"What is significant about Kolsch is that it is the most recent iteration of 1,000 years of brewing tradition in Cologne. What is unique to Kolsch is that all of the brewers in Cologne, its suburbs, and adjacent towns have unified to stand behind one style of beer . . . the one beer style on which 22 brewers are betting their futures." --From chapter 1
Eric Warner, one of America's foremost brewers of German beer, unravels the story behind Kolsch and shares tried-and-true recipes and brewing techniques. He also reveals his favorite places in Cologne to experience hearty German fare with an authentic Stange of Kolsch. It has been said that: Kolsch is the only language one can drink (Anon.).
The Classic Beer Style Series is devoted to offering in-depth information on world-class beer styles by exploring their history, flavor profiles, brewing methods, recipes, and ingredients.
Eric Warner co-founded Tabernash Brewing Company, a microbrewery specializing in Germany-style beers, including his award-winning Kolsch. Today he is vice president of operations at Broadway Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado.