The laws protecting the brewing of kolsch are as strict as the German Purity Law of 1516. Kolsch beer can only be brewed within the city of Cologne. As the best-known kolsch brewery, Gaffel's flavor is derived from an ale yeast that is "lagered" (or aged) in cold cellars...
Kettle Hops: Mosaic, Crystal
Dry Hops: Mosaic, Crystal
This light golden beauty blends Mosaic and Crystal hops harmoniously. Musky citrus, pine, and floral bouquet. Light malt base with balancing herbaceous bitterness on the finish.
Hops: DE Huell Melon
Dry Bean Coffee: Cafe Buunni Yirgacheffe Lt. Roast
This reciprocating recipe blends the best brews on the planet in a most unfamiliar way. A cold-steeped, kettle-soured union that is bright, and funky, with a puckering acidity...
A Belgian golden ale. On the nose it is lightly hoppy and yeastily spicy, with faint caramelly malt notes and a touch of citrusy and estery fruit. The head tastes extremely bitter, as is often the case with this style. Surprisingly fruity, but with a strong hoppy bitterness...
Standing 12 ft. tall at the center of the brew deck is our HopBack vessel; here, whole flower hops swirl in hot wort coaxing hop oil into aromas of grapefruit pith and pinesap. This bright hop nose is counterbalanced with malt tones of toffee and caramel.