Great South Bay Brewery Kölsch Bottle Release, Description (04/26)


Great South Bay Brewery
2309 Union Boulevard
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 392 – 8472

Great South Bay Brewery bottle-releases Kölsch, the eighth beer from the Bay Shore-based brewery’s Tasting Room Exclusive Brew Series, on April 26 (3:00PM).

According to Phil Ebel, director of sales and operations, “about 175bottles were produced.”

Description of Kölsch:

Traditionally brewed in Cologne, Germany, this style of beer has taken on many different names over the years. Most Americans have had a beer or two that they never even knew was a Kölsch style ale. Craft Brewers have been brewing styles such as Summer Ale or Golden Ale using this style as their guide for years. This brew starts with an all German Pilsner Malt base with the addition of Hallertau Mittelfruh hops. We then ferment this beer at ale temperature and then condition it at lagering temperature to bring through a clean crisp taste that is reminiscent of lighter lagers, but with elements you’d expect to find in an ale.

Having the opportunity to share our passion of brewing different styles and sharing them with the public is what makes what we do an honor and a privilege. Now lets raise our glasses and say it together…PROST!

Style: Kölsch German Style Ale
Color: 2.2 SRM
Alcohol by Volume: 4.70%
Bitterness: 24 IBU
Grains: German Pilsner Malt
Hops: Hallertau Mittelfruh

Kölsch is Great South Bay Brewery’s fifth bottle production. Wheatamelon Watermelon Wheat, a 4.50% ABV wheat ale brewed with watermelon, was released on April 19.

Tasting Room Exclusive Brew Series

Goofy Foot Milk Stout :: February 02
Snozberry Stout :: February 09
Chipotle Porter :: March 01
Sandpiper Irish Ale :: March 08
Bier Mussels Belgian IPA :: March 15
Robert Moses Blood Orange Pale Ale :: April 05
Wheatamelon Watermelon Wheat :: April 19
Kölsch :: April 26

niko krommydas

Niko Krommydas has written for Tasting Table, BeerAdvocate, Munchies, and First We Feast. He is editor of Craft Beer New York, an app for the iPhone, and a columnist for Yankee Brew News. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.