Today’s beer painting is of Reissdorf Kölsch from the Privat Brauerie Heinrich Reissdorf. Amazing beer! I am sitting in my outdoor studio in McCarthy, sipping on this beer with two good friends and all of us are amazed at this delicious crisp German Kölsch. “What a good beer!” one of them said as he swilled it down. “Good beer!” said the other. I was really thirsty this late afternoon as we had just hauled 20 five-gallon jugs of water all the way from the spring to my lot. I think the hot weather (probably 80 degrees F in Alaska), and the cold beer after manual labor made this a very, very enjoyable beer.
I love the German pilsner, but a Kölsch has even more breadiness. The yeast flavor is a bit different, more chunky. Many German beers are very similar with vary subtle differences. I love German beer from my last bicycle trip in 2011. I rode across the country of Germany as part of it and tasted many amazing beers. I wish I had gone to Köln! I was getting annoyed at big cities and decided to skip it. Next time I go, I will totally bring a folding bike and hop trains and stay in cities! And I will go to Köln and drink the Reissdorf Kölsch!
Prost zum gut Bier! Reissdorf Kölsch! Hanging with the best beers out there!