You hear “Cologne” and you think “Kölsch. Also known as Braustelle Helios, this week’s Thursday Tap™ is a keg version of Freigeist Ottekolong, an unfiltered kölsch, fermented with brettanomyces from Gasthaus-Brauerei Braustell. Peter Esser and Sebastian Sauer, the brewers at Braustelle, don’t always brew according to the Reinheitsgebot. As a result, their special Freigeist Bierkultur line of brews (“freigeist” means “free thinking”) run the gamut from smoky to sour to malty to floral.
At only 4.8% this refreshing (and rare) brew is perfect for the dog days of summer.