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Schutzenfest Kolsch Release Party
July 8, 2017 @ 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. partnered with the Kolping Cincinnati to produce a new beer in honor of the 150th anniversary of Schützenfest: Schützenfest Kölsch Ale.
Schützenfest is held to remember a skilled marksman who defended a young child and village from an eagle attack. It has been celebrated in Cincinnati since 1866.
“It’s a great honor to be part of such a traditional Germanic festival — especially one that has been here for 150 years,” brewery Vice President of Brewing Eric Baumann said in a prepared statement. “We want this to be an approachable beer for everybody, and for it to be something more unique than your traditional German lager. Kölsch is one of the oldest, most traditional German ales. You’re going to get a really nice, lager-like ale. We’re going to use a traditional German Kölsch yeast – so we’re actually bringing in a new yeast strain for the beer. This beer is all about letting the yeast and malt shine through so you get a crisp, clean-drinking German ale.”