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20th May 2022

Nordic inspired ‘Pilsnor’ launched by Yorkshire brewery, Rudgate, to celebrate 30 years of brewing

After 30 years of brewing up award-winning beer in the heart of Yorkshire, launching our very first lager has been a whole new learning curve but with the help of Carl Heron and our brilliant brewers, we’ve created something we’re very proud of.

The original idea of brewing a Pilsner came from Managing Director Craig, “For several years we have been aware of a gap in our portfolio for a lager and decided to go with a traditional style as our first offering as it most suited our brewery and what we are all about. As we are primarily an ale brewer our knowledge of lager brewing is limited so we brought in Carl who has been a friend of the brewery for several years to assist us in this new venture.”

Drawing inspiration from classic European Pilsners and using yeast from Berlin, our Pilsnor is deliciously crisp and clean tasting making for an easy drinking, tasty beer.

Covid had postponed the process for two years which just meant it tasted all the sweeter when we finally received the first kegs and bottles back in the brewery a month ago. The Pilsnor name is a nod to our brewery home’s past.

“The brew sits between a clean, crisp, harsher German Pilsner and the full bodied flavour and structure of a Czech Pilsner, without the bitterness.” As described by consultant brewer Carl.

Our Pilsnor is available in 500ml bottles in cases of 12 on our website and is available in keg at some select pubs in and around York.

Notes to editors:

Rudgate Brewery was established in 1992. The brewery is situated at the heart of Yorkshire in the Vale of York. The original brewery was situated in the former ammunition building of RAF Marston Moor Airfield. The name comes from the old Roman road of `Rudgate’ which runs through the airfield.

Press release from Rudgate Brewery