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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
Madtree Joon is available once again. A barrel-aged spin on the kolsch style.
Not a lot of barrel-aged kolsch beers exist, making Madtree Joon pretty unique. The the base beer features Pacifica and Cascade hops, aged in Watershed Bourbon Barrel Gin Barrels.
Did that barrel seem weird to you? Columbus, Ohio’s Watershed Distillery selected bourbon barrels to age their Four Peel Gin. Madtree snagged those used barrels for Joon.
This is our second beer we’ve had from the the brewery’s Funk Series. (See Sherry Cherry Raspberry.) Joon is a very unique sour/wild beer, thanks to the combination of ginger, juniper berries, and those fun barrels. The base beer was a kolsch, which really is a ghost of it’s former self. It’s a whole new party now. The beer picked up not only the gin flavors, but a touch of the bourbon too – honestly, never thought that was possible.
Joon, with its unmistakable citrus and pine characteristics, is the solution for those longing to be amidst the evergreens. Aged in Watershed Bourbon Barrel Gin barrels with juniper berries and ginger, this refreshingly tart beer takes a break from the traditional bourbon barrel beers, lifting it to another level. As the days grow long and your spirit yearns for adventure, take the time to drink in your surroundings.
Madtree Joon available starting this June (redundancy noted), in 16.9 ounce bottles. Part of Madtree’s Funk Series.
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Return: June, 2016
Newburyport Das Kölsch is the Massachusetts based brewery’s fifth year-round beer.
This newbie was invented during the brewery’s month innovation brew days. Over time it became a staff favorite, and was destined for the big show. (Aka, full production.)
newer It was released as a ‘1635 Series’ small batch beer and entered into several regional beer competitions where it won a gold and a bronze medal,” said co-founder, Chris Webb.
Newburyport Das Kölsch is now available in 12 ounce cans and draft, where the brewery’s beer are currently sold.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Release: Mid-April, 2016
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