New Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado) has officially announced that Passion Fruit Kölsch is hitting shelves and taps now as the latest Limited Release in its Up Next Series.
Meant to be New Belgium’s “take on an American-style fruit beer”, Up Next Passion Fruit Kölsch is a refreshing Kölsch-style Ale brewed with passion fruit juice. “Bright, pale yellow” in color, this brew boasts “invigorating aromas of passion fruit, guava, and tropical punch” and loads of “tropical fruit flavors.” Medium in body and coming in a low 4.3% ABV, Passion Fruit Kölsch “is moderately sweet throughout, weaving in a slightly tart middle before finishing with a flash of bitterness.”
“Passion Fruit Kölsch is a crushable, refreshing fruit-forward beer ready for fun in the sun,” said Cody Reif, New Belgium Research & Development Brewer. “The big challenge was to strike a delicate balance between sweet tropical fruit flavors and traditional beer flavors. We wanted to create a beer still recognizable as a beer, but also with a very evident fruit character that even non-beer drinkers will love.”
Up Next Passion Fruit Kölsch is rolling out now and will be available as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Up Next Passion Fruit Kölsch from New Belgium Brewing
Release – Limited/Up Next Series, late March/early April 2019
Style – Kölsch
ABV – 4.3%
IBUs – 13
Malts – Pale & Pilsner
Hops – Nugget, Azacca & Calypso
Special Ingredients – Passion Fruit Juice
Fun Fact – “The Up Next Series features new flavors rotating quarterly throughout 2019. Future offerings push the boundaries of traditional beer style definitions while giving micro and often regionalized beer trends national exposure. Limited only by the imagination of the brewing team, the Up Next Series intends to blend trending flavors with a hint of seasonality.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/finder/