Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kolsch Takes the Cake at Indiana Brewer's Cup


For the second year in a row, Schlafly's Kölsch has beer awarded first place in the Light Hybrid category in the Indiana Brewer's Cup.

The competition has been going on for several years now as part of the Indiana State Fair. The contest has two tiers, one for home brewers and one for professional breweries. Keep an eye out for photos.

The Schlafly Kölsch has been a proud member of our lineup for many years. We have been brewing it with a traditional German Kölsch yeast at temperatures lower than normal ale temperatures to allow it to develop the unique, crisp and clean flavor that typifies a Kölsch. Once you've tried the National Beer of Cologne (the German city where the style originated) you'll recognize it as an ale apart.

Originally distributed as the seasonal Summer Kölsch, we are now happy to provide Kölsch year-round. The response we have received from our customers led us to bring it on full-time. Not to mention, Kölsch is a beer that is always in season. Refreshing when it's hot and satisfying when it's cold.

While the brewers back in Cologne may dispute hanging the "hybrid" label on their beloved Kölsch, there just aren't that many Kölsch beers being submitted to the Cup, although the overall interest is growing. That said, Kölsch shares the category with Blond Ale, Cream Ale and American Wheat or Rye Beer, a potentially crowded field.

5 comments:

michael Reinhardt said...

Carrie from Kahn's...now working for Upland, shared this with me earlier this year. It is a very nice and well priced beer.

Jason266 said...

Congrats on the gold! I know that we at HoosierBeerGeek.com enjoy your stuff!

Schlafly Beer said...

Jason. Thanks for the kind words. We love to hear from our friends in Indiana and we are excited that people are enjoying Schlafly.

One of our brewers hails from northern Indiana, so maybe there's a touch of Indiana influence.

Schlafly Beer said...

Michael,

Thanks for the comment. We are dedicated to making quality beer at a good price.

We do happen to check out your blog from time to time and we appreciate the feedback from your reviews.

They say its bad to look at the reviews in the movie and theater business, but in this business it only benefits our education to get feedback. Everyone's pallet is different and each taste can tell us something new.

Anonymous said...

Originally distributed as the seasonal Summer Kölsch, we are now happy to provide Kölsch year-round. The response we have received from our customers led us to bring it on full-time. softmod Wii | how to softmod Wii

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