Saturday, August 17, 2013

Global Kolsch Malt

So, a couple of days ago I was out with the family for a day trip in search of the ocean in Oregon. Driving through Hillsboro my wife caught site of Mainbrew Beer, so we figured we’d check in and see what was there. If you get a chance, drop in. They’ve got everything from the standard malts and equipment to a decent beer and soft drink selection, glassware, it’s a beer drinker’s candy store.
Anyway, what excited me was the wide selection of base malts. I didn’t examine all of them, but there were like 8. The shop I usually frequent has two. In the collection I saw a Global Kolsch. It’s summer, it’s hot, and Kolsch is one of my two summer favorites, so I had to jump on it. Yesterday I picked up some white wheat and Vienna malt to add to it, so if plans work out as expected tonight I should be starting to brew up a slightly strong Kolsch style. More details to come.