Where do you live? Kolsch is a pretty obscure style unfortunately so they're few and far between. Alaskan's summer beer is a kolsch, cant think of another off the top of my head.
I was overwhelmed with Kolsch on my last trip to NC. Classic styles and summer beers were going strong there. Big Boss Angry Angel, French Broad Gateway Kolsch, and Mother Earth Endless River were notable stand-outs.
I already had this discussion with shadowane on twitter, but I waited 3.5 hours in line at Alesmith for ONE bottle of BA Speedway. BA Decadance ran out three people in front of me
I had both on tap. Decadence smelled so incredibly amazing. All bourbon and oak. Taste was of bourbon, and the sour was very very slight. So good.
BA Speedway was sort of disappointing. Smelled like regular Speedway (heavy on coffee) and tasted real hot. I couldnt get any bourbon out of it.
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Ya, that line was crazy. I sorta figured it would be, what with the NHC going on and all and so I got there at 6:15. Ended up getting the full allotment - but I do wish I could have convinced my roommate to come along so get another bottle of Decadence. No way I was getting him up that early though.
The special releases are definitely becoming more of a big thing. I suspect more places will move to a lottery style method. Pretty sure that's what Stone's going to do with it's upcoming barrel release.
About to ship out a new box today to a friend of mind. Pretty massive box so hopefully I didn't go overboard. I have trouble controlling myself when buying beer for others though.
Captain Lawrence Rosse E Marrone
Voodoo Trapped Under Eisbock
Voodoo Big Black Voodoo Daddy
Troegs Flying Mouflan
Russian River Supplication
Russian River Sanctification
Cigar City Either
Cigar City Or
The Brewworks Hopsolutely
Getting at least:
Dark Lord 2011
Dark Lord 2010
Flossmoor Station BA Hi-Fi Rye
Goose Island BCS 2008
Not sure on some other stuff at this point but maybe some Three Floyds.
Three Floyds Dark Lord 2010
Three Floyds Dark Lord 2011
Three Floyds Amon Amarth-Ragnarok
Three Floyds Apocalypse Cow
New Glarus Raspberry Tart
Goose Island Pepe Nero
Goose Island 2008 Bourbon County Brand Stout
New Holland Dragon's Milk
Flossmoor Station BA Hi-Fi Rye.
This weekend we visited the Smuttynose brewery in Portsmouth, NH. Good tour, they give samples before the tour starts, in case you're thirsty when you arrive, and more samples at the end! Picked up two of their Big Beer series to try out, the S'muttonator dopplebock and the Wheat Wine Ale. Their brewery is filled with funny stuff like: