It only makes sense that San Diego’s Saint Archer Brewing Co. does its first collab beer with a skateboard company. Saint Archer was founded on a unique mix of creative talent. Guys like Paul Rodriguez (professional skateboarder with six X Games under his studded belt) and Josh Kerr (recognized aerial surfing specialist) are a part of the Saint Archer crew. Saint Archer’s first collaboration beer is with The Girl Skateboard Co., and the new beer is called a Hoppy Pilsner, which will be available in 12-ounce six pack cans throughout southern California in early September.
“We’ve been approached for interesting collaborations before, but this effort with Girl involved us approaching them,” said President and Founder of Saint Archer Josh Landan. “Girl is devoted to creativity and progression in skateboarding just as Saint Archer strives to progress craft brewing, keeping creativity front and center.”
The new beer is modeled after the pilsners brewed in Northern Germany. The beer has a firm bitterness from using European hops and a pale straw color that comes from using all German grain. This combination is then fermented with a German Lager Yeast, and allowed to lager in the tank. The blend of ingredients and time create a crisp, clean, flavorful, yet refreshing beer.
The Girl Skateboards Co. is headquartered in Torrance, Calif. Two of Saint Archer’s Ambassadors, Eric Koston and Sean Malto, are also part of the Girl Skateboard Family, adding to the story of this unique collaboration. It doesn’t hurt that Koston, one of the most influential street skaters of all time, also has a passion for craft beer that is unmatched.