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Made famous by the brewpubs of Cologne in Western Germany, Kolsch is something of a hybrid style combining the crisp dryness of a lager with the fruity aroma of an ale.
Brewed in a Pacific-Northwest style. Its sweet malty taste is balanced with a generous helping of Cascade hops.
Old time brewers in Germany made a malty high gravity beer in March (Maerzen) they consumed in a fall ceremony. A royal betrothal in 1810 gave justification to the 2 week long celebration known as Oktoberfest.
English brewers upped the malt, hops, and alcohol so the beer could survive the long journey to Russia. This gave rise to Baltic (Russian or Imperial) Porter, whose robust flavor is still popular today.
Bengal Gold IPA
The hefty alcohol content and generous hopping rate once needed to keep beer fresh on the long voyage to India gave rise to this style.
Say go-zeh. This unusual style of German
wheat beer from the area near Leipzig
deserves to be better known. Cousin to
hefeweizen, it is finished with coriander
and salt, with a slight acidic tang.
This traditional British-style ale is the IPA's easy-drinking little brother. Ahtanum hops give it a soft, citrusy flavor.