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Black Star Beer

March 21, 2011 10:02 ET

Black Star Beer Releases 24 oz Cans

The Ultimate Single Package

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 21, 2011) - Black Star Beer (http://www.blackstarbeer.com), the double hopped golden lager from The Great Northern Brewing Company in Whitefish, MT, announces the first ever release of 24 ounce cans. Just in time for spring, Black Star Beer 24 ounce cans will be distributed throughout Montana, Washington, Oregon, California and Nevada, primarily at leading national convenience stores.

Black Star Beer is a traditional European-style Pilsner beer made with both Bavarian Mittelfrüh and Czech Saaz hops and two row malting barley. This crisp craft lager is hopped first in the kettle and then again before finishing to create a full bodied lager flavor.

"The Black Star 24 ounce can is the ultimate single package," said Minott Wessinger, founder of Black Star Beer. "You're getting a refreshing lager with great flavor available at stores conveniently located near you. It's the perfect way to introduce Black Star to consumers looking to try a new beer."

The Black Star 24 ounce can retails for $1.99. As the snow melts and springtime quickly approaches, the giant golden can is the quintessential pack item for your outdoor adventures to the mountains, lakes or beaches. "Stick one in your pack, cooler or canoe, or share them with friends at a backyard barbeque," Minott adds.

To find convenience stores selling Black Star 24 ounce cans near you, visit Black Star's Beer Locator and search for "Convenience" -- http://blackstarbeer.com/beer-locator/

Additional Black Star Spring Projects

Black Star Beer will be hitting the road this spring in its vintage Airstream. Grab your friends and join the Black Star team as they travel through San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Montana and Las Vegas visiting festivals, events and some of your favorite watering holes. Equipped with a photobooth machine that automatically uploads to Facebook and email, the Black Star Airstream will be bringing a little taste of Whitefish, MT to you!

About Black Star Beer

Black Star Double Hopped Golden Lager was first brewed in Whitefish, Montana at the Great Northern Brewing Company (http://www.greatnorthernbrewing.com) in 1995. The beer was created by Minott Wessinger, a fifth generation brewer and great-great grandson of West Coast brewing pioneer Henry Weinhard. Black Star is a remarkably crisp and refreshing double-hopped (dry-hopped) lager with a distinctive, hoppy aroma and a rich, full-bodied flavor. For more information, please visit http://www.blackstarbeer.com.