Topic Archives: Kolsch

Posted in Madtree Brewing Co., New Releases

MadTree Dreamsicle has finally been canned, no longer a joke

Madtree Dreamcicle

From April Fool’s joke to real release, MadTree Dreamsicle is debuting in cans.

MadTree Dreamsicle has been a tap room offering for years. A light kolsch is infused with orange and vanilla flavors, creating an orange “creamsicle” flavor. Incidentally, Dreamsicle is a taproom best seller.

In 2016 the brewery released a rendering of the can as an April Fool’s joke. The artwork featured an octopus holding an ice cream cone in its tentacle. As MadTree puts it – “the fans went nuts”. When the rendering was revealed as a joke, fans weren’t laughing.

We thought it would be a funny April Fool’s Day prank to act like we were going to can it, so I came up with what I thought was a ridiculous octopus eating an ice cream cone design. The response was a bit overwhelming, to say the least, so we decided to roll with the now famous octopus. – Nicki Logsdon, MadTree graphic designer.

After hundreds of social media messages, phone calls, and even an online petition, the brewery knew Dreamsicle had to be canned. That day has come.

MadTree Dreamsicle debuts in the Cincinnati, Ohio taproom on August 31st. Limited distribution to follow.

Style: Kolsch (w/ Orange. Vanilla.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): 8/31/17

?? ABV

Image: MadTree Brewing

Posted in Left Hand Brewing, New Releases

Left Hand Travelin’ Light Kolsch launches year round

Left Hand Travelin' Light Kolsch

Left Hand Travelin’ Light Kolsch debuts this month, part of the brewery’s year-round can lineup.

Designed with warmer weather in mind (or for us, repeated day drinking), Travelin’ Light features Willamette and Mt. Hood hops, and is touted as crisp and refreshing.

Look for 12 ounce cans of Left Hand Travelin’ Light to start hitting shelves across the brewery’s entire distribution network starting this month.

Style: Kolsch
Hops: Willamette, Mt. Hood
Malts: 2-Row, Vienna, Acidulated

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: March, 2017

4.8% ABV, 22 IBUs

Image: Left Hand Brewing 

Posted in Dogfish Head, Don't Miss This

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale marks the brewery’s 3rd can

Dogfish SeaQuench Ale cans

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale debuts today, marking the brewery’s third canned beer.

This tart ale is actually three different styles of beer that come together in one union. SeaQuench starts as a traditional kolsch, a salt-forward gose that is brewed with black limes and sea salt, and a Berliner Weisse brewed with lime juice and peel. The three beers were blended together during fermentation, resulting in a mixed, session sour ale.

Recently, Dogfish Head has started transitioning to 12 ounce cans; releasing 60 Minute IPA and Flesh & Blood IPA.

Three styles blissfully brewed in sequence for a citrusy-tart union, our hybrid sour quencher is brewed with lime peel, black limes, and sea salt.

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale is brewed in collaboration with the National Aquarium. Dogfish Head has already started various conservation efforts to help preserve local Chesapeake Bay.

As of January 30th, Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale will be available in 12 ounce cans and draft at the brewery. Distribution to follow soon.

Style: Gose (w/ Lime Peel, Black Limes, Sea Salt)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Seasonal.
Debut (Cans): 1/30/17

4.9% ABV, 10 IBUs

Image: Dogfish Head

Posted in Boulevard Brewing, New Releases

New year-round can: Boulevard American Kolsch

Boulevard American Kolsch

Debuting this week in Kansas City, Missouri is a new year-round beer, Boulevard American Kolsch.

Avid fans of the brewery have seen this beer once before, part of the Tasting Room Series a short while ago. Boulevards states folks became obsessed with it, wanting it to be brewed again.

Boulevard American Kolsch is inspired by the traditional German style, brewed with European pilsner malt, pale malt and a touch of malted wheat. The hop bill includes Saphir and Saaz hops.

Pouring golden in color, the aroma is of bready malt punctuated by a slightly minty hop character. With a light to medium mouthfeel, American Kolsch delivers a honey-like malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp, clean finish with a touch of lingering herbal/citrusy hop flavor.

Boulevard American Kolsch debuts on draft on January 30th, and in 12 ounce cans the following day.

Style: Kolsch
Hops: Saphir, Saaz

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round
Debut: 1/31/17

4.6% ABV, 18 IBUs

Posted in Burial Beer Co, New Releases

Burial Beer Billows Kolsch is up next in cans

Burial Beer Billows

Burial Beer Billows Kolsch is the next canned offering by the Asheville, North Carolina based brewery.

Creation of this German style features the stylistically important pilsner malt, plus flaked wheat. A finishing flourish by Burial -Mandarina Bavaria and Centennial dry-hop.

Burial Beer Billows Kolsch will be available in 12 ounce cans at the brewery starting Friday, January 6th. For you glassware addicts out there, Burial has created special Billows Kolsch glasses as well.

Style: Kolsch
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Centennial
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: Week of January 8th

4.9% ABV

Posted in Coming Soon, River Rat Brewery

River Rat Brewery releases cans in September

Columbia, South Carolina’s River Rat Brewery will debut cans in September. Among the first releases will be American Kolsch Story, already available in bottles.

Above, the brewery teased a little bit of the can artwork. (It’s not much. Yet.) The re-branded bottle art can be seen below.

This ColaTown Kölsch-Style Ale is great on a hot summer day. Get up, go mow the lawn, and then relax with a River Rat Kölsch-Style Ale.

The first can releases will be 12 ounce package size.

Style: Kolsch
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft (Current)
Debut (Cans): September, 2016

5% ABV

More to follow… Image: River Rat Brewery 

River Rat American Kolsch Story 2016

Posted in New Beers, Rogue Brewing

Rogue Honey Kolsch

Rogue Honey Kolsch bottle

Rogue Honey Kolsch