June 7 2010, 3:13 PM
At Breckenridge Brewery, my long-time favorite beer is the 471 IPA, a hard-hitting, small-batch brew that weighs in at 9.2 percent ABV. But because I’m a fan of Breck’s happy hour, I was hoping to find a lighter beer that I liked as much as my 471. A few months ago, a server spoke of a brand-new pilsner, and I thought I had found my ticket to lighter happy-hour drinking---until I discovered the new release is an imperial pilsner, meaning it has a higher alcohol content than the average pils. Still---of course---I love it. It’s deceptively clean (so clean I didn’t realize it was a boozier pilsner than most) with a nice hop bite. They’ve named the strong brew Regal Pilsner, a suitable name for such a sturdy pour. Regal Pilsner is a limited draft release, found at all Breckendridge Brewery locations.