KC Bier Co. has plenty to celebrate this spring.
This week, the Kansas City brewery announced the release of its popular Pils, an authentic German-style Pilsner, as part of its year-round bottled beer lineup. It is the fourth year-round bottled offering, joining Helles, Dunkel and Hefeweizen on store shelves throughout the brewery’s distribution area.
“Pils has an assertive but delicate bitterness and a crisp, dry finish that can only be achieved with using all imported ingredients,” founder and managing owner Steve Holle said. “Many domestic lagers call themselves a pilsner, but they forgot the hops. We didn’t.”
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Included on the label is the new Certified Independent Craft seal, a logo introduced by the Brewers Association trade group in 2017 to identify products as brewed and packaged by independently owned craft brewers.
The popular authentic German-style pilsner is brewed with 100 percent imported German malt and hops and has previously received accolades from the Great International Beer, Cider & Mead Competition. The 2017 competition resulted in even more hardware for KC Bier.
The brewery’s Doppelbock won gold in the Bock Beer category, Festbier won silver in the Vienna/Oktoberfest lager category and Hefeweizen placed bronze in the German Wheat Ale category. This is the fourth consecutive year KC Bier’s beers have placed in this particular competition since launching in 2014.
KC Bier is a 2017 winner of Thinking Bigger Business Media’s 25 Under 25 Awards.