasi has supported artists including music production,
engineering and recording from iterations of the brewery’s in-house
album pressing sponsorships, assistance in tours and bookings, and
opportunities to showcase their music at Ninkasi signature events. Book
has been at the helm of the studio operation, bringing a wealth of
experience in the music industry to the brewery’s
from a 20-year career in both recording and touring in music before
craft beer, it’s rewarding to be able to help new artists reach their
and help them navigate some of the chasms we had to cross without the
support of sponsors,” explains Book. “The opening of Ninkasi Studios
will enable us to support up-and-coming artists at no cost to them.”
release of the “Dawn of the Red Compilation EP” celebrates the addition
of the brewery’s Dawn of the Red India Red Ale to its year-round
Working with five artists, ranging in sound and style, each band was
directed to use “Dawn of the Red” as a focal lyric and to interpret the
phrase however they choose. The outcome: a diverse offering of five
different genres, some literal in meaning, some
metaphoric, all inspired by craft beer.
like craft beer, the opportunities for creative collaboration and
shared successes are nearly unlimited in terms of craft beer helping to
drive new music
awareness and vice-versa,” says Book. “Completing our first album was a
blast, and we can’t wait to share the creations of these artists with
craft beer and music lovers alike.”
Courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing Co.
The compilation will be available for download from Ninkasi’s website (www.ninkasibrewing.com)
in March. Artists include:
·Track 01: Vokab Kompany + Kraddy – San Diego, CA Self-described as two MC/singers backed by a four-piece “band of awesome,”
Vokab Kompany has been friends of Ninkasi since 2013, providing live music for festivals like
the annual Whiteaker Block Party in Eugene. Produced by Kraddy of famed The Glitch Mob, “Dawn of the Red” by Vokab Kompany +
Kraddy offers a hip-hop recap of a zombie apocalypse set within a pulsating EDM esthetic.
·Track 02: Gayle Skidmore – San Diego, CA Since 2011, Ninkasi has proudly sponsored artist
including the release of her album “Zombie Heart” in 2012. Named the
Songwriter by the 2013 San Diego Music awards, Gayle’s early love for
music is evident – a songwriter since the age of eight. Gayle’s
interpretation of “Dawn of the Red” offers a soulful look at a
·Track 03: Sapient – Eugene, OR For 15 years Sapient
has been perfecting his trade as a hip-hop artist in the Northwest.
Beyond a family man,
Sapient is also an accomplished videographer, guitarist,
singer-songwriter, and graphic designer. “Dawn of the Red,” produced and
recorded by Sapient, is an exploration of the word “red” tied together
by heavy heating beats and captive melodies.
·Track 04: Black Beast Revival – Bellingham, WA A highly-energized rock and roll band hailing from Bellingham,
Black Beast Revival was deemed “a grungy Black Keys” by the
Eugene Weekly. In 2013, the band played at Ninkasi’s SXSW
showcase in Austin, Texas, “scaring” the locals. As one of the first
bands to record in the new Ninkasi Studios, the band laid down its “Dawn
of the Red” track while between cities on it West
·Track 05: Tyler Fortier – Eugene, OR
Eugene Weekly’s “Next Big Thing” in 2010, singer-songwriter and most recently, producer,
joined Ninkasi’s first SXSW showcase in 2011 and has been a powerful
local Americana. Bringing a melodic, acoustic track to the compilation,
“Dawn of the Red” by Tyler Fortier enters “a city on fire.”
Look for a free download the “Dawn of the Red Compilation EP” online this March at
www.ninkasibrewing.com. Consumers can also look forward to opportunities to win limited edition
12-inch vinyl copies on Ninkasi’s social media channels.
About Ninkasi Brewing Company Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge,
Ninkasi Brewing Company
continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to
two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in
Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops
Double IPA, Dawn of the Red IRA, Lux Helles Lager, Oatis Oatmeal Stout,
and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout
Alaska; Alberta; Arizona; California; Colorado; Idaho; Nevada; Oregon;
Utah; Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains
privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving.
Beer Is Love program offers donations and support for organizations throughout