SQUEAKY KOLSCH

GERMAN KOLSCH

Overview

The Kölsch style originates from Cologne Germany. It is known for its light body comprised almost entirely of Pilsen malt and light use of noble hop varieties. This is a low-ingredient beer that is counter to many of overloaded styles found in neighboring Belgium and the American craft scene. By keeping the malt bill simple, the Kolsch style allows for a delicate yet expressive display of German noble hops.

  • ABV: 5.3%
  • IBU: 32
  • SRM: 3.3

Our Kolsch is 87% Pilsen malt, 9% Vienna malt, and 4% Carapils. This keeps the body very light with a touch of color and a slight taste of fresh bread from the Vienna malt. The Carapils is there for head retention. The hop bitterness comes from a 60-minute addition of Northern Brewer and the flavor and aromatics come from a 20 and a 10 minute addition of Tettnang. Tettnang has a honeysuckle florality that is unobstructed by the light grain bill.

A German ale yeast is used to ferment out this Kolsch that brings a hint of fruit ester and a touch of sulphur when it’s young. The yeast clears nicely after sitting at cold temperatures for a week in the BEERTAP. Grain to glass time is 10 days, and ideal drinking time is one week after that. Prost!