Beer Style: Kolsch and Altbier

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Horst’s Kölsch

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Kölsch (5 gallon/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.045 FG = 1.008 IBU = 27 SRM = 3 ABV = 4.7% Ingredients 8 lbs. (3.6 kg) Weyermann Extra Pale Pilsner (or similar continental

Cowboy Alt

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Jamil Zainasheff provides a classic Düsseldorf altbier recipe for readers here. You can find the full Style Profile column in the articles section to delve deeper into this style.

Red X Altbier

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There is a yearly Chicago Homebrew Club Competition sponsored by Bell's Brewing called Hoptacular and this took second place in 2013, but still a C.H.A.O.S. club favorite and re-brewed several times. We have done lightly rested Bourbon Barrel versions as well.

Milwaukee Brewing Co.’s Louie’s Demise Ale: Replicator

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Dear Replicator, My neighbor and brewing buddy, David Toomes, was visiting relatives in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin a couple of months ago. He texted me to say he had found a beer he just

Milwaukee Brewing Co.’s Louie’s Demise Ale clone

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A traditional German altbier. Owner Jim McCabe’s goal was to have a malt-forward, but well-balanced beer with complex flavors. The blend of Munich, honey, and caramel malts accomplishes this nicely and add earthy and caramel notes.


Thunder Island Brewing Company: Vitamin K Kölsch

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This light yellow German-style ale is no longer brewed by Thunder Island, but you can brew it at home for a fresh, crisp brew for the summer.

Rogue Ales: Honey Kölsch clone

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Rogue’s Honey Kölsch is a big time, award-winning honey beer (2016 & 2015 Honey Beer Competition – Gold & Best in Show, 2015 World Beer Championships – Gold, etc.) that represents a true labor of love. As the name suggests, Honey Kölsch benefits from the 100+ colonies of honey bees raised in Rogue Farms own apiary. In addition to the “Rogue Hopyard Honey” and “Rogue Wildflower Honey” used, the recipe also draws upon other ingredients grown on Rogue premises.


Goose Island’s Summertime Kölsch clone

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According to Goose Island's website, "With a light fruity aroma and a bright, crisp finish, Goose Island Summertime Kölsch is the perfect summer session ale. A Kölsch beer brewed in the traditional German fashion, you’ll find yourself enjoying and savoring each sip of Summertime as much as your do those hot summer days and cool summer nights."

Flying Dog Brewery Tire Bite Golden Ale clone

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This golden-straw colored ale is a German-style Kölsch that is light, grassy, and refreshing. Perfect for summer.

Long Trail Brewing Co.’s Double Bag Alt clone

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A German Sticke Alt. Long Trail Brewing Co. describes this beer on it’s website, “This double altbier features a distinct malt presence balanced by a subtle hop backbone that delivers a smooth, complex drinking experience. At 7.2 percent alcohol by volume, this is one brew worth milking.”


Kölsch

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by the numbers OG: 1.044–1.050 (11–12.4 °P) FG: 1.007–1.011 (1.8–2.8 °P) SRM: 3.5–5 IBU: 20–30 ABV: 4.4–5.2% My first time wandering the streets of Cologne was a magical moment. In between dramatic

Kölsch II

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Jamil Zainasheff provides the groundwork to crafting an authentic styled Kölsch beer. He provides two recipe options, here is the second option.

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