We’re big fans of experimentation here at AtG. We’re also big fans of Nachbar and, more importantly, James Gunnoe. We’ve made some stellar beers together, so when he asked us to do a collabo with Red Cabbage for What the Germantown Fest, we thought ‘Himmelherrgott! That sounds disgus-errr-delicious!’ And thusly, Kraut Bock was born. This beer defies tradition with a base recipe like that of a Kolsch, but stronger and fermented with our South German Lager Yeast. We took this ‘Kolsch-ish Bock’, added a dash of bittering hops, zested lemon and ginger, 50# of red cabbage. We had hoped the result would be a psychedelic fuscia mind-f*ck. Instead we got a gold-tinted pint with strange sweetness and notes of honey and melon, zesty ginger spiciness and a crisp lemony kick. It’s WEEEIRD in a good way. Just like all our favorite collabo babies.
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