Origin: Calgary, AB
Style: German-Style Kölsch
In the hustle of the Calgary craft beer scene, two brothers decided that tasty beer was the ultimate quest. It would be a pretty fascinating story to tell you of how they traveled to far away lands in order to source some of the purest, and most remotely grown hops that have ever been turned into beer. But that really isn’t the case - they’re not worried about trying to get weird and funky, or experiment with ways to dry hop your dry hop, so that your hops are very dry. They want to make good beer that you can sit down and drink on a Friday night and be glad that you opened up the can. So get ready for Sparrowhawk’s straight-forward handiwork in the form of cool, crisp beer in your glass. The Kölsch is based on the classic style, light in body, slightly spicy, crisp and refreshing. Serves well at 8°C and can cellar for up to six months.
Pours a pale yellow colour bordering on translucent with low carbonation. A slightly clingy, sticky lacing on the glass is all the head you’ll get.
Quite a mild aroma on the beer, but you can pick up some of the toasted bread malt and a bit of the hops as freshly cut leaves with a bit of earthy minerality.
A smooth combination of slightly sweet malt and the hop bitterness. The malt keeps the leafy, fresh green of the hops to a minimum and the hops give the flatter malt some character. Not much in the way of spiciness, but there is a slightly mineral flavour and vinous character. The body is crisp and light, snappy on the tongue, and refreshing. The mouthfeel is smooth on the swallow and takes a slightly dry turn with no aftertaste.
Perfect for pairing up with hot wings or spicy nachos.
Retail: $5.49 Club: $4.29
Retail: $6.49 Club: $5.29