May 22, 2017

Kölsch

First only brewed in Köln, Germany, now many American brewpubs and a hand full of breweries have created their own version of this obscure style. Light to medium in body with a very pale color, hop bitterness is medium to slightly assertive. A somewhat vinous (grape-y from malts) and dry flavor make up the rest.

Tire Bite Golden Ale

D- / 1.2
Tire Bite Golden Ale

The young pup of the pack… Tire Bite Golden Ale is a refreshing, light, warm weather slammer with a flavorful hop edge. Brewed using exclusive imported German hops, this beer draws craft beer drinkers back from the “dark” side of the cooler.

Plato: 11.5
Specialty Malts: Malted White Wheat, Munich
Hops: German Perle, Hallertau

Alaskan Summer Ale

C / 2.5
Alaskan Summer Kölsch-Style Ale

Based on the traditional style of Kölsch beer brewed in Cologne, Germany. Brewed in their original brewhouse in 1997, this beer is part of their Rough Draft series and has met success with each limited edition release. The enthusiastic reception led the Brew Crew to bring it to the West Coast as a summer seasonal. A gold medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup and silver at the 2008 Great American Beer Festival have Alaskan Summer Ale fans wishing it was available in every season.

Ingredients: Alaskan Summer Ale is made from glacier-fed water and a generous blend of European and Pacific Northwest hop varieties and premium two-row and specialty malts. The water originates in the 1,500 square-mile Juneau Ice Field and from the more than 90 inches of rainfall Juneau receives each year.