Howdy Beer
The Post Brewing Co.

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The Post Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
Lager - American
Ranked #105
Ranked #22,954
3.72 | pDev: 15.59%
May 15, 2022
Aug 30, 2014
Very Good
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Notes: There’s no gesture friendlier than greeting someone with a “howdy” and a delicious All-American Pilsener. With Howdy Beer, we’ve taken the notion of the American Pilsener and have refreshed and renewed it as a gloriously drinkable celebration of our unique American brewing heritage and amazing American ingredients. This smooth, drinkable pils features a lovely American hop flavor and aroma which gives way to a delicate malt flavor that finishes crisp and clean.

Howdy Beer: The refreshing taste of a refreshed tradition.
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3.52 by mamaraza from Texas on May 15, 2022
3.78 by Gagnonsux from Texas on May 01, 2022
3.4 by Pro_Magnon from Texas on Apr 08, 2022
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1.49/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1
by voiceofexperience from Colorado

What comes across here is something like Cascade, which has no business being in a beer that pretends to be a Pilsner. No trace flavor of noble hops. And, If you like Cascade there a hundreds of thousands of nice American ales to choose from that are far more palatable than Howdy. Bottom line this stuff doesn't taste anything like a Pilsner nor any Pilsner resembling, other notable Lager, either. Small Brewers: Please. If you can't come any closer to Pilsner than this don't call it Pilsner. Even when in the mood for a good lager, I'd rather drink a decent golden ale than this. And, having grown up in a German household loving a good lagers. Generically, Howdy doesn't taste very good. Most of my sixer went to the kitchen sink. - regards from Colorado, V.O.E.

Aug 01, 2019
3 by Jeremiah87 from Colorado on Jul 13, 2019
3.75 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Apr 08, 2019
3.89 by monk2021 from Texas on Mar 12, 2019
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2.55/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 1.25
by Beermotor from Colorado

This stuff smells and looks great poured out of its container, but the moment it passes your lips..oof.

Don't get me wrong I love a good hoppy pilsner, particularly good Czech pilsners that have that initial bite of hop, but this stuff tastes like someone spilled Pine Sol in it. Its like an amateur brewer's idea of what pilsner should taste like after their tastebuds have been burnt to nubs by over-hopped craft IPA.

Buy it for your IPA-addicted friends that think all beer should taste like a combination of cilantro and draino, otherwise grab a nice Avery anything.

Mar 05, 2019
3 by GreyGooseStout from Colorado on Feb 20, 2019
4.14 by AKK008 from Colorado on Feb 16, 2019
3.51 by Haybeerman from Colorado on Jan 28, 2019
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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

On-draught @ Post Brewing paired with fried cluckers:

Whoa, I expected a hum-ho pale lager, not a crisp clean pilsner of ludicrous drinkability. Who knew a friend chicken joint could brew a pilsner as well as, say, Live Oak Brewing?

Holds a candle to traditional German expressions of the style. An ideal brew to pair with grub.

High B- / WORTHY

04/18/20 can from a 12 pack delivered during COVID-19 quarantine...unfortunately it was canned in August so I won't adjust my rating but I figured I'd add some notes on how this drinks 8 months old (and it probaby sat out at room temperature).

A starchy shadow of its former self when fresh on-draught, drinking balanced but lacking fresh flavours and crisp clean malts.

Lacks the grassy hop character I remembered it boasting when fresh.


Nov 04, 2018
3.75 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Aug 09, 2018
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3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

a really refreshing beer, hoppy for a pilsener type, americanized, but in a good way. i think this is one of the better beers the post makes on a regular basis, and its perfect with their hot chicken, which is definitely some of the best in town. a golden beer thats super well carbonated and fizzy, i like this one best from the can though, its a nice one to slug back in just a few pulls for maximum refreshment or as a respite from the heat of the chicken, just keep them coming! it has a light citrus hoppiness to the nose, a clean and strikingly fresh pils malt base, less dusty and classically european than a lot of them, its minimalist but very well balanced. some nice hop flavor in here too, meyer lemon, tangerine, soft grass and vegetal greenness, and enough bitterness to make it crisp and snappy in the finish. the grain is delicate here, light bodied and clean. the yeast is almost flavorless, which makes it a little less traditional in my opinion, but also makes it absurdly drinkable, no limit to how many of these i can put back on a hot day. very dry, fast finishing, and refreshing. nobody talks much about their beers, but this one deserves more credit than it seems to get. flavorful but crushable, a nice boat or bbq beer, mighty affordable too!

Jun 10, 2018
3.85 by ccozzi from Colorado on Aug 26, 2017
4.13 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Jun 19, 2017
4.31 by deereless from Colorado on May 13, 2017
3.94 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on Apr 22, 2017
3.65 by erk0607 from Colorado on Dec 04, 2016
3.81 by jaydoc from Kansas on Oct 11, 2016
3.59 by crobinso from Colorado on Aug 07, 2016
4.04 by Nctide from Indiana on Aug 06, 2016
3.9 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2016
4.14 by tiitomireles from Texas on May 11, 2016
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4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Todd from California

Soft, Bready, Herbal, Clean

Love the clarity on this beer. Brilliant pale yellow with a fluffy, foamy white lace. Herbal, soft breadiness, grainy sweet, but not too sweet, some zest and rind in a mild bitterness with floral notes. Creamy mouthfeel. A clean, bready finish ends with a dry, herbal linger. Artfully balanced, insanely crushable and now in cans, which by the way, have great texture for gripping. Howdy Beer is a damn fine American Pils. Embrace lagers, friends. We need more like this.

As reviewed in BeerAdvocate magazine #109 (February 2016).


Previous review from Aug 30, 2014. Rated it a 4.

Had this ontap at Lucky Pie Lodo last night. Clarity on this beer is truly awesome. Pale gold, creamy white foam head. Ultra clean, light, bready malts, foral bitterness. Balanced. A damn fine lager.

Mar 01, 2016
3.49 by Mebuzzard from Colorado on Feb 28, 2016
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4.13/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CO-Bloom from Colorado

I may be suffering from reverse sticker shock (picked this up on sale for $4.50!) But this was a pleasant suprise . Everything I want from a pilsner. Delicate sweat bready malt, delightful graininess with some grassy, herbal and peppery hops. Has a great amount of bitterness (american esque) which keeps thing interesting and crisp. Also loving where it's ABV landed and the flavor packed into such a "small" beer is a real accomplishment. If you like SN Nooner you will likely enjoy this pale Pils!


Jan 25, 2016
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4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beergoot from Colorado

Classic German pilsner look in the glass: pale, straw yellow body, fluffy, lasting, white head. Mild grain aroma with an herbal, grassy component. Gentle biscuit-like malt flavor with a deftly bold hop bitterness. Medium body; crisp, clean; dry finish.

This beer presents a solid representation of the pilsner style. Well-balanced with plenty of depth and complexity makes for a delicious and easy drinking brew.

Sep 24, 2015
4.04 by tylerstravis from Colorado on May 09, 2015
4.4 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Oct 12, 2014
4.4 by afsdan from Colorado on Oct 11, 2014
Howdy Beer from The Post Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 31 ratings