Topic Archives: Kolsch

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

Posted in Don't Miss This, Flat 12 Bierwerks, New Releases

Spotlight: Flat12 Cucumber Kolsch

Flat 12 Cucumber Kolsch can

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.

Style: Kolsch (w/ Cucumber)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): June, 2016

5.2% ABV, 28 IBUs