Beer

Limited Release

Limited ReleasePRIDE PILS

VITAL STATISTICS

Style

German Pilsner

Color

Light Straw

ABV

4.5%

IBU

28

Can Design By

Alden Leonard

In a year marked by protests and marches, DC-based artist Alden Leonard chose to “show the juxtaposition of PRIDE, which is both a celebration and an act of protest” when designing his entry in the 2018 Pride Pils Can Design Contest presented by DC Brau and The Washington Blade. His colorful design, featuring three figures in “defiant poses with their eyes fixed on symbols of tradition and order,” will appear on more than 28,000 cans of DC Brau’s flagship pilsner this summer during PRIDE. All proceeds from the sale of Pride Pils cans benefits SMYAL & The Blade Foundation.

Find cans of PRIDE PILS at the following bars, restaurants & retail starting in June 2018 (while supplies last):

AB Liquor
Ace Beverage
Airdale
Arlington Brew Shop
Bar Pilar
Barrel House Liquors
The Big Board
The Blaguard
Boundary Stone Pub House
The Brew Shop (Arlington)
Cafe Saint-Ex
Cairo Liquor Store
Calvert-Woodley Liquors
Cantina Bambina
Capitol Supreme Market
Chats Liquors
City Tap House (Dupont Circle & Chinatown)
Chevy Chase Wine & Spirit
Chow
Comet Ping Pong
Commissary
Craft Beer Cellar
Dacha
DC9
DC Reynolds
D’Vines
Diner
The Dirty Goose
District Liquors
Dodge City
Dominion Wine & Beer
Drafting Table
Embassy Row Hotel
Eye Street Cellars
Fenwick Beer & Wine (Silver Spring)
Fresh Fields
Gallagher & Graham
Gilly’s Craft Beer & Fine Wine (Rockville, MD)
Glen’s Garden Market
Hank’s Oyster Bar
Harry’s Reserve
High Side
Himitsu
Hop Cask and Barrel
Hotel Rouge
Irving Liquors
Ivy & Coney
Jack Rose
James Hobans
Jinya Ramen Bar
JR’s
Kingfisher
Larry’s Lounge
Lighthouse Liquors (Canton, MD)
Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
Lucky Buns
Magruder’s of DC
Metro Liquors
Modern Liquors
Mom’s Organic Markets (DC & Arlington)
Nellie’s
Odd Provisions
Pearl Dive/Blackjack
Pitchers DC (Spaghetti Garden)
Pizzeria Paradiso
Players Club
Prego Again
The Pub & the People
Public (Tenley)
Rock & Roll Hotel
Rodman’s
Roofers’ Union
Roses Luxury
Service Bar
Sherry’s Wine Spirits
Streets Market (Del Ray)
Tenley Bar & Grill
Total Wine (NOVA & Tidewater VA)
Town Danceboutique
Trade
Tryst
Wagshal’s
Wardman Wines
Whole Foods DC
Whole Foods VA (Arlington, Old Town & Fair Lakes)
World Wine & Spirits
Yes Organic Markets DC
One West Dupont Wine & Liquor
80/20 Tap House

Please note: the brewery will NOT be selling Pride Pils cans in the tasting room.

Tasting Notes

PRIDE PILS is a specially packaged version of our award-winning Brau Pils, which is an ideal example of a traditional German pilsner opens with a gently herbal, earthy, and spicy hop-laced aroma, a hallmark of the noble Hallertau Tradition hops. This is quickly chased by rich, cracker-like notes from German heirloom Pilsner malt for a fully balanced nose. An assertive yet restrained hop character allows spicy hop notes to play across the palate while clean malt notes and a neutral lager yeast profile ensure a crisp and refreshing finish.