Give me that Prohibition Beer

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‘Interior of saloon, Everett’
courtesy of ‘UW Digital Collections’

This is a shameful moment for me.  Coors, the brewer that brought us the swill that’s “as cold as the Rockies” has developed a beer that I’m a touch excited about.  Maybe excited is too strong a word.  I’m intrigued. Batch 19, a new lager from Coors, is being tested in DC at a few select locations.  The beer is modeled off of a pre-prohibition era recipe and promises “a bold hoppy flavor that is surprisingly well balanced.” DC is one of five cities in the country that Batch 19 is being shipped to, so, at the very least drinking it will be a unique experience.  As to the actual quality of the brew, I guess we’ll have to wait and see. You can get Batch 19 starting this month at Iron Horse, the Saloon, 18th Amendment and We the Pizza.

Kirk is a Maine-born, military brat who moved no fewer than 12 times during his childhood. He came to the DC area in 2004 for his undergrad and decided that it was the place for him. Since graduating, he’s nabbed a job with the Fed and spends most of his free time hunting for cheap thrills in the city. Find out why he loves DC.

2 thoughts on “Give me that Prohibition Beer

  1. Yea, it sounded interesting till I noticed it was made by Coors. I’m not fooled that easily, and am still avoiding all AB-InBev and SABMiller made products. I remind you that Yuengling is still a “pre-prohibition style lager”, as is Brooklyn Lager, and Victory’s Throwback Lager, which they made 2 years ago. So don’t think you haven’t seen this before. Call me cynical before I try it, but probably Coors just wants in on this tiny indie market.

  2. Yeah, and even Boston Lager is a pre-prohibition recipe. It’s more interesting that they chose DC for the limited release. It would be nice to be pleasantly surprised about the flavor, though.