Sunday, February 8, 2015

Horst or the Four Brewing Heroes

Today Freiburg's Sunday paper Der Sonntag published an article about the Braukollektiv (Brewing Collective): Vielfalt aus der Flasche (Varieties from the bottle).

The Braukollektiv unites four young men in their love for real beer. They not only love but they brew craft beer in a private brewery in Lenzkirch south-east of Freiburg

Here are my Four Brewing Heroes of the Braukollektiv:

From left: Chris Murphy, Gil Scheuermann,
James Tutor und Bernhard Frenzel (©Der Sonntag/RAS)
In October last year I met one of the Four, James Tutor, at a beer seminar where the man from California introduced the Collective's first brew: Black Sheep, an Indian pale ale.

Black Sheep IPA (©Braukollektiv)
The reason for the article in Der Sonntag was that, following their success with their pale ale, the Four marketed a new type of beer, a brown ale baptized Horst. The brown color and slightly bitter taste of the beer are determined by chocolate malt, a roasted malt imported from California. The Four only brew small quantities of 2200 liters, a little bit more than 1% of a charge that Freiburg's beer company Ganter generally brews. The beer of the Collective is sold in a couple of places here in Freiburg.

Horst, Californian brown ale (©Braukollektiv)
One of the selling sites, the Artjamming Caf√©, is close to where I live. Red Baron will hasten to buy a bottle of California brown ale and celebrate his "Status" on Facebook: What are you doing? by answering  Drinking Horst.
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