$34.19 / case(4)
Based on the traditional style of kolsch beer brewed in cologne germany. 5. 3% abv flavor alaskan summer ale balances a softly malted palate with the clean freshness of hops. In the tradition of the style neither overpowers the other. Both hops and malt come together to refresh and renew the palate. The straw-gold color and easy drinkability are an enjoyable way to celebrate summer. Enjoy this kolsch-style beer with delicately flavored foods like fresh wild alaska crab or halibut or try it as an accompaniment to salads. Either way like summer alaskan summer ale won’t last all year – so enjoy it now! History brewed in our original brewhouse in 1997 this beer is part of our rough draft series and has met success with each limited edition release. The enthusiastic reception led the brew crew to bring it to the west coast as a summer seasonal. A gold medal at the 2008 world beer cup and silver at the 2008 great american beer festival have alaskan summer ale fans wishing it was available in every season. The story behind the label summer excursions on alaska waters often include up-close encounters with a host of marine life the most impressive being the killer whale or orca. Male orcas grow to nearly 30 feet in length with dorsal fins reaching upwards of six feet. The gray or white saddle patch found behind an orca’s dorsal fin is a characteristic used to identify individual whales. In the same way a cold alaskan summer ale can identify individuals with an appreciation for great beer. Awards recent 2012 west coast brew fest-silver: mixed los angeles county fair-gold: golden or blonde ale denver international beer festival-gold: kolsch 2011 los angeles county fair-gold: golden or blonde ale denver international beer festival-gold: light lagers/ales australian international beer awards-bronze: german-style kolsch 2010 us open beer championship-gold: bitter los angeles county fair-gold: golden or blonde ale west coast brew fest-third: mixed past 2009 los angeles county fair-silver: german-style kolsch north american beer awards-silver: german-style kolsch west coast brew fest-gold: kolsch-style ale australian international beer awards-bronze: german-style kolsch 2008 great american beer festival-silver: golden or blonde ale colorado state fair-silver: kolsch west coast brew fest-first: mixed world beer cup-gold: golden or blonde ale 2007 los angeles county fair-bronze: german-style kolsch/koln-style kolsch 2006 los angeles county fair-silver: german-style kolsch/koln-style kolsch california brewers festival-second: light ales 2005 north american beer awards-gold: german-style kolsch/koln-style kolsch los angeles county fair-silver: german-style kolsch/koln-style kolsch 2004 los angeles county fair-silver: german-style kolsch/koln-style kolsch 2003 los angeles county fair-gold: german-style kolsch/koln-style kolsch
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