Founders Spectra Trifecta will join the brewery’s ArtPrize Series this fall. ArtPrize is the largest art competition in the world that is held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Founders Spectra Trifecta follows previous releases – Mosaic Promise, and Inspired Artist Black IPA.
Brewed in the traditional kolsch style, which requires fermenting ale yeast at a colder temperature and give she beer a clean finish without fruity yeast esters. This bright, golden beer is brewed with a trifecta of natural ingredients: earthy, floral and slightly sweet chamomile; a touch of citrusy lemongrass; and a hint of spicy fresh ginger.
Founders Spectra Trifecta will be available in 12 ounce bottles. This is a not a full market release. This year’s competition runs Sept. 23 – Oct. 11th.
The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Distribution: Michigan, Wisconsin, greater New York City and greater Chicago
Arrival: September, 2015
5.9% ABV, 20 IBUs
Previous releases (click gallery below)
Burnside Sunsplash Kolsch joins the Portland, Oregon brewery’s lineup on July 1st. Burnside has already released another kolsch rendition, Lime Kolsch. This release is Jamaican inspired.
Burnside Sunsplash Kolsch features hibiscus, orange zest and thai ginger.
Those attending the release at the pub on July 1st get a chance to win Ziggy Marley tickets for August 8th.
Victory Kuhl Kolsch has joined the Downington, Pennsylvania brewery lineup. The German inspired beer can be found in the brewery’s Summer Selections variety pack.
Enliven in your senses with this crisp and delicate brew the traces its stylistic roots back to Koln, Germany. Premium malts and hops from its historic home give it just the right balance of sweet and sharp flavors, in measures perfect to soothe your sizzling summer fun. Weather at the beach or a BBQ, Kuhn Kolsch beckons you to Taste Victory!
Victory Kuln Kolsch will be available in 12oz bottles in the 12 pack. With Kolsch, you’ll find Prima Pils, Summer Love, and Whirlwind Wheat.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Release: Mid June, 2015
Clown Shoes Mango, and American-style kolsch breed with sweet orange peel, and mango, releases this summer. The beer actually appears on the brewery’s release calendar starting in April, but it seems to have not released yet.
Crunkle Sam, tired of being a mere anomaly as a most refreshing summertime Barleywine, targeted a German beer style and bastardized it. He had us brew a traditional Kolsch, but made us add sweet orange peel and all natural mango flavor.
Clown Shoes Mango will be a summer offering in 22oz bottles.
Half Acre Beer Company (Chicago, IL) is in the process of transitioning to their new production facility nearby. A milestone for Half Acre, but unfortunately presents a few legal issues.
Half Acre cans and kegs have been sold at the current Lincoln Avenue location for years. Illinois law states that the beer has to be sold at the same located that it was brewed and packaged. Now the beer is being produced at a different location, Half Acre is suspending can and keg sales at Lincoln Avenue. The brewery states they are working with lawmakers to amend this law in the coming months.
So as not to leave the brewery fans empty handed, the brewery will being offering a series of on-off bombers, available in small supply, only at Lincoln Avenue.
A classic German style caught somewhere between a lager and an ale. This one features some awesome new German hops varieties, Saphir and Melon. Crisp, clean and ready for refreshing on a get ripe kind of day.
First up in the new bomber series is Half Acre Get Right Kolsch, a beer from Half Acre’s archive. More 22oz bottles will be announced in the near future.
Availability: 22oz Bottles. Brewery only
Release: Mid-March, 2015
Sierra Nevada Kolsch, winner of the Great American Beer Festival Gold and Silver, looks to receive a little bottle treatment this year. The light bodied beer has been a draft only offering in the past.
From Cologne to California, Kolsch-style beers are a favorite around the world, prized for their incredible drinkability while maintaining a depth of flavor. As our stamp on the style, this Kolsch-style has a punch of bright, citrusy American whole-cone hops to add West Coast character it is well–traveled ale.
Sierra Nevada Kolsch will be available in 12oz bottles. Look for it in the Sierra Nevada Summer Pack.
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, TX) will begin canning in February.
The brewery is currently installing a new canning line from DFT Packaging USA. The line, expected to be live by mid-February, can do up to 160 cans a minute.
First cans from Saint Arnold will include Fancy Lawnmower Beer (kolsch, 4.9%), and Santo (Black Kolsch, 4.7%).
12oz cans should hit the market late-February to early-March, 2015.
Summer Pils will join the can lineup in April.
Images via Saint Arnold Brewing