Salt Lake City, Utah-based Squatters Craft Beers has released its Brilliant Bier German Style Pilsner, a new addition to the company’s year-round lineup of brews. The release is concurrent with a legislative change in Utah that will allow stronger beer to be sold in grocery and convenience stores. The A German-style Pilsner with Noble German hops, Brilliant Bier is available in six-packs of 12-oz. cans throughout Squatters’ 20-state retail distribution footprint.
“We went back to the drawing board on this one,” said Squatters’ COO, Adam Curfew. “Our goal was to make a beautiful German-style Pilsner and that’s exactly what we did. From the European hop aroma to the crisp clean finish, this beer will make your mouth water even when it’s still full of beer.”
Brilliant Bier is 5 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), a percentage that would previously have been prohibited at grocery and convenience stores; however, on Nov.1, Utah’s ABV limit increased from 4 percent ABV to 5 percent ABV.
Squatters Craft Beers was Salt Lake City’s first brewpub, and is among Utah’s first craft brewers to offer beers at a higher ABV. Along with the release of Brilliant Bier at the 5 percent ABV point, Squatters will offer the following beers at higher ABV: Juicy IPA, American Wheat Hefeweizen, Chasing Tail Golden Ale and Full Suspension Pale Ale.