The popularity of Kolsch is exemplified by the fact that while the ABA has judged them in the past, there weren’t enough to require their own category. Now they do. This hybrid beer is essentially an ale brewed at lager temperatures. The pride of Cologne, Germany, its light colour and subtle hoppiness make it a summer/patio favourite. Our winner, Calgary’s The Establishment’s My Best Friend’s Girl stays true to the German roots with noble hops that give it just enough bitterness to stay a cut above standard lagers. Dare we say it’s…Just What I Needed.
David Nuttall

Best In Class

The Establishment Brewing Company – My Best Friend’s Girl        

Alberta, Canada

$16-18 (4-pack cans) CSPC 818449                          

Judges Selection

Big Rock Rhine Stone Cowboy    

Alberta, Canada

$15-17 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 763932

Alley Kat Scona Gold Kolsch

Alberta, Canada

$15-18 (6-pack bottles) CSPC 705220      

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