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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.
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!
WHAT COMES IN YOUR MKRKIT
Select from one of our 15 delicious MKRKITs (and growing) for a pre-made recipe that creates a craft brewery quality beer every time or use your own ingredients! The DIY section of our app allows you to buy individual ingredients to create your very own recipe. Also feel free to customize our MKRKITs, try adding some chocolate to your Chubby Stout or whatever you can imagine! That's the beauty of BEERMKR, anything is possible.
We source all our grains from the same growers and suppliers as major craft breweries and home brewers alike. We pack the grains into pre-portion bags so you can just dump them in. We use a combination of raw hops and SteamHops, which are hops that have been pre-"boiled" to match the flavor profile of 15/30/60 min boils without actually boiling. Choose from our selection of yeast packets, or source and add your own. You can control the fermentation schedule to match your strain.