It takes me a few minutes to figure out how to say the name of this beer.
So the Caloosahatchee (Kal-OO-sa-ha-tchee) River starts pretty close to Lake Okeechobee (Florida: the land of long names), and flows just a bit southeast past Ft. Myers on its way to the Gulf of Mexico. It’s this river that Fort Myers Brewing, and their owners Rob Whyte and Jennifer Gratz, used as inspiration for their Caloosahatchee Kolsch.
Just look at that pale golden color. It’s incredibly bright and crisp, with tart fruity flavors what are pretty near reminiscent of a good cider. But it’s still a heavily-beery beer, with a maltiness and a slight bite of hops that is still crisp, flavorful, and easily one of the most refreshing beers I’ve been able to try in a long time.
It looks like distribution is doing pretty well for Fort Myers Brewing, if a keg of Caloosa made it over to South Broward. Good for them; I’ll be keeping an eye out for their beers a lot in the near future.
Drink Florida Craft,
Chris & Dave