I may have said this more than once over the past couple of weeks, but I’ve been on a big Kolsch kick recently.
I hadn’t really seen the style all that much, especially when I was starting off beer blogging. If you wanted something light and crisp, you either went for a Pilsner and had to settle for whatever hops they decided to throw in, or you went for a blond ale and sort of hoped that the brewer was gentle.
But now the kolsch is starting to become quite numerous and readily available. And that means in packages as well as on draft. One of the common variances you can find in South Florida is the Kapitan’s Kolsch (Kolsch, 4.8% ABV, 20 IBU) from Biscayne Bay Brewing.
It’s one of their year-round standards and available in bottles at the present time. As a kolsch, it’s right down the line. It’s a little less citrusy than it is malty, bringing in a solid light bread and touch of biscuit quality to the flavor. What little hops there are tend to be very restrained and more on the side of giving it an ever-so-delicate citrus quality.
Everything else about the beer is meant to be endlessly drinkable on a Florida summer day, all 11.5 months of summer that exist here. And it’s easy to find, thanks to Biscayne Bay’s extensive reach in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
You may be able to find other kolsch beers by you, but hey, it’s worth it to take a drive and grab another variety. Trust me, this is something you’ll be drinking a lot more of.
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