YaYa Brewing Company
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A Note on This Beer
I often get asked about the difference between a Kolsch and a Lager. The simplified answer is basically this: Kolsches are brewed with top-fermenting yeast, while Lagers are brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast.
Top-fermenting yeasts tend to yield much more flavor in a beer than do bottom yeasts. Which means a Kolsch-style Ale like today’s 1603 is a prime choice for craft fans seeking a brew with lots of flavor packed into a light and refreshing body!
The distinguished crew* at YaYa Brewing crafted this tasty quencher with 100% Baronesse Pilsner Malt to impart noticeable undertones of warm, honeyed baguettes. Then, they hit it with German Perle Hops for flavors of lemongrass tea kissed with orange zest, and just a dash of mint.
With so many nuances to explore, a Kolsch-style ale like this promises more complexity with every sip than traditional Lagers can manage.
If you think I’m mistaken, pick up a couple cans of 1603 and try pinpointing all the layers of citrusy, honey flavor on your own. Then, stack it up against your favorite Lager and taste the difference for yourself!
*YaYa Brewing co-founders (and brothers) Chris and Jason Gass cut their teeth working with legendary breweries, such as Austin Street, Foundation, Battery Steele, and Bissel Brothers!