After a seven year hiatus, Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager has been relaunched by Minott Wessinger, fifth generation brewer and great-great grandson of brewing pioneer Henry Weinhard. The beer was first brewed in 1995 at the Great Northern Brewing Company in Whitefish, Montana. Following tradition, the relaunched version of Black Star is being brewed at the original gravity flow style brewery built by Wessinger in 1994.
“Given our family history of brewing – which dates back to 1856– Black Star is a true legacy beer and I am thrilled to return it to the marketplace,” — Minott Wessinger. “Black Star is a traditional European-style Pilsner beer, refreshing with lots of taste, and the perfect beer for summer.”
Black Star is a double hopped (dry-hopped) golden lager based on traditional European Pilsner beers made with both Bavarian Mittelfrüh and Czech Saaz hops and two row malting barley.
The first phase of the relaunch is taking place in select bars and upscale natural and organic grocery stores, including Whole Foods, in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California. Black Star retails for $7.99 for a 6-pack, $14.99 for a 12-pack, and is available in both 12 oz. bottles and cans. Jet-setting consumers can also find Black Star cans onboard domestic Virgin America flights.