Source of Styles #12: Kölsch

Welcome to the twelth in our series of “Source of Styles”, with this focus being on Kölsch beers – perhaps the best thing that the city of Köln (Cologne), in Germany, has given to the world of beer drinkers. This one was voted for by our Patreons, so if you want to help choose the next few “Source of Styles” …

TDM 1874 Leitungswasser Kölsch by TDM 1874 Brewery

TDM 1874 Leitungswasser Kölsch・TDM 1874 ライトゥングスヴァッサー ケルシュ

TDM 1874 Leitungswasser Kölsch is a 5% kölsch from TDM 1874 Brewery, based in Tokaichiba, in Kanagawa, Japan. TDM 1874 Leitungswasser Kölsch is part of their summer lineup and can be found in cans and also on tap. TDM 1874 Leitungswasser Kölsch was first released in 2017, and its popularity meant it came back again in the summer of 2019.  …

Hida Kolsch by Hida Ji-Beer

Hida Kolsch 飛騨ケルシュ

Hida Kolsch is 5% kolsch beer from Hida Ji-Beer, based in Hidatakayama, in Gifu, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of beers and can be found in bottles only – we’ve yet to see it outside of the area on draft. It’s brewed using imported German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops and is brewed to a traditional Koln …

Dogo Kolsch by Dogo Beer

Dogo Kolsch道後ビール ケルシュ

Dogo Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Dogo Beer, based in Ehime, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range and can be found in both bottles and on tap across Japan. And that’s all I could find out about it. Dogo Kolsch Aroma and Taste Dogo Kolsch poured out a biscuit amber colour with a thin layer …

Baeren Colonia by Baeren

Baeren Colonia

Baeren Colonia is a 5% kölsch from Baeren, based in Iwate, Japan. It’s part of their annual limited edition release to celebrate the anniversary of their brewery, with this 2016 edition being the 13th Anniversary of their brewery. At the time of writing, Baeren Colonia can be found in bottles and on tap, though as it’s a limited edition, it is …

Locobeer Kaori no Nama by Locobeer

Locobeer Kaori no nama ロコビア香りの生

Locobeer Kaori no Nama is a 5% kölsch style beer from Locobeer, based in Chiba, Japan. It’s part of their all-year round range of craft beer and can be found in both bottles and on tap. It’s brewed to a traditional German recipe and Locobeer uses imported noble hops – though which ones is unknown at the time of writing. …

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Hakodate Kolsch by Hakodate Beer

Hakodate Kolsch

Hakodate Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Hakodate Beer, based in Hakodate, Hokkaido. It’s based on a traditional receipe from Cologne, Germany and it is part of their all-year round range of craft beers and can be found in both bottles and on draft. Moreover, Hakodate Kolsch is also known as Kita no Yakei, or The Northern Night View …

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch by Ginga Kogen Beer

Ginga Kogen Kolsch

Ginga Kogen Soyokaze Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Ginga Kogen Beer, based in Iwate. It was once part of their summer range a few years back and reemerged in the June 2016, in both canned and draft form. It’s brewed to a traditional Cologne style recipe though besides that, not much else is know about this beer. Ginga Kogen …

Kure Kolsch by Kure Beer

Kure Kolsch 呉ケルシュ

Kure Kolsch is a 5% kölsch style beer from Kure Beer, based in Hiroshima, and is part of their all-year round range of beer. It’s brewed with wheat in the mash and Kure Beer have deemed this beer to be popular with female customers. Kure Kolsch is a multiple award-winning beer and at the time of writing, it most recently won gold …

Nihede Soft Type by Nanto Brewery

Nihede Soft Type is a kölsch style beer from Nanto Brewery, which explains the soft type nomenclature it has been given. It is also a 5% bottle conditioned beer with the yeast kept in during the bottling process so the flavours may change as time goes on. We’ve seen Nihede Soft Type on draught in local Okinawan bars and at a …