Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, Missouri) has officially added American Kölsch to the brewery’s lineup of Year-Round beers.
When the brewery decided it was time to produce a new Year-Round brew, Boulevard Brewing Company found inspiration in the Kölsch – “the traditional German ale from the city of Cologne (or Köln).” For their take on the style, American Kölsch has a bready malt foundation (European Pilsner & Malted Wheat) that “is punctuated by subtle notes of spice and mint from Saaz and Saphir hops.” Weighing in at a sessionable 4.6% ABV, this refreshing golden ale “delivers a honeyed malt sweetness that gives way to a crisp, clean finish and a touch of lingering hop flavor.”
“In a craft beer world bursting with bold, intense, high alcohol offerings, sometimes you just want an approachable, comforting, easy-drinking beer,” said Boulevard brewmaster Steven Pauwels. “We tested American Kolsch last summer in our new Beer Hall. Based on the reviews, we’re confident it will become a new staple.”
Boulevard Brewing will officially begin the launch of American Kölsch in the Kansas City area on January 30 (click here to see those events). Shortly after the hometown launch, this new Year-Round offering will then be distributed in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft to craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout the entirety of Boulevard’s 37-state region. This just might become your new daily drinker or lawnmower beer, so be sure to give American Kölsch a try once it hits your area. Prost!
Vital Information for American Kölsch from Boulevard Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round, launches late January/early February 2017
Style – Kölsch
ABV – 4.6%
Malts – Pilsner & Wheat
Hops – Saaz & Saphir
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://boulevard.com/beers/beer-finder/