- Style: Black Kölsch
- ABV: 5%
- IBUs: 14
- Created On: October 4th 2013
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Set forth from the dark forest floor, this beer emanates from rich German brewing traditions. Black Forest Black Kölsch is a variation of the traditional German Kölsch style. Black Forest is made with German Malts and Noble Hops. The beer pours nearly black in color with an airy light tan head and good lacing. The subtle nose exposes roasted malt and hints of brown sugar. The initial palate is smooth with a slight linger of bitterness which finishes dry. While dark in color, thanks to the dark roasted malt, this kölsch is light in body with a plenty of carbonation leaving the drinker refreshed and wanting more!
BLACK FOREST combines the names of Blackstone Brewing Co. and SoundForest.org.
Bonus: Every Black Forest pour is helping the Planet. Profits from the beer are donated to SoundForest.org to plant trees locally in Middle Earth Tennessee. Prost!
History: (The long beer drinking version...)
Deep in the Black Forest region of Germany a secret brewing recipe has been hidden for decades. During WWII renowned brewer Joshua Dachkammer from the city of Cologne was forced to go into hiding. He fled south of the Rhine River and took with him his brewing methods to continue working his trade under cover of the Schwarzwald (Black Forest). It was forbidden under Kölsch Konvention German Law to brew Kölsch beer outside of the city limits of Köln (Cologne). In order to continue producing his esteemed craft brew he disguised the recipe by adding a special dark roasted malt to the beer thus, making it "black" in color. His beer was now only available on the "Schwarzmarkt" or black market. The result, a new style called Black Kölsch.
The recipe was thought to be lost. Not so! A secret of the Black Forest was recently discovered.
SoundForest.org has partnered with Blackstone Brewing to bring this craft brew to life again. We are introducing the Blackstone and SoundForest collaboration Black Forest black kölsch brew.
Make a Kaiserlich MondWald (Imperial Moon Forest) by adding a shot of Tennessee Moonshine
Added bonus. Every time you order a Black Forest brew you're actually helping plant trees. SoundForest.org is using the profits from this beer to help the environment by planting trees in our restoration projects.
Go ahead, plant a tree... order a Black Forest Beer today!
Might be available at these select establishments:
12 South Taproom
Edley's on 12th
The Filling Station
The Family Wash
ML Rose Charlotte
ML Rose 8th
Whole Foods Green Hills
Whole Foods Cool Springs