Kölsch 45

German-style ale

Kölsch 45 is a unique warm fermented ale, that is aged like most traditional German lagers at a cool temperature. Though light in body and color, its prominent hoppiness and radiant yellow “straw” color set it apart. The sustaining head retains prominent, pleasant aromas which aid in the crisp, refreshing nature of this beer. Hop bitterness is present, but not overwhelming.

  • Kölsch

  • ABV: 6.7%
  • IBU: 22
  • ABW: 0%
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Origin Story

So, Toddly wanted a Kolsch beer, or bier as he would prefer to see it for this style. A few years back, our packaging manager Todd Gyulveszi or Todd Diesel (as he affectionately goes by at the plant), used to travel to Cologne Germany a few times a month for the company he was working at. Kolsch beer originated in Cologne and was a uniquely different style from the more popular beers being brewed in Germany at the time. The primary difference is that it is warm fermented, but aged or lagered like most traditional German styles. Still light in body and color, the clarity of the Kolsch and it's prominent hoppiness is what truly set it apart from the popular Wiess beers that were being consumed. Kolsch really didn't establish itself as the staple beer of the region until the early 1960's when sales began to rise enough to equal those of the other beer styles being sold in the area. Regardless of it's history, Todd enjoyed the beer immensely and would drink it whenever he could while visiting Cologne. Appreciating the style for it's easy drinkable nature, wonderful refreshing ability, and yet uniquely different from other Northern European styles, Todd thought a Kolsch beer would be a excellent fit into the summertime Short's line up. After much begging and pleading he got is wish, and Kolsch 45 was born. Prost!! This one is for you Diesel!

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Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 186
  • Carbs: 15.9

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