Four String Brewing Co. offering a “Gateway” Porch Pounder

May 14th, 2017    •  by Jim Ellison    •   4 Comments »

One of the fun aspects of touring breweries on a regular basis is seeing the evolution of these businesses and their ideas over time. We heard rumors of a special lager Four String was working on months ago. The debut of Hilltop Heritage Lager is the realization of a beer to fill a void. It is also right sized priced starting at $7.99 for a 16 oz six pack!

The beer is officially released in cans and draft on May 15th. It is crafted to be an easy drinking beer, approachable to fans of PBR, Old Milwaukee, etc, as well as an acceptable and fun alternative for craft beer purists. Hilltop Heritage Lager is 4.2% ABV (alcohol by volume) and 13 IBU’s (International Bitterness Units) finely balanced to be suitable for mowing the lawn, sitting on a porch or (in our opinion) being a replacement for PBR drinkers. With Hilltop Heritage Lager, Four String is localizing this beer with a nod to to their neighbors down Hague Ave. in the area known as the Hilltop. To localize it even more they make the tap handles for this lager at the brewery in their downtime. Having sampled this beer, we think it deserves a blue ribbon, so we will refer to it as a CBR (Columbus Blue Ribbon). Nice Job Four String Brewing Co. roll out some more barrels of this one.

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4 Comments to “Four String Brewing Co. offering a “Gateway” Porch Pounder”

  1. David Chester
    June 3, 2017

    Where is this sold ? In Northwest Ohio ?

    • Jim Ellison
      June 5, 2017

      Hi David, we checked with Four String and they expect it will be several more months before Hilltop Heritage Lager is in wide distribution in Northwest Ohio. In the meantime, you can head down here to do our Grandview & Brewery Triangle Tour to see the production source up close & take as much back home as you can haul.

  2. Doug D Davies
    June 26, 2017

    When i saw the story on tv during craft beer week i had to try the hilltop craft beer..i got 12 cans over in grandview…its the most plesant taste ive found…you need to get it up north at a few locations…eckles market would be good..please keep the hilltop label alive..thanks.

    • Jim Ellison
      June 26, 2017

      Hi Doug, We can’t take credit for the beer, but we do like it. You may want to join us on our Grandview and Brewery Triangle Tour so you can see how it all comes together when we visit the Four String Production Brewery. They even make the Hilltop Tap handles there.

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