As the warm months approach, we find ourselves looking for lighter bodied, crisp, low alcohol beers to keep us covered at spring / early summer parties. A perfect beer to suit is a Kolsch (style) – a wonderful beer that walks the line between a pilsner and a golden ale. Kolsch is about subtleness; a balancing act comprised of a very simple malt bill and noble hops. What makes a Kolsch unique is the cold conditioning (lagering) it undergoes after primary fermentation is finished. This allows the beer to develop the clean, crisp characteristics of a lager while maintaining the slightly fruity notes of an ale. This episode we take a look at 3 examples including Reissdorf Kolsch (Cologne, Germany), Steven’s Point 3 Kings Ale (Steven’s Point, Wisconsin) and a beer from our hometown…Flying Bison Buffalo Kolsch 716 (Buffalo, New York). Hope you enjoy the show just as much as we enjoyed making it. Cheers! Stay Cool!