There’s a new Helles lager recipe in town! Pillars Helles is now even better than ever! 


At Pillars we're constantly looking to evolve and develop our beers. Throughout 2022 we released a series of Helles brews, named the Helles Series, to trial hop and malt combinations with a more traditionally Bavarian profile. Our brew team planned each recipe with the aim of creating the most tasty, authentic Helles in the UK.



The creation of New Helles was a pretty cool journey involving 6 lager malts, 8 German hop varieties, four trial recipes, brewing prowess and community participation. We teamed up with a number of our trusted trade partners, who served each of the 4 Helles versions in their venues and provided valuable feedback. Versions 2 and 4 received the most favourable feedback which informed the creation of version 5- the final Helles lager recipe. 


The result?

Our talented brew team have developed a more malt-forward Helles, with an unmistakably Bavarian hop profile. A blend of Hallertauer Tradition, Tettnanger and Mittelfruh hops delivers a herbal, earthy character with citrus notes. The malt character is bready, honey and slightly grainy, which is more prominent due to the subtle hop bitterness. The result is a full-bodied, refreshing Helles with maximum drinkability!

Want to try it? You can order New Helles online now. It also available on tap in both our Walthamstow taproom and The Untraditional Pub at CRATE St James Street, along with other venues across London.