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.
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
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.
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.
4.9% ABV, 10 IBUs
Image: Dogfish Head
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.
Hops: Saphir, Saaz
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-round
4.6% ABV, 18 IBUs
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.
Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Centennial
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: Week of January 8th
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.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft (Current)
Debut (Cans): September, 2016
More to follow… Image: River Rat Brewery
Rogue Honey Kolsch
Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch is coming to cans this month. The Indianapolis, Indiana brewery unique spin on the German style is a summer favorite.
The brewery’s can line is about 2 years old; having already canned Upside Down Blonde, Half Cycle IPA and Hinchtown Hammerdown.
Flat12’s summer seasonal begins with lager qualities owed to pilsner malt and cold fermentation. It pours a deep gold color with smooth drinkability and a super-refreshing finish from an infusion of cucumber. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a hot summer day. You’ll stay cool as a cucumber with this Kölsch.
The big question… do cucumber and kolsch go well together? We’d like to think so. The Beer Street Journal team spent the July 4th weekend killing a six pack. The kolsch style isn’t the easiest style to brew and Flat12 has done a tasty job. The cucumber flavor just adds to the refreshment, making this beer even more summer-y.
Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch is now available in the taproom and distribution.
Pinko Russian Imperial Stout will follow in late summer, Flat Jack Pumpkin Ale in August, and a new fall seasonal in September.
5.2% ABV, 28 IBUs