Westphalia Kölsch

German-style ale

This crisp and refreshing ale, ideally served in a traditional Stange glass, is a new take on an age-old style. We bring the freshness of the Nelson Sauvin hop to this classic beer while balancing notes of white wine grapiness and traditional bitterness.

Season: Summer







Notes of:

White wine, touch of citrus, cracker


Nelson Sauvin

Pairs well with:

Bratwurst, Polish Sausage


Pilsner and Pale Malts

The ale and lager hybrid.

The term Kölsch was first officially used in 1918 to describe the beer that had been brewed by the Sünner brewery since 1906. It was developed from the similar but cloudier variant Wieß (for “white” in the Kölsch dialect). It never became particularly popular in the first half of the twentieth century, when bottom-fermented beers prevailed as in the rest of Germany. Prior to World War II Cologne had more than forty breweries; this number was reduced to two in the devastation and its aftermath.