There's a new kid on Ninkasi's block! Wünderbier, a Kölsch-style ale is replacing Radiant (pale ale) as Ninkasi's summer seasonal. At 4.4% ABV and 22 IBUs, this session ale sounds like a great hot weather beer. Check out the details in Ninkasi's press release below. I haven't tried it yet, but will be sure to share my tasting notes after sampling it.
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NINKASI BREWING COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW SUMMER SEASONAL, WÜNDERBIER KÖLSCH
Wünderbier is Available in Bottles and On-Draft June Through August
EUGENE, Ore.—May 19, 2014— With warmer months and endless adventures ahead, Ninkasi Brewing Company aims to help craft beer admirers appreciate summer even more with the release of Wünderbier to its Seasonal Release Series. A Kölsch-Style ale, Wünderbier is perfect for summertime enjoyment, offering a beer that is crisp, sweet and luminous.
Brewed in the traditional fashion, Wünderbier ferments at ale temperatures and is conditioned at colder lager temperatures, giving this golden-colored beer a subtle, crisp sweetness with a light flavor. Wünderbier has a light body and a dry yet crisp finish, offering a beer that is a balanced and sessionable.
“This Kölsch-style beer is perfect for chilling with friends,” says Jamie Floyd, founding brewer and co-founder of Ninkasi. “Crisp, delicate, bright, and light this beer allows us to enjoy each other’s company without distractions and is an exceptional pairing to summertime fare.”
Available for the first time, Wünderbier can be found in 12 and 22-ounce bottles and on-draft June through August.
Style: Kölsch-Style Beer
Series: Seasonal Release Series
Available: June – August 2014
Starting Gravity: 1044
Malt: 2-Row Pale, Pilsen, White Wheat
Hops: German Spalt
Packaging: 12 and 22-ounce bottles, draft
Distribution: Oregon; Washington; Idaho; Montana; California; Alaska; Nevada; and Vancouver, British Columbia
Description: Conquer summer with Wünderbier in-hand and say “cheers” to the pure and unadulterated fun of the season. In tribute to the favored beer of Cologne (Köln), Germany, this German-Style Kölsch is golden-colored with a subtle, crisp sweetness. A wonderful summer story awaits in every sip; it’s Wünderbier!
Tasting Notes: Fermented at ale temperatures and conditioned at colder lager temperatures, this golden-colored beer has a subtle, crisp sweetness with a light flavor. With a light body and a dry yet crisp finish, this beer is a balanced and sessionable, perfect for summertime enjoyment!
Food Pairings: Soups, Salads, Sandwiches, Pastas, BBQ, Most Meats, Shortbread Cookies, Fruit Tarts
Learn more about Ninkasi’s line-up of craft beers at www.NinkasiBrewing.com/beers.
About Ninkasi Brewing Company
Founded in 2006 by Jamie Floyd and Nikos Ridge, Ninkasi Brewing Company continues to grow from its first batch of Total Domination IPA, to two brewhouses, a 55-barrel and a 90-barrel brewhouse, located in Eugene, Ore. Ninkasi’s Flagship beers—Total Domination IPA, Tricerahops Double IPA, Believer Double Red, Oatis Oatmeal Stout, and Vanilla Oatis Oatmeal Stout—are sold throughout Oregon; Alaska; California; Idaho; Montana; Washington; Nevada; and Vancouver, British Columbia. The brewery remains privately-owned and is committed to community support and giving. Ninkasi’s Beer Is Love program offers in-kind donations and support for organizations throughout its footprint.
For more information, call 541.344.2739 or visit www.NinkasiBrewing.com.