Coronado, CA — Coronado Brewing Company Head Brewer Ryan Brooks took to the tarmac to visit Seattle’s Maritime Pacific Brewing Company & brew up a Kolsch-Style Ale with brewer Matthew Schumacher early in July. The collaboration of the two breweries was a natural fit between the two well- established West Coast breweries. “I was excited to make the trip up North to the Pacific Northwest to brew with Maritime, I really look forward to tasting this beer”.
The collaboration of the two west coast breweries was suitably named after the “ketch”, a sailing vessel sporting dual masts that once trolled the waters of the Baltic and North Seas. This highly drinkable German style Ale is light gold in color with aromas of citrus and tropical fruit that lead to a tangy, but crisp and refreshing finish.
Ketch of the Day, a NW style Kolsch Ale from the Koln area of Germany. Ketch of the Day follows the traditional brewing methods for Kolsch ales from water, grain and yeast to fermentation temperatures. Cellared for over 3 weeks this ale is remarkably light and flavorful with a clean dry finish. Brewed with a blend of NW pale and German pilsner malts, this beer’s straw blond color gives way to a soft malt flavor followed by subtle citrus notes due to the abundance of NW Amarillo hops. Ketch of the Day is a true Northwest style based upon a classic German ale.
Ketch of the Day Specs:
Style: Kolsch-style Ale
Bitterness: 25 IBU
Package: 22 ounce bottles Release: August 2014
Malt: Pilsner malt, wheat malt Hops: Amarillo
Yeast: 029 Kolsch
Where to find it:
Ketch of the Day will be sold exclusively in Washington State by Maritime Pacific in draft only. Coronado’s rendition of the beer will be released in 22 ounce bottles in October throughout Washington & California.